Walk Run - AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress

2015 Fun 5K Walk/Run, September 1 in Salt Lake City

What a great 5K!  2015 and Salt Lake City proved to be a perfect setting for the 10th annual fun 5K walk/run.  It began very dark as participants assembled at the site overlooking the lighted State Capital.   
FY15 AANA President Sharon Pearce, CRNA, MSN addressed the crowd of over 220
CRNAs, SRNAs, family members, and friends before they set off on the course. 
The path was smooth and the crowd ran or walked the elevations with ease as the sun rose to a beautiful day. Thank you event supporter CNA. Below, top 6 finishers and their recorded finish time and some great photos. 
$9320 in net proceeds from the 2015 Fun 5K Walk/Run have been allocated to the AANA Foundation's Jan Stewart Memorial Fund to help support future speakers in the series. Thank you all who participated in the walk/run to make this possible, along with thanks to event supporter CNA. www.AANA.com/JanStewart  
Women​ - top 3 finishers ​Men - top 3 finishers
  1. Laura Peteow/20:41.91
  2. Tina Franck/24:26.40
  3. Tera Morgan​/not recorded
  1. Peter Kachur/19:08.55
  2. Eric Swanlund/19:12.80
  3. Michael Humber/22:13.46
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Photo, left to right: Top 6 finishers (see times above) Eric Swanlund, SRNA University of Minnesota; Tera Morgan, SRNA Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, Laura Paetow, SRNA Minneapolis School of Anesthesia; Tina Franck, SRNA Wake Forest; Michael Humber, CRNA, DNP, MNA; Peter Kachur, SRNA Wayne State University 
Thank you 2015 event supporter CNA! Who is CNA?

Any questions, email wellness@aana.com
See also Health and Wellness at AANA Meetings page for activities at other AANA meetings. 


Another fantastic and fun 5K was held during AANA 2014 Annual Congress

Early Tuesday morning, September 16, 2014, during the Annual Congress in Orlando, hundreds of nurse anesthetists, students, families, and friends assembled for the ninth year of this popular event! Photo left: 2014 Walk/Run chair LDCR Tiffany Uranga, CRNA, DNP, NC,  provided opening comments following the welcome announcement by FY2014 AANA President Dennis Bless, CRNA, MS (far left). Standing with Bless 
is Mike Scott representing CNA. Thank you 2014 walk/run supporter - CNA! 

Photos below: Starting line festivities - lots of CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists combined walking or running with the fun in Disney themed costumes and as school teams.

Top male and female runners (photos below) were SRNAs Jonathan Beck, University of Minnesota School 
Nurse Anesthesia Program, with a finishing time of 18:00 minutes and Sarah McMaster, University of New England School of Nurse Anesthesia, who finished at 23:10. For more photos of the top finishers, see Wellness Activities at AANA Meetings.  For a large collection of 2014 walk/run photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aanawellness/ 


Any questions, email wellness@aana.com   


 Past Walk/Runs

​Pictured are the top three women in the 2013 Las Vegas 5K, which includes first place LCDR Tiffany Uranga, CRNA, DNP, NC, USN (left). Tiffany serves as the 2014 Walk/Run chair. Follow this link to photos of past winners.  
Link to 2010, 2011, and 2014 event photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aanawellness/ 
Link to all 2013 event photos: AANA 5K (see instructions to search by bib number and download photos).