University of California, San Diego
October 18, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
In the spirit of broad campus involvement in the Chancellorís Challenge 5-K Run/Walk for Scholars, I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay on Friday, October 21, the day of the event. Supervisors may allow two hours of release time for staff to participate when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.
Please join the UCSD community Ė students, faculty, staff, alumni and UCSD friends Ė for an afternoon of fun and fresh air, all to benefit undergraduate scholarships at UCSD. As we celebrate the 10th Chancellorís Challenge, we also celebrate the eventís direct impact on the lives of students by raising more than $1.25 million for more than 550 scholarships.
This yearís Challenge is that I will personally donate $5,000 if the total number of registrants exceeds 1,500. Also, for every $50 donated, I am adding an additional $10 from the Chancellorís Associates fund toward undergraduate scholarships.
The Chancellorís Challenge 5K Run/Walk will start at 12:15 p.m. from the North Campus Field, adjacent to RIMAC, and continue along a course through campus. Please contact Dave Koch at (858) 822-5260 to discuss requests for alternative accessibility arrangements or accommodations.
Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. For entry forms, payroll deduction forms to support scholarships, and more information about this one-of-a-kind event, please visit the Chancellorís Challenge Web page at www.ucsd.edu/5k where you may also register and pay online.
Participants who have already registered may pick up their bib number and T-shirt early at RIMAC on Thursday, October 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You may also call (858) 534-0263 for further information.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, October 21.