University of California, San Diego


October 16, 2006


SUBJECT:    Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk

In the spirit of broad campus involvement in the Chancellor's Challenge 5-K Run/Walk for Scholars, I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay on Friday, October 20, the day of the event. Supervisors may allow two hours of release time for staff to participate as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.

This year we celebrate the 11th year of the Chancellor's Challenge. Since its inception, the Chancellor's Challenge has had a direct impact on the lives of students by raising more than $1.5 million for more than 600 scholarships.

Chancellor's Challenge participants may run or walk the 5K course. This year's challenge is that I will personally donate $5,000 if the total number of registrants exceeds last year's total of 1,527. I am sure we can meet that goal!

The Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk will start at 12:15 p.m. from the North Campus Field, adjacent to RIMAC, and continue along a course that weaves 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 Chancellor's Challenge Web page at http://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 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You may also call (858) 534-0263 for further information.

Your participation is a great example of your ongoing commitment to UCSD and our students. In appreciation of your support and as part of the Faculty-Staff Campaign in the $1 billion Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next, you will receive a commemorative "Help Take Us over the Top" Faculty-Staff pin. I look forward to seeing everyone on October 20.

Marye Anne Fox