About UB FIT Fun Walk, Run, Skate
UBFIT has become one of UB’s staple community building and fundraising initiatives. In its inaugural year in 2017, more than 500 people participated, consequently contributing to UB’s Annual Fund and supporting the goal of increased mobility for students with special needs. The event grew from the University’s annual Health and Safety Week, held under the theme “Fit. Healthy. Safe.” To date, more than $235,000 has been collectively raised from sponsorships, registrants and generous in-kind donations.
April 2021, more than 350 persons participated in the University of The Bahamas (UB) first Virtual UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate Push 5K/10K race that happened over the weekend in a tangible display of support for wellness and the University. In its fourth year, but the first in a virtual format, the UBFIT race attracted participants in Exuma, Andros, Long Island, New Providence, Grand Bahama and internationally as the excitement spread. Each participant completed either a 5K or 10K race course on their own, as a family, or in small groups and submitted the results tracked in their apps in order to receive a finisher’s medal. The event was held from 9th to 11th April.
“Despite the pandemic and the many restrictions we faced, as a committee, we re-envisioned what UBFIT could look like this year in a virtual capacity,” said Ms. Kandice Eldon, UBFIT Co-Chair and UB Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations. “And we are so pleased that members of the public, corporate Bahamas and the University participated in such a major way.”
In celebration of year five, UBFIT is envisioned as virtual and hybrid face-to-face, pending the Ministry of Health approvals is slated for April 29th – May 1st 2022 at the Oakes Field Campus and across the world, with the primary fundraising earmarked to continue supporting technology relief for our students and augment other major needs at the institution through the Annual Fund. We hope you join the UBFIT family!