University of California, San Diego
October 19, 2005
The Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars will take place this Friday, and I encourage you all to participate. This is an important campus event and provides us, as faculty, an opportunity to show support for our students. Registration information is provided in the notice below or by visiting the website, www.ucsd.edu/5k. I hope to see you there!
October 13, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
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 Chancellor's 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
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!
Laura A. Kwinn