Friends gettting reayd to race

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

Celebrating 27 years!

The 27th Annual Applied Health Sciences Fun Run was a great success!

Although we were all expecting rain and cool temperatures, participants at the AHS Fun Run were surprised with a beautiful day.  As a result, a record number of just over 300 participants took part in the Fun Run.  Expert bib tag timing was 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.

Susan Elliott, Dean of Applied Health Sciences, welcomed all the participants and ran in her third Fun Run. And Waterloo’s new Vice President of Advancement Ken McGillivray attended and participated in 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 ensembl,e and AHS alum Dave Partridge known as DJ Furious George kept everyone moving to the music. Kinesiology alum Danielle VanDyk of the Urban Wellness Studio (BSc '08) led everyone through warm-ups, accompanied by our own AHSUM student society executive. Local chiropractor Dr. Gregory Lusk and his team from AIM Institute provided much appreciated post-race treatment.

2012 Fun Run results:

Category Winner
First Place Female Overall: Schuyler Schmidt (21:50)
First Place Male Overall: Chris Morsan (17:17)
First Place Female Student: Schuyler Schmidt (21:50)
First Place Male Student: Chris Morsan (17:17)
First Place Female Alumni: Jessica VanderBussche (22:34)
First Place Male Alumni: Joey Robert (20:58)
First Place Female Faculty/Staff: Madeline Noble (23:56)
First Place AHS Male Faculty/Staff: Gerry Callagan (21:34)
First Place Female Open: Vanessa Frank (24:05)
First Place Male Open: Darryl Huras (18:31)
First Place Female Youth:  
First Place Male Youth: Adam Huras (23:04)
Best Costume: Shark-boy Calvin Fraser

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

2012 Supporting Sponsors

Gold level

saucony logo

University of Waterloo Alumni wordmark

sos physiotherapy logo

columbia lake health club logo

Bank of Montreal logo


Silver level

AHSUM logo

Kimberly Rau and Associates custom foot orthotics logo


AIM logo

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment logo


Bronze level

Waterloo Sports Medicine

Runner's Choice

Williams Fresh Cafe

Waterloo Warriors

Moksha Yoga


East Side Mario's at University Plaza

UW Food Services

Kitchener Rangers

Whole lot-a Gelata

The Works

Waterloo Store, University of Waterloo

Popeye's Supplements

UW Fitness



Watcard, University of Waterloo