Fun Run - Celebrating 32 years!

The 32nd annual Fun Run was a great success!

A record number of over 600 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater community took part in this year's Run. We invited back Craig McLennan (BA Hons. '91 Sociology) as our alumni speaker, and Tina Roberts (BSc '80 Health Studies), the founder of the Fun Run, as our grand marshal.

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and James Rush, Dean of Applied Health Sciences also welcomed participants in celebration of the 32nd annual Fun Run and the 50th anniversary of the Faculty.

Runners and those cheering them on were entertained by The Water Boys, Waterloo's male a cappella ensemble and DJ Dave Partridge kept everyone moving to the music! Our very own UW Fitness team led everyone through warm-ups, accompanied by our very own AHSUM student society.

Thanks to our participants, $3200 was raised for Teens In Motion program. Teens In Motion (TIM) is an exercise and healthy behaviour program for clinically overweight teens (12-17 yrs of age). TIM introduces teens to sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes without putting the focus on weight loss. Through this program teens develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to make long-term, positive lifestyle changes to improve overall health, well-being and disease risk.

Thanks again and we hope to see you in 2018 for Reunion and the annual Fun Run!

2017 Race results

Category Winner
First Place Female Overall: Emily Huras (20:05)
First Place Male Overall: Reid Hayes (17:03)
First Place Female Student: Karen Thompson (20:24)
First Place Male Student: Tyler Chuang (18:13)
First Place Female Alumni: Kaitlyn Hayes (22:48)
First Place Male Alumni: Brendan Sales (20:30)
First Place Female Faculty/Staff: Madeleine Noble (24:07)
First Place Male Faculty/Staff: Dave Harmsworth (18:17)
First Place Female Open: Julie Wormald (22:51)
First Place Male Open: Darryl Huras (18:11)
First Place Female Youth: Jessica Schmidt (23:05)
First Place Male Youth: Colin Grant (21:17)

To see all of the timed results, visit Chip Time Results.

2017 Supporting sponsors

Platinum level

Waterloo Alumni

Bank of Montreal logo

Panago logo


Gold level

Logo of SOS Physiotherapy

Traces Screen Printing logo


Logo of Kimberly Rau and Associates Inc.

Lug logo

Mambella's logo

subway restaurant

Green Liner logo

Dalcini logo

Logo of Via Rail

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment logo

Pro Martial Arts logo

Pillers logo

Silver level

Logo of Universal Links

Williams coffee pub

UW Fitness logo


Bronze level

Logo of Kitchener Rangers

Marble Slab logo


Logo of Moksha Yoga

Waterloo Sports Medicine Centre

Wholesale Club logo

Famoso logo


GoodLife Fitness logo

Sportchek logo

Charcoal group logo

UW Food Services logo


Adventure Guide

Angels Family Restaurant


Aroma Cafe

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bulk Barn

Costco Wholesale

David's Tea

East Side Marios

Food Basics

Glenbriar Bottled Water

Jack's Family Restaurant


Mastermind Toys

Max's Golf Centre







The Water's Spa

The Works

UW Athletics

UW Retail Services

Zehrs Markets


Fun Run archives

Check out results and photos from past years of fun running:

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1991 1992 1993
1994 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999
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2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014
2015 2016 2017