September 23, 2010


SUBJECT: Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars Ė October 22, 2010

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will lead the 15th annual Chancellorís Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars on Friday, October 22, to raise undergraduate scholarship support for UC San Diego students.

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 generosity of the campus community, the Chancellor's Challenge 5K has raised $2.3 million, providing scholarships for more than 800 undergraduates since the event was established in 1996. During a time when student support is especially vital, we invite all staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends to join us for this fun, worthwhile event.

More about the Chancellor's Challenge 5K

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.

Register Now to Reserve Your Place

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 scholarships and includes:

* A scenic 5K run/walk through campus

* Chancellorís 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 their bib number and T-shirt early on Thursday, October 21, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at RIMAC.

Not a Runner? No Problem

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. We need your help. 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 x41507 for further information. The Chancellor will approve two hours of administrative leave with pay for staff to participate in this event. Supervisors may allow staff to participate as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care. 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 22.

Wafa Ben Hassine
Associated Student President
Student Co-Chair
2010 Chancellorís Challenge 5K

Rodolfo John Alaniz
President, Graduate Student Association
Student Co-Chair
2010 Chancellorís Challenge 5K

Alonso Noble
President, Staff Association
Staff Chair
2010 Chancellorís Challenge 5K

Frank Powell
Academic Senate
Faculty Chair
2010 Chancellorís Challenge 5K

Darcy Bingham
Community Co-Chair
2010 Chancellorís Challenge 5K

Reed Vickerman
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Community Co-Chair
2010 Chancellorís Challenge 5K