UC Walks

UC Walks 2020

This year, we will be hosting a virtual UC Walks that will take place starting Wednesday, May 13th, and ending Wednesday, May 20th. In addition to being held virtually, we are doing things a little differently this year and are opening it up so that you can decide how you want to participate, with any physical activity you'd like!

Earn a UC Walks t-shirt just by submitting your activity minutes via this form, due by Friday, May 22nd. Examples of physical activity may include (but are not liminted to): a walk, virtual fitness class, dancing, stretching, seated exercises, gardening, riding your bike, walking up and down stairs, using resistance bands, etc. T-shirts are limited and will be distributed when we return to campus on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to also snap a picture of you taking part in UC Walks and post to social media with #UCSCWalks2020, or email it to jbulleri@ucsc.edu to be entered into our raffle!

About UC Walks

UC Walks is a systemwide UC Living Well program that is coordinated by the Faculty & Staff Wellness Program at each campus. 

UC Walks promotes wellness and an active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff, and retirees to take just 30 minutes out of their work-day to walk.  The event also builds community and campus spirit throughout the University of California system.  

Check out last year's slideshow. Across all locations, over 8,000 participants walked for a combined total of 171,246 minutes - a record high! 

Previous UC Walks Events

For UC Walks 2019, we celebrated at the UCSC Track with beautiful views and awesome music. Satellite campuses also joined in on the fun, with faculty and staff group walks at the Scotts Valley Campus as well as the observatory, and we even had staff participate while working from home! We had a total of 112 participants and a grand total of 3,362 minutes walked! Thank you to everyone who participated!