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. We’ll post a collection of #UCWalks photos on UCnet after the event. Check out a photo slideshow of last year's event.