The participants composed of students, teachers, athletes, young professionals, health buffs, and families gathered as early as 5:30 a.m. to run in the 3K, 5K, and 10K races. A special 3K parent-child race was also held.
Presented by Growers NutriBar in cooperation with the UP Mountaineers, the race will benefit the UP Padyak project which promotes biking within the UP Diliman campus as a means of transportation to promote health and fitness and lessen the dependence on fossil fuel-driven vehicles.
Growers NutriBar donated bike racks to be installed around the campus where UP Padyak members can safely park their single-speed cruiser bikes. Each rack can securely accommodate cable-locked bikes.
“We are honored that the UP Mountaineers teamed up with Growers NutriBar to bring the Hip 2B Fit Fun Run to UP Diliman. In support of the UP Padyak Project, Growers NutriBar will donate bike racks to supplement the campus’ need for parking facilities and to encourage more students and faculty members to use bikes to be fit,” said Mike Rotea, marketing manager of Marketreach Distributors Inc., distributors of Growers NutriBar.
Rotea said that Growers NutriBar and the UP Padyak project share the same passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness. “NutriBar is the handy, hearty snack buddy of these bike and fitness enthusiasts.”
Growers NutriBar is a light, healthy, and delicious mix of cereals, rice, rolled oats, wheat fiber, fruits, energy-rich chocolates, and high protein peanuts and almonds. It is cholesterol-free and boasts of 0 grams trans fat for guilt-free indulgence. Variants include Apple Cinnamon, Choco Chips, and Peanut Butter.