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Join UC Walks May 12

Photo courtesy of Emily Casado

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting UC ANR Walks on Wednesday, May 12, at 10 a.m.

As a virtual walk, all ANR employees are invited to participate in this annual community-building event by walking – outdoors or indoors – or engaging in another form of exercise such as yoga to promote a healthy active lifestyle.

UC ANR promotes wellness by encouraging employees to take time out of their day to be physically active. As a UC ANR sponsored event, UC ANR Walks allows everyone to get together, be physical active, have some fun and hopefully is the catalyst for all of us to be more physically active.

Grab your walking shoes, water bottle, hat and sunscreen, and join your UC ANR colleagues as we take a walk break for good health and community. Make your walk an adventure by playing Walking BINGO along the way.

You can join the live event at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The Program Support Unit will send an email containing the Zoom link.

A stretching coach will lead light and fun stretching before your 30-minute walk or yoga session. After you walk or do yoga, rejoin the group online to do cool-down stretches to avoid injuries and to share comments about the exercise.

Photo Contest! Take photos and videos along your walk. Share your walk experience through real-time videos and photos during the virtual Zoom event. Enter a photo in the category of nature, fashion or urban point of interest. Photo winners will get a signed UC WALKS t-shirt, water bottle and fanny pack. 

Enter the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee raffle by doing the following:

  • Complete this survey after the walk.
  • Promote your walk on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) using the hashtags #UCANRmoves and #ucwalks2021.

For more information, visit or email the UC Walks planning working group: David RitzScott BraytonNora Lopez, and Molica Sim.


Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:49 AM
Tags: April 2021 (17), UC Walks (4)

See the winning UC Walks 2020 photos

Best Nature photo by Ana Medina.

This May, UC ANR staff and faculty opted outside for a Virtual UC Walks 2020. More than 100 ANR staff and academics chose to walk together while apart for a total of 90 hours! Several participants chose to submit photos of their walks to the photo contest competition hosted by the UCANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee.

Best Nature photo winner Ana Medina, awed us with her lovely twilight panoramic of the Bay Area.

Best Fashion photo by Emily Melton Casado.

Best Fashion photo winner, Emily Melton Casado, made us smile with family's coordinated UC Walks attire.

Best Urban photo by Sarah Angulo.

Last but certainly not least, Best Urban photo winner Sarah Angulo impressed us with the creativity her walking team brought to the event by turning their walk into a Zoom meeting.  

Ben DiAnna won a FitBit in the participation survey raffle

In addition to a photo contest, the UC Staff Assembly Wellness Committee raffled off two Fitbits. Congratulations to Ben DiAnna for winning the participation survey raffle and to Russ Hill for winning the social media post raffle.

See more UC Walks photos on the Staff Assembly website.

Russ Hill won the UC Walks 2020 social media post raffle.

To see photos selected for 'honorable mention,' visit the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee website.

The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council wants to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event. Your participation highlighted how, even in these unusual times, UC ANR stands together. Here's to a UC Walks 2021 that is not just virtual. In the meantime, we hope this event inspires everyone to get outside and take a stroll.

Be well,

The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 4:18 PM
  • Author: Kaela Plank
Tags: Kaela Plank (1), May 2020 (19), UC Walks (4)

UC Walks together apart on May 6

Jeannette Warnert walks wearing a homemade face mask. UC Walks is May 6. Post your UC Walks photos on social media with #UCANRmoves and #ucwalks.

Shelter in place got you stuck in the house? Not on May 6, 2020! Walking together, even when we're apart - that's the mission for Virtual UC Walks happening on May 6, 2020! Anytime on May 6, put on your walking shoes and take a walk around your block.

Share your experience with the ANR community. Submit your best nature, urban or fashion photo from your walk to the photo contest and win some cool prizes! Keep a look out for further details from your Staff Ambassador on how to participate in Virtual UC Walks 2020.

Contact your Staff Assembly Ambassador to get involved. 

FitBit raffle give away! 

Enter our raffle by doing the following:

  • Complete this survey 
  • Promote your walk on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) using the hashtags #UCANRmoves and #ucwalks

Photo contest

The best nature, best fashion, and best urban point-of-interest photos will win a signed UC WALKS t-shirt, water bottle and fanny pack. Take photos along your walk and submit your best ONE photo here. 

Please remember to stick to California's shelter in place guidelines while outdoors:

    1. Be sure to wear a mask during your walk
    2. Stay 6 feet apart from others while outside in your community
    3. Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow
    4. Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds upon returning home

Make your walk an adventure, play Walking BINGO. Download the card at

For more information, contact your Staff Assembly Ambassador  or visit

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 5:17 PM
Tags: April 2020 (14), UC Walks (4)

UC walks for wellness on May 17

UCSF School of Dentistry employees walked for 2016 UC Walks.

UC Walks returns for its eighth year on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, bringing together faculty, staff, students and retirees to take a walk, share wellness tips and (with luck) enjoy the spring sunshine.

UC Walks is a free, systemwide event that began in 2010 as a way to raise awareness about the importance of making time for walking or fitness. Over the years, UC Walks just keeps growing, highlighting UC's commitment to becoming among the healthiest places in the country to live, work and study. Wellness managers and benefits professionals organize the events, making sure that each location offers something special – like UC Berkeley's signature flash mob, free health screenings at UC San Diego, and a Wellness and Safety Fair at UC Irvine.

Visit the UC Walks page on UCnet to check out this year's video and find out what's happening at your location. Although most events will take place on Wednesday, May 17, UCSF's event will be held on May 10, and UC Berkeley's event will be held on Friday, June 16. Participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last, courtesy of UC's medical and behavioral health plans.

Show your UC Walks spirit by sharing photos of you and your colleagues on Twitter, using #UCWalks. A collection of #UCWalks photos will be posted on UCnet after the event. Check out a photo slideshow of last year's event.



Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:05 PM
Tags: April 2017 (23), UC Walks (4)

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