February 20, 2018


SUBJECT:    Triton 5K and Festival on April 15

I invite all faculty, staff and students to join our newly admitted students and their families at the 22nd annual Triton 5K and Festival Sunday, April 15, at 9 a.m. This annual campus event, which follows Triton Day, supports student scholarships to ensure that learning is accessible and affordable for all. Your participation contributes to the Campaign for UC San Diego.

Participants may run or walk the 3.1 mile scenic course through the heart of the UC San Diego campus. The Triton 5K is sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF) and open to the UC San Diego community and the public. You are encouraged to register as an individual or create a team of five or more. Prizes will be awarded, including recognition of the largest campus department-led team. Special registration discounts are available for active military and veterans. All participants will receive a Triton 5K t-shirt.

The Triton 5K Festival will feature entertainment, a Junior Triton Run, a play zone and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Campus departments and student organizations are invited to host a booth at the Festival. Email with requests for alternative accessibility arrangements or accommodations.

Established in 1996 as the Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars, the annual event has raised more than $3.8 million in scholarships, benefiting more than 1,000 motivated and talented students.

Here’s how you can get involved:

· Run/Walk the Triton 5K – registration is now open!

· Become a volunteer

· Make a tax-deductible gift – support student scholarships (HYPERLINK)

Thank you for joining me and the UC San Diego campus community as we support our students and mark the 22nd year of this exciting event. I’d also like to thank the 2018 Triton 5K planning committee and Race Champions: Zoltan Hajnal, Fnann Keflezighi ’11, Margaret Rattanachane ’13, Mark Stickel ’02, Sandra Timmons ’81, and Reed Vickerman.

I look forward to seeing you on April 15. Help UC San Diego bring change to the next generation of leaders and innovators. We can’t do it without you.

Pradeep K. Khosla