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AHS Fun Run 2017

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Join us for the annual Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Fun Run on Saturday, September 30, 2017! In its 32nd year, the AHS Fun Run is the largest and longest-standing Reunion tradition at the University of Waterloo. As part of the Faculty’s 50th anniversary, this year's run will also feature special elements in celebration of our milestone.

The Run takes place on Waterloo’s Ring Road and is open to all ages across the entire community. We anticipate over 500 alumni, students, staff, faculty, and members of the Waterloo Region to join in the fun. 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.

Our goal is to promote a healthy, dynamic lifestyle and to encourage participants to continue to be physically active across the lifespan – a mission of all AHS teaching and research activities! WALK, RUN, JUST HAVE FUN!

Check out our photos from last year's run.

Event details

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | AHS Expansion Building

  • First 400 to register will receive a technical race T-shirt and a commemorative 50th anniversary water bottle (T-shirt sizes guaranteed until August 18)
  • Choose between 2.5 km OR 5 km run, jog, or walk around Ring Road
  • Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and lunch after the run
  • Fun for the whole family, including balloon animals, face painting and children's activities 
  • Bib tag timing available for 5 km run via Chip Time Results
  • Prizes will be awarded to top 5 km participants and best costumes


8:30 a.m.     Sign-in and race kit pick-ups begin, light refreshments

9:50 a.m.     Warm-ups

10:15 a.m.   Race starts

After Race    Lunch and awards


Registration is $15 for adults, $10 (2 for $15) for students, and anyone 14 and under is free. Let your friends know you're coming by joining our Facebook event page!

*50% of the registration fees will be directed towards UW Fitness' Teens in Motion program. Teens in Motion is an exercise program to help teenagers (12-17 yrs of age) who are struggling with their weight to engage in physical activity and healthy eating. To date, this program has helped over 150 participants in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. 

In 2016, $2234 was raised for the Teens in Motion program. Learn more about the 2016 AHS Fun Run.

**Register by August 18 to guarantee your T-shirt size

Helpful hints

Dress code
Wear your favourite active gear or costume! Prizes will be awarded to best adult, group, and youth costumes.

Maps and directions
Campus maps, directions, and parking

Campus parking
Complimentary parking will be available on Saturday, September 30 in parking lots A, B, C, L, N, R, W and X.

Have more questions?
Visit our Frequently asked questions (FAQs) page!

If you have any further questions, please email or call 519-888-4567, ext. 30513.

2017 Supporting sponsors

Platinum level

Logo of Waterloo Alumni

Gold level

Logo of SOS Physiotherapy

Logo of Traces Design Printing LTD


Logo of Kimberly Rau and Associates Inc.

Logo of Dalcini Stainless

Mambella's logo

subway restaurant

Silver level

Logo of Universal Links

Williams coffee pub

Bronze level

Logo of Kitchener Rangers

famoso pizza


Logo of Moksha Yoga

Waterloo Sports Medicine Centre
wholesale grocery club  

maple leaf sports
goodlife gym facility
marble slab icecream



Adventure Guide



Aroma Cafe

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bulk Barn

David's Tea

East Side Marios

Glenbriar Bottled Water

Max's Golf Centre


Mastermind Toys



UW Retail Services

Jack's Family Restaurant



​The Works

Zhers Markets


Sponsor the AHS Fun Run

We rely on the generous support of community sponsors for this event. If you are interested in becoming an AHS Fun Run Official Sponsor, please contact

Sign up to be a Fun Run volunteer.

AHS Fun Run archives

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

1985 1986 1987
1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993
1994 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014
2015 2016  

Contact us

For information on:

  • alumni events and services
  • volunteering your time or expertise
  • development priorities and opportunities
  • strategic partnerships,

contact Wanda Deschamps, Director of Advancement.