University of California, San Diego



October 2, 2001


SUBJECT:  Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars

Chancellor Robert Dynes will kick off Homecoming Weekend by leading the sixth annual Chancellor's Challenge 5-K Run/Walk for Scholars on Friday, October 19, running a course through campus, including Library Walk, to raise scholarship support for our students. We invite all staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends in the community to join us for this exciting event.

Where and When?
The Chancellor's Challenge starts and ends on the North Campus Field, adjacent to RIMAC. Check-in begins at 10:30 A.M. The run/walk starts at 12:15 P.M. with lunch following.

What's the Challenge?

The Chancellor will personally donate $25 to UCSD undergraduate scholarships for every person who beats him. He and Event Chairman Charlie Robins also have agreed to donate up to a total of $50,000, to match top event sponsorships.

Are there other group competitions?

Associated Students vs. Chancellor Dynes

Here are the stakes: If the AS President, Jeff Dodge, beats the Chancellor, the Chancellor will donate funds to the AS BBQ. If the Chancellor beats the AS President, the AS President will roll up his sleeves, get wet and soapy, and wash the Chancellor's car.

Professor Frances Dynes Hellman Challenge

Professor Frances Dynes Hellman will donate $25 to undergraduate scholarships for every woman who beats her!

You're Not a Runner? No Problem

The Chancellor's Challenge is a "walk" as much as it is a "run." You do not need to be a runner or have athletic abilities to participate. You don't even need to cross the finish line. The point is to participate to the best of your abilities, have fun and help support UCSD's outstanding students. Special accommodations may be provided to individuals with a disability by contacting Ken Grosse at 858-534-4211 to discuss requests for alternative accessible arrangements or accommodations.

Register Now and Save $$$

Advance registration for faculty and staff is $10, and student pre-registration is just $5. This year you can register and pay on-line at www.ucsd.edu/5k. The entry fee increases to $15 for faculty/staff, seniors (55+), alumni and friends, and $10 for students, on the day of the event. So get your entry form in now and save money!

Your entry fee includes:

* 5-K Run/Walk with the Chancellor.
* Chancellor's Challenge T-shirt.
* Lunch and awards program.
* A chance to get out for some fun and fresh air in the middle of a weekday.

The Chancellor will be approving administrative leave for staff to participate in this event.

For entry forms, payroll deduction forms, registration, and more information about the event, please visit the Chancellor's Challenge web page address at http://www.ucsd.edu/5k. You may also call x21537 for further information.

We hope you can join Chancellor Dynes and the rest of our campus family for a great run and lots of fun on October 19!

                                                Jeff Dodge
                                                AS President
                                                Student Chair, 2001 Chancellor's Challenge

                                                Annie Flager
                                                Staff Association Ex-Officio Chair
                                                Staff Chair, 2001 Chancellor's Challenge

                                                Michael A. Bernstein
                                                Department of History
                                                Chair, Academic Senate
                                                Faculty Chair, 2001 Chancellor's Challenge