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UC Walks returns for its eighth year, bringing together faculty, staff, students and retirees systemwide to take a walk, share wellness tips and enjoy the spring sunshine. Join your UCOP colleagues in Oakland to walk a portion of Lake Merritt together.

Date: Wednesday, May 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt, Oakland

UC Walks kicks off in Lakeside Park with warm-up stretches, games and snacks. To find UCOP’s meeting place, take Grand Ave. to Bellevue Ave. and turn right into the park. Signs and balloons will guide you to the event.

UC’s medical and behavioral health plan vendors will be on hand with giveaways and information about wellness programs, and every participant will receive a free UC Walks T-shirt, with a brand new design for this year’s walk. You may want to arrive early for the best selection of sizes. After the kick-off, we’ll be walking from the lawn bowling courts to the pergola (columns) and back — about a 30-minute round trip.

Show your UC Walks spirit by sharing photos of you and your colleagues on Twitter, using the hashtag #UCWalks. We’ll post a collection of #UCWalks photos on UCnet after the event. Check out a photo slideshow of last year’s event.

If you have questions about this event, please contact

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  1. Maura Mcloughlin May 16, 2017 Reply

    NOTE: we’re just walking a small portion of the lake. We’ll walk from the lawn bowling courts to the pergola (white columns) and back. About a 30 minute round trip

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