April 28, 2023

American Industrial Hygiene Foundation Announces 37th Annual Fun Run

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (April 27, 2023)—The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) will host its 37th annual Fun Run in Phoenix on May 23, 2023, beginning at 6 a.m. Pacific time. The AIHF Fun Run raises scholarship funds for students and young professionals in the occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) field and is one of the events scheduled for AIHce EXP 2023, the annual conference hosted by AIHA. The event offers both in-person and virtual participation options. In-person participants will depart from the Phoenix Convention Center in busses leaving at 5:30.

Fun Run participants have a choice between three fundraising activities: running, walking, or “sleeping in.” Runners and walkers will pay $50 when they register for AIHce EXP 2023 or $55 at the on-site event and will complete either a 5-kilometer run or 2.5-kilometer walk. Participants who choose to “sleep in” will donate $55 with their standard conference registration or $65 on site but will not participate in the athletic events. The AIHF Fun Run also offers a "family registration” for up to four runners with a maximum donation amount of $170, based on the number of participants.

Virtual participants can join the Fun Run by running or walking equivalent 5 or 2.5-kilometer courses anywhere in the world and tracking their progress on social media using the hashtag #AIHFFunRun.

Fun Run winners will receive prizes. All proceeds will support the AIHF's mission to advance the OEHS profession by funding education and professional development in OEHS and related disciplines.

“We're excited to bring the AIHF Fun Run to Phoenix and offer a virtual option for those who can't be with us in person,” said Thursa Pecoraro, AIHF manager. “This event is a great opportunity to support a worthy cause and connect with other members of the AIHce EXP community.”

The AIHF Fun Run is made possible through the support of its sponsors:

  • Amazon, premier sponsor
  • Epicore Biosystems Inc., presenting sponsor
  • SevenGen, silver sponsor
  • Board for Global EHS Credentialing and Half Draft Acres, bronze sponsors

“We're incredibly grateful to our sponsors for their support of the AIHF Fun Run and our mission of advancing the OEHS profession,” said Pecoraro. “Their generosity allows us to continue providing educational opportunities for students in the field.”

For more information about the AIHF Fun Run, including registration details, please visit the AIHce EXP 2023 website.

About AIHF

The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation is to advance the profession of industrial hygiene and related disciplines by awarding scholarships and funding training and professional development opportunities for students and professionals in the first 15 years of their careers. Since 1982, AIHF has distributed more than $2 million in scholarship funds to students pursuing degrees in industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety. These scholarships have enabled talented students to complete their educations and encouraged the most promising scholars to enter and remain in the profession.

About AIHce EXP

AIHce EXP is the most respected conference of its kind in North America and the “must-attend” event for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals at all levels. AIHce EXP provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise through a variety of quality, peer-reviewed presentations. The conference explores the strategies, tools, and techniques needed to protect worker health worldwide.

AIHce EXP’s diverse menu of content provides multiple learning pathways, including general sessions, educational sessions poster sessions, interactive Hub presentations, sponsored Learning Pavilion presentations, exhibitor-hosted Innovation Station presentations, and pre- and post-conference professional development courses (PDCs). Industry professionals will also enjoy numerous opportunities to network and connect with peers.

About AIHA

AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA's nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, please visit www.aiha.org.