Virtual Fun Run


Black and gold forever


This year marks the 35th anniversary of our Fun Run. While there have been many changes over the years, this event still remains a favourite among alumni and the UWaterloo community. Despite current circumstances, we want to bring you a fun opportunity to be active, show off your Waterloo pride, and connect with the UWaterloo community. So, for the first time ever, our Fun Run will be happening virtually from Saturday, September 19 to Saturday, September 26, 2020


Fun Run Logo with celebration pattern


Fun Run Information

Proudly sponsored by:

BMO MasterCard

Race information

Run anytime from Saturday, September 19 to Saturday, September 26, 2020 until 12:00 pm (ET).

Participants can complete the run at any time during the week leading up to Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home.

  • Choose distance goals of 2.5 km OR 5 km - run, jog, or walk!
  • Prizes will be awarded randomly for participation and winners will be selected for entering prize challenge categories.
  • Free admission - includes entry for prizes
  • $10.00 per person - includes Fun Run medal and shipping (within Canada ONLY), entry for prizes, $2 support to UW Mates
  • $5.00 per additional medal - for guests only, shipped to the same address as the main registrant (within Canada ONLY)

Please note that we will be ordering medals after registration closes to minimize waste. Participants will receive medals in October.

Fun Run Medal Design

This year $2.00 from the 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.

UW Mates


Child in monkey costume

Prizes and costumes

All registrants will automatically be entered for the raffle prizes. You will receive an extra entry  for each photo that you submit using #UWaterlooForever. Prizes will be shipped to winners or will be available to use online.

Categories/Photo submissions:

  • Best Warrior
  • Best Vintage Waterloo Shirt
  • Best Future Warrior
  • Best Costume (Individual and group)
  • Best Finish Photo


  • Warrior prize pack - Warriors t-shirt, lanyard, four pack of tickets to a future Warriors game, $50 truLOCAL gift card
  • $100 W store gift card (shipping of purchase available)
  • $150 Runners Choice Waterloo gift card (shipping available within Canada)
  • $150 Lug gift card
  • $100 Play-A-Latte Cafe gift card

*Most prizes offer online shopping and shipping within Canada. Some international shipping is available as well.

Winners will be announced the afternoon of Saturday, September 26th, 2020!


Fun Run Checklist

Fun Run Logo with celebration pattern