César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk Set for April 4

14th Annual Event Raises Money for Student Scholarships

Cesar Chavez 5K Kids Race

The César Chávez 5k Run/Walk raises money for student scholarships.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — UC Riverside’s 14th Annual César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk was created to celebrate the legacy of César E. Chávez and raise critically needed funds for student scholarships at UCR.

This year’s event is set for 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4 starting at the UCR belltower.  It honors Chávez, a labor leader and Latino civil rights activist who helped found the United Farm Workers (UFW).

“We are asking people to recruit your friends and family, and set a fundraising goal,” said Estella Acuña, director of the Chicano Student Programs. There is a 5k Run/Walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. as well as a kids’ run for children ages 12 and under that starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person, or $80 for a team of five people.

Bring it On! UCR Challenges
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs Challenge
The Vice Chancellor will donate $10 for the first 100 students that beat his time. Are you up for the challenge?

Campus Department Challenge
The department that enters a team and raises the most money will get a breakfast for the entire department.

UCR Registered Student Organization Challenge
Enter the run and have a chance to win a $100 award.
Award will be given to the first place winner.

Residence Hall Challenge
The hall that raises the most money wins a Pizza Party.

Media Contact


Tel: (951) 827-2495
E-mail: kris.lovekin@ucr.edu
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Additional Contacts

Estella Acuña
Tel: 951.827.3821
E-mail: estella.acuna@ucr.edu

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