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The Fun Run is one of the longest-standing traditions at the University of Waterloo. We invite alumni and all community members to participate in our annual Fun Run on Saturday, September 28, 2019. This event is for all ages and ability levels. Costumes are encouraged! 


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Fun Run Information

Proudly sponsored by:

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Kimberly Rau and Green Liner

Glenbriar Williams and UW Food Services logos

Race information

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | AHS Expansion Building

The run takes place on the University of Waterloo’s Ring Road and is open to all ages across the entire community. The Run will once again feature Bib Tag technology and results will be posted online as part of an official race in the running community.

  • Choose between 2.5 km OR 5 km run, jog, or walk around Ring Road
  • Bib tag timing available for 5 km run via Chip Time Results
  • Light refreshments will be provided


8:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Warm up

10:00 a.m.
Race starts

11:00 a.m.
Awards and Warrior Picnic - BBQ lunch available for purchase


The first 400 racers receive a 2019 Fun Run T-Shirt. Shirt sizes are only guaranteed until Friday, August 23.

Advance registration Day-of registration

$20.00 per adult/teen
$10 per UWaterloo student
Free for children (12 & under)

Advance registration
closes on Wednesday, September 25
at 11:59 p.m.

$30.00 per adult/teen
$15 per UWaterloo student
Free for children (12 & under)

Credit cards only.
No debit or cash sales.

This year $3.00 from every entry fee will go toward UW MATES, a one-to-one student peer support program offered by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (formerly Feds) in consultation with Campus Wellness.

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Check-in and registration will take place at the AHS Expansion Building on Saturday, September 28. If you are pre-registered, you can pick up your race kit on Friday, September 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Child in monkey costume

Prizes and costumes

Prizes will be awarded to top 5 km participants and best costumes. You can also wear your favourite active gear.



Warrior Picnic

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the BMH Green

Join us after your run for a BBQ lunch, beer tent, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. UWaterloo’s own Concrete Toboggan student team will be onsite selling their famous ‘Boggan Burgers with proceeds going directly to the team. Our beer tent will feature selections from Waterloo Brewing – available for purchase for those who are 19+. Enjoy live music, face painting, kids' activities, a photo booth and more.

No cost to register. Food and drinks will be for sale at the event. Cash sales only for food and drinks.


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