TSF Virtual Fun Run & Walk

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the 2022 Virtual Fun Run & Walk, held in conjunction with the 2022 Virtual STS Annual Meeting!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s TSF 5K!

Fastest Woman: Emily Wood (UW Stamina)

Fastest Man: Dov Gertzulin (Palisades Running Club)

Fastest Team: UW Stamina – Douglas Wood, MD (Captain)

Top Fundraiser Team: Cardinal Chest Cutters – Leah Backhus, MD (Captain)

Largest Team: Palisades Running Group – Andrea Wolf  (Captain)

Resident/Medical Student Team: TSMA Running in Cardioplegia – Zach Brennan (Captain)

Association Team: Women in Thoracic Surgery – Lauren Kane, MD (Captain)

Corporate Team: Medtronic – Amy Devries (Captain)

Participants ran or walked this virtual 5K anytime during the week of January 21- February 1, 2022, and competed individually or as part of a team. Teams were comprised of patients, hospital employees, a group of friends, a family, exhibitors, or corporate staff. The race was sponsored by our friends at Medtronic; all proceeds benefited TSF cardiothoracic surgery research programs. Still have photos to share with cardiothoracic surgery community? Please use the hashtags: #STS2022 and #TSF5K.

What is a virtual run?

Virtual races give runners and walkers the flexibility to complete the race at any time, at any pace, and in any location. Complete the race inside on your treadmill, or outside in your neighborhood!

In the time of social distancing, the virtual TSF Fun Run & Walk was a great way to stay active, engage with the cardiothoracic surgery community, and participate in some healthy competition while supporting TSF research programs.