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5K Memorial Run

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The Bruce Thompson Memorial 5K Fun Run was a time-honored tradition at previous QNDE conferences, and it is time to BRING IT BACK! While we had all the plans for a 5K Run in downtown Minneapolis in July 2020, COVID-19 had other plans for us. Despite the 2021 conference being virtual on July 28-30, we can still share in the spirit of this run – separately but always together.

CONTEST (and did someone say PRIZES) for the following submissions:

  • Fastest Fun Run Time
  • Most Scenic Route Photo

To be eligible, here is what to do:

  1. Download your run app of choice to your smart phone or smart watch. There are many free ones such as the STRAVA App or the MapMyRun App in the App Store.

  2. Map your personalized route & track your walk/run in the month leading up to the conference. IMPORTANT: ALL SUBMISSIONS must be dated (and received) between JULY 1, 2021 – JULY 25, 2021 (5:00 PM Eastern Time).

  3. Send a screenshot of your recorded time (optional) and/or a photo from your route (optional) to Conference Manager, Jessica Barnes. Submissions must be received by 5:00 PM ET on July 25, 2021. Be sure to include your first & last name, affiliation, and the city, state & country in which you did your run. If applicable, please include a brief (less than 20-word description) of your photo submission.

  4. By emailing your details, you give ASME the right to post your submission(s) on the virtual conference platform and you agree to the waiver of liability below.


I understand that the 5K Fun Run activities related to QNDE 2021 are optional. ASME, its sections, divisions, chapters, officers, governors, employees, and volunteers take no responsibility for the safety of any participant in these activities.

By agreeing to run/walk and/or submit your 5K details as part of QNDE 2021, you hereby release ASME from liability for any and all damages and losses, including, without limitation, those relating to property damage, loss of income, injury, pain and suffering, incapacity, dismemberment, or death to me in connection with or resulting from my participation in the 5K Fun Run activities.