University of California, San Diego


October 13, 2005


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

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will lead the annual Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars on Friday, October 21, on a course through campus to raise scholarship support for UCSD students. Since the inaugural run in 1996, the Chancellor's Challenge has raised more than $1.25 million for more than 550 undergraduate scholarships. We invite all staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends to join us for this exciting event.

More about the Chancellor's Challenge

The Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk starts and ends on the North Campus Field, adjacent to RIMAC. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. with the Run/Walk getting under way at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided after the race.

As this year marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Chancellorís Challenge, Chancellor Fox will donate $5,000 if the total number of registrants exceeds 1,500.

Associated Students Challenge

If Associated Students registrations exceed 600 students, Chancellor Fox will donate funds towards the Associated Students BBQ. If the students do not meet that goal, Associated Students President, Christopher Sweeten will roll up his sleeves and will wash the Chancellor's car.

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 to join in the fun. You don't even need to cross the finish line. The goal is to participate, have fun, and help support UCSD's outstanding students. Individuals with disabilities should contact Dave Koch at 858-822-5260 to discuss requests for special accommodations.

Register Now and Save $$$

Advance registration for faculty and staff is $10, and student pre-registration is just $5. Register and pay on-line at www.ucsd.edu/5k. The late entry fee registration increases to $15 for faculty/staff, 55+, alumni and friends, and $10 for students on the day of the event. Enter early and save money. Your entry fee includes:

* 5-K Run/Walk with Chancellor Fox
* Chancellor's Challenge 10 Year Anniversary T-shirt
* Lunch following the event
* A chance to get out for some fun and fresh air in the middle of a weekday.

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

Take Care of Details Online

You may register online for the Chancellor's Challenge and may find out more about ways to support undergraduate scholarships by visiting the Chancellor's Challenge website. Entry forms, registration and more information may be found at http://www.ucsd.edu/5k.

Keep in mind that for $5 a month or more, you may support undergraduate scholarships through monthly payroll deduction (pre-tax) and this will include your registration fee. Just fill this out and send in: http://www-er.ucsd.edu/5k/pdf/payroll_deduction_form.pdf. Call x4-0263 for further information.

We hope you will join Chancellor Fox and the UCSD community for a great run and lots of fun on October 21st as we celebrate 10 Years!

Christopher Sweeten
President, Associated Students
Student Chair
2005 Chancellorís Challenge

Laura A. Kwinn
President, Graduate Student Association
2005 Chancellorís Challenge

Ken Tomory
Staff Chair
2005 Chancellorís Challenge

Jean-Bernard Minster
Academic Senate
Faculty Chair
2005 Chancellorís Challenge

Darcy Bingham
Vice Chair
UCSD Undergraduate Scholarship Council
Community Co-Chair
2005 Chancellorís Challenge

Reed Vickerman
Member, UCSD Undergraduate Scholarship Council
Community Co-Chair
2005 Chancellorís Challenge