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Sunday, April 15
See you on the starting line


Triton 5K & Festival

Students, alumni, staff, faculty and the greater San Diego community are invited to join UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla on Sunday, April 15, 2018 for the 22nd annual Triton 5K & Festival. The 3.1 mile, USATF-sanctioned course is a scenic trek through the heart of campus, past towering eucalyptus groves and familiar campus landmarks.

The best part? Race proceeds support student scholarships and the Campaign for UC San Diego—our comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the way humanity approaches problems and develops solutions.

For nearly 60 years, we’ve been dedicated to ensuring that learning is accessible and affordable for all. Together, we are inspiring and creating the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, researchers, policy makers, scholars, engineers and healers. Run, walk or stroll in support of tomorrow’s changemakers; you’ll impact lives here—and across the globe.



All the details you need to prepare for race day.
Since it was established in 1996, the Triton 5K (formerly the Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars) has raised more than $3.8 million, benefiting more than 1,000 motivated and ambitious students.
It’s all about the fun, not the speed. Following the Triton 5K, enjoy a kid-friendly mini course at the Triton Track and Field Stadium.
After the race, enjoy live music, a beer garden, and interactive experiences with your friends and family at the UC San Diego Triton Track and Field Stadium.
Participate as a team! Rally your running or walking partners to form a team to challenge others in the spirit of friendly competition.
The Triton 5K would not be possible without the continued support of our dedicated volunteers! If you would like to participate in the Triton 5K as a volunteer, we would love to have you join us.

Global Triton 5K

Not in San Diego on April 15? No problem! Our regional alumni clubs around the world are hosting 5K runs in their respective cities. Take a look at the clubs hosting events and join the thousands of Tritons on campus running in support of student scholarships and the Campaign for UC San Diego. As an added bonus, you’ll get to meet some other local Tritons and our amazing club leaders.