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Show up to work ready to walk on Wednesday June 15, 2016!

UC Wellness coordinators at all UC locations have organized the 7th annual "UC Walks" day. UC Walks was established in 2010 as a system-wide health and wellness event to mark National Employee Health & Fitness Day.  UC Living Well, Kaiser, Blue Shield, and Health Net are providing free t-shirts to the first 400 participants while supplies last.  

Participating in UC Walks is as simple as committing to walk at least 15 minutes during the day of the event.   Last year, more than 5,700 people took part in walks at UC’s campuses and medical centers, racking up over 10,000 miles between them. 

Join the Competition! The Department with the highest participation percentage will be entered to earn a catered lunch at their next staff meeting. See rules and restrictions below. To participate, check in using your Cat Card at your location between 8:30am and 12:00pm.

  • Campus Walking Groups, meet outside the Yablokoff Wallace Dining Center:
  • 8:30am Vice Chancellor Kyle Hoffman / Dean Mark Matsumoto
  • 9:00am Assistant Vice Chancellor Tibor Toth
  • 9:30am Sr. Ast. Dean German Gavilan / Associate Chancellor Luanna Putney
  • 10:00am Vice Chancellor Charles Nies / University Librarian Haipeng Li
  • 10:30am Assistant Vice Chancellor Albert Vasquez
  • 11:00am Chancellor Leland
  • Castle Walking Groups, check-in at Castle main entrance:
  • 8:30am Group Walk
  • 10:00am Group Walk
  • Mondo/Parcade Walking Groups, check-in at Parcade main entrance:
  • 8:30am Group Walk
  • 9:30am Group Walk
  • 10:30am Group Walk
  • Promenade Walking Groups, check-in at Promenade main entrance:
  • 8:30am Group Walk led by AVC Veronica Mendez
  • 9:30am Group Walk
  • 10:30am Group Walk
  • Fresno Walking Group, check-in at Fresno Center lobby (Shaw Ave):
  • 9:15am Group Walk

You are free to walk as you choose or you can follow a Cat Trails path:  
Cat Trails (Campus)
Cat Trails (Castle)

UC Walks participants will be entered to win a FitBit Flex!  Bring your CAT card to sign in.

Rules and Restrictions

UC Walks event to take place Wednesday, June 15th between 8:30am and 12:00pm.

Employees will receive a UC Walks t-shirt upon check-in (while supplies last).

Departments with a participation of 90-100% will be entered into a drawing for a catered lunch at their next staff meeting, in the amount of no more than $15/person, up to $1000. If funds remain, additional department(s) will be selected from the drawing until the funds are depleted. Percentage participation will be calculated as follows: (Total Number of Eligible Participants/Total Number of Active Faculty or Staff within the Department) x 100.

Contest is open to active faculty and staff only.

Participants must check in at designated check-in stations using their Cat Card at campus, Promenade, Castle, Parcade, Mondo, or Fresno Center.

The goal is to walk a minimum of 15 minutes after check-in.

The winning department will be in charge of ordering food from their restaurant of choice (vendor must be an approved caterer).

Funds cannot be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

The winning department(s) will be announced by June 22nd via HR Announcements.

The winning department(s) must redeem their prize no later than August 31, 2016.