Memo #3 – 2017 IBECC Biathlon

Dear Teams,

This year, “The World’s Most Intellectually Daunting Biathlon” will be a 4-mile course on the bicycle path along the beach behind our hotel. Teams may participate in either the Run/Jog/Walk Division covering the 4-mile course, or they may register for the “Tourist Division,” which involves counting the number of steps accumulated during the three days of the competition. The goal of the biathlon is to foster the mind/body connection and do some tangible good in the world.

  • With the biathlon, IBECC is the only ethics competition that aims to do some good for other people by helping a worthy cause. The biathlon is our mechanism for raising a donation.
  • Our donation this year will go to the The School of Choice in Haiti (L’Ecole de Choix), co-founded by Laura Pincus Hartman, Director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
  • There will be a $500 prize for the team that raises the most money.
  • The top two teams in the Run/Job Walk/Division will receive prizes. Because the biathlon scoring has so many different factors (the presentation score, the fact that the walk/run score is based on “finishing place in gender,” the percentage of the team that participates), teams of walkers are able to do well in this division.
  •  To recognize excellence in running, the 5 fastest men and women will receive prizes.
  • The Tourist Division requires nothing more than accumulating steps sightseeing in Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Teams will be issued a pedometer, which they will turn in on the final day of the competition so the number of steps can be tallied. The top two teams will receive prizes.


  • Your team may raise money however you choose, but we are asking that donations be made online directly to the School of Choice at their Contributions page. In the notes section of the PayPal payment page, be sure to write 2017 IBECC [Your Team’s Name.]” If the team is not identified, we can’t give credit where it’s due.
  • If you have contributors who wish to write checks or donate cash, please designate a contact for your team who will collect those donations and submit them online to the School of Choice at the link above.
  • Please forward the PayPal receipts to so that we can track your team’s donations. We do this to avoid imposing an administrative burden on the School of Choice. Thank you for your understanding.

For more detailed information, visit our biathlon page.

All the best,

Thomas White, Ph.D.
Conrad Hilton Chair in Business Ethics
IBECC Founder
Center for Ethics and Business
Loyola Marymount University

Kirsten Scanlin
Director, IBECC Operations
Senior Associate Director, Center for Ethics and Business
Center for Ethics and Business
Loyola Marymount University

Chiray Koo
Event Coordinator
Center for Ethics and Business
Loyola Marymount University