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3rd Annual SAAM 3K

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Event

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Library Walk

Take Back the Night Run/Walk

The SAAM 3K is an annual event sponsored by SARC, Student Health & Well-being, Recreation, Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women, Women's Center, and other organizations to help raise awareness about sexual assault. Join us for a fun sunset walk/run through campus and take a stand against sexual violence!

Event Details:

  • Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Warm-up exercises at 6:45 p.m. on Price Center Lawn
  • The walk/run will begin at 7 p.m.
  • The event concludes with music, raffle prizes, and refreshments.

For further information call (858) 534-5793.

Registration Fee

  • UCSD Student: $5
  • Staff/Faculty/Community Members: $15
  • Your registration includes*:

  • 3 kilometer walk/run, starting and finishing on Library Walk
  • A commemorative SAAM 3K 2014 bib
  • 1 raffle ticket for the post-3K prize drawing

*The FIRST 100 participants to register will receive a commemorative SAAM 3K 2014 t-shirt.

How to Register

All proceeds from the SAAM 3K will go toward support group activities for UCSD students who are survivors of sexual assault.

Please register here through UCSD Recreation.

You may also choose to pay the registration fee upon checking in rather than using the online form. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted. Please make sure to arrive early if you choose to register at the event.


  • Donations (cash and credit cards) will also be accepted at the event.
  • Each participant will receive one free raffle ticket as part of registration. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase with cash at the event.
  • If you have any questions regarding the online payment system or day-of contributions, please contact SARC at (858) 534-5793 or sarc@ucsd.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why a 3K?

3 kilometers is approximately 1.8 miles. We found this distance was suitable for people of varying fitness levels who want to participate in a fun outdoor event in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Many participants use the SAAM 3K as an opportunity to prep for an upcoming 5K race as well.

Is the event timed?

The SAAM 3K is not a timed event. Some participants finish within 10 minutes and most complete the course within 30 minutes. Runners and walkers are able to take their time and have fun with friends. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

Are walkers welcome at the SAAM 3K?

Of course! Many of our participants walk at least some part of the course while others walk the entire 3 kilometers. All are welcome.

Is there an age limit at the SAAM 3K?

There is no age limit. People of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please feel free to bring friends, parents, children, relatives, anyone!

What is included with my SAAM 3K Registration?

Participants receive a SAAM 3K race bib and raffle ticket. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free 2014 SAAM 3K t-shirt.

When and where do I pick up my SAAM 3K swag?

All participants will receive their race bib and raffle ticket upon checking in at the event. If you are one of the first 100 participants to register, you will also receive your t-shirt at check-in. If you pre-registered and do not check in at the event, your t-shirt will be given to a participant who completed the 3K.

Do I have to wear my SAAM 3K shirt?

We do encourage you to wear the SAAM 3K shirt but you are welcome to wear whatever you like. We know teams can get creative with costumes and t-shirts and we don't want to discourage that so please let your creativity run wild. Don't forget that teal is the color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month! 

Where can I leave my stuff during the 3K?

Our volunteers will keep any personal items that you can pick up following the 3K. You can leave your items with a volunteer during check-in.

How does the raffle work?

We have items from CorePower Yoga, UCSD FitLife, Tapioca Express, Sprinkles, San Diego Car Care, UCSD Outback Adventures Surf Shop, and many more! Each participant gets one raffle ticket with their registration and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward support group activities for UCSD students who are sexual assault survivors.


To register for the SAAM 3K, complete the online form on UCSD Recreation's website.


Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups interested in helping out with the SAAM 3K. Sign up via our online form.