Runners begin runnning from the start line

For images from the AHS Fun Run, visit the photo gallery.

Celebrating 26 years!

The 26th Annual Applied Health Sciences Fun Run was a great success!

Although the weather report said rain all week, participants were surprised with a beautiful day.  As a result, a record number of around 300 participants took part in the Fun Run.  Expert CHIP Timing was again provided to all participants in the 5km race, but the fun aspect of this annual event was still evident in the crazy costumes, face painting and balloon animals. Again this year, the Weather Network highlighted the race on its broadcast.

Susan Elliott, Dean of Applied Health Sciences welcomed all the participants and ran in her second Fun Run. And Waterloo’s new President Feridun Hamdullahpur attended his first Fun Run in the role of Grand Marshal; wishing the runners good luck and starting the race.

Runners and those cheering them on were entertained by The Water Boys, Waterloo's male a cappella ensemble and AHS student Dave Partridge, known as DJ Furious George kept everyone moving to the music. Local Iron Man Don Andrews (BSc , Kinesiology) led everyone through warm-ups, including his 2 year old daughter. Local chiropractors, Dr. Jaclyn Witt (BSc '03, Health Studies and Gerontology) and Dr. Gregory Lusk provided much appreciated post-race treatment.

2011 Fun Run results:

Category Winner
First Place Female Overall: Michelle Gates (21:06)
First Place Male Overall: Reid Hayes (18:10)
First Place Female Student: Michelle Gates (21:06)
First Place Male Student: Lucas Wojciechowski (18:35)
First Place Female Alumni: Brenda Smith (23:42)
First Place Male Alumni: Jamie Staples (20:21)
First Place Female Faculty/Staff: Trish Van Berkel (26:46)
First Place AHS Male Faculty/Staff: David DeVidi (24:09)
First Place Female Open: Colleen Huras (25:15)
First Place Male Open: Reid Hayes (18:10)
First Place Female Youth: Nicole Shrigley (25:16)
First Place Male Youth: George Kenyon (31:48)
Best Costume: Ghostbuster
26th Across the Finish Line:

Eric Courtney

To see all of the timed results, visit

2011 supporting sponsors

Gold level

saucony logo

University of Waterloo Alumni wordmark

sos physiotherapy logo

columbia lake health club logo

Silver level

AHSUM logo

Kimberly Rau and Associates custom foot orthotics logo


Prime health wellness performance logo

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment logo


Bronze level

Williams Fresh Cafe

Waterloo Warriors

Runners' Choice

Starbucks Coffee

Pita Factory

RUN for life


East Side Mario's at University Plaza

UW Food Services

Kitchener Rangers


Max's Golf Centre

Waterloo Store, University of Waterloo

Popeye's Supplements

UW Fitness

Shoppers Drug Mart


Warriors Cross Country

Watcard, University of Waterloo