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Hundreds of UCOP staff walk for health

Hundreds of UCOP staff turned out last Wednesday, May 21 for a fun-filled midday walk, participating enthusiastically in the fifth annual UC Walks event.

After gathering in Snow Park, near the Kaiser building, the staff took part in warm up activities, tasted some healthy treats including smoothies and accepted giveaways before heading out for a walk along the shores of Lake Merritt, through city streets to the Franklin building, the Kaiser building and 20th street.

There was also a raffle and a T-shirt giveaway to entice UCOP staffers to take part. The weather smiled on the event and the temperature was just right for a stroll.

The UCOP event coincided with UC Walks events happening across the system to promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

More than 5,480 people across the UC system participated in UC Walks last year, collectively covering nearly 10,700 miles. That’s about 2,000 more miles than in 2012, when walkers racked up 8,771 miles.

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