September 29, 2009


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

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will lead the 14th annual Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars on Friday, October 23, 2009 to raise undergraduate scholarship support for UC San Diego students. We invite all staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends to join us for this fun, worthwhile event.

With state funding on the decline and recent increases in student fees, scholarships are of critical importance for our studentsí continued success. Thanks to the support of the campus community and friends of the University, the Chancellor's Challenge 5K has raised $2.12 million, providing scholarships for more than 800 undergraduates since the event was established in 1996.

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

Event registration for faculty and staff is still only $15, and student registration is just $10, yet your contribution, pooled with other participants, can make a big impact on deserving students. Your entry fee directly benefits undergraduate scholars hips and includes:

* A scenic 5K run/walk through campus

* Chancellor's Challenge 5K T-shirt

* Lunch following the race

* And most important, an opportunity to support our students.

Register and pay online at Registered participants may pick up a bib number and T-shirt early on Thursday, October 22, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at RIMAC.

Even if you do not wish to run or walk, you can still join the fun and help support student scholarships by volunteering at the Chancellorís Challenge 5K. To find out more about lending a hand, please call (858) 822-6615 or email

To learn more about the event and how you can help support undergraduate scholarships, please visit or call (858) 534-1507. The Chancellor will approve two hours of administrative leave for staff to participate in this event. Individuals with disabilities should contact Dave Koch at 858-822-5260 to discuss requests for special accommodations.

We hope you will join Chancellor Fox and the UC San Diego community for a great event and lots of fun on October 23.

Utsav Gupta
Associated Student President
Student Chair
2009 Chancellor's Challenge 5K

Alex James
Graduate Student Association

Chuck Morgan
President, Staff Association
Staff Chair
2009 Chancellor's Challenge 5K

William S. Hodgkiss
Academic Senate, San Diego Division
Faculty Chair
2009 Chancellor's Challenge 5K

Darcy Bingham
Community Co-Chair
2009 Chancellor's Challenge 5K

Reed Vickerman
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Community Co-Chair
2009 Chancellor's Challenge 5K