TSF Virtual Fun Run & Walk

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Foundation’s first ever Virtual Fun Run & Walk, held in conjunction with the virtual 2021 STS Annual Meeting (January 29-31).

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

Connor Callahan, MD
Washington University
Fastest Man — Time: 16:20, Pace: 5:15

Amy Fiedler, MD
University of Wisconsin
Fastest Woman — Time: 19:21, Pace: 6:14

Stanford University, “Cardinal Chest Cutters”
Team Spirit Award

University of Kentucky, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Most Coordinated Team Award

2021 TSF Virtual Fun Run & Walk


Participants can run or walk this virtual 5K anytime during the week of January 22-31, 2021. You can complete the challenge solo or as part of a team. Teams can be hospital employees, a group of friends, a family, STS exhibitors, corporate staff, a group of patients, or STS staff. All our welcome! The race is sponsored by our friends at Medtronic, and all proceeds will benefit TSF cardiothoracic surgery research programs. Share your running photos with the cardiothoracic surgery community and use the hashtags: #STS2021 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!

Track your time and compete with others or complete the race on your own time. You can even just register to receive a race t-shirt. The choice is yours! We encourage all levels of participation.

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



The cost to register for the Virtual Fun Run & Walk is $50.00. A portion of this amount is tax deductible.


A unique TSF/STS Race T-Shirt is included with your registration fee, and will be shipped to you. To ensure you receive the T-Shirt size you ordered and that you receive it by the event date, please register by Saturday, January 9th. We will do our best to provide you with the T-Shirt size you ordered, however, this is not guaranteed after January 9th. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to registrants outside of the United States and Canada.

Upload Race Times

After you have completed your 5K, you can upload your results, and can compare your times to other runners. Run times are based on the honor system. Race results will be shared on a leaderboard during STS 2021 and on social media. Recognition will be attributed to high achievers. Click here to upload your race times.


Please take photos or selfies! Your photos will inspire others! Post your photos on social media, using the following hashtags: #STS2021 and #TSF5K. We will also share your images on TSF and STS social media channels. Click here to upload your photos.

Be our friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CTSurgeryFdn/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ctsurgeryfdn
Join the TSF Run Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/780098


If you are not interested in participating in the 5K, but you would still like to support the TSF Virtual Fun Run & Walk, you can donate online here: www.thoracicsurgeryfoundation.org/donate.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact tsf@sts.org.