Runnability Fun Run

Runnability Fun Run

The Runnability Run/Walk was brought  back to life in 2005 after a long absence by a group of enthusiastic and passionate volunteers! The event is now held each spring on the Wednesday morning of the annual  PaperCon conference.   We choose a scenic venue close to the meeting hotel and head out for some early morning exercise and camaraderie. The event features a 5-kilometer competitive run and a shorter non-competitive walk. In recent years the planning committee agreed to evenly split the proceeds of the annual Fun Run amongst the scholarship funds of TAPPI’s Coating & Graphic Arts, Engineering, Paper & Board, Process Control and Process &Product Quality divisions.  

Scholarship funds are raised primarily through corporate sponsorship and secondarily through individual registration fees and donations. We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors and contributors. In 15 years this event has raised nearly $165,000to fund the education of future pulp and paper industry professionals. 

Get Involved:
Please join us for the 16th Annual Runnablity Fun Run at PaperCon 2020 on Wednesday, April 29th in Atlanta, GA!  

How to sign up:
You can sign up for the Fun Run/Walk during TAPPI PaperCon Registration on or at the Fun Run booth at PaperCon. The cost for full-time student is $15 and the cost for general PaperCon participants is $30. All proceeds of the event go to the student scholarship funds. All participants receive a commemorative hi tech t-shirt for participating in the event. The top three female  and male 5k participants also receive a placard award.

Can’t Run? Be a sponsor

2019 Run/Walk Results

Scholarship History:

2005 Milwaukee Paper & Board Division Scholarship
2006 Atlanta Engineering Division Scholarship
2007 Jacksonville Paper & Board Division Scholarship
2008 Dallas Process & Product Quality Division Scholarship
2009 St. Louis Coating & Graphic Arts / Engineering Division Scholarships
2010 Atlanta Process Control Paper & Board Division Scholarships
2011 Cincinnati Engineering and Process & Product Quality Division Scholarships
2012 New Orleans Coating & Graphic Arts / Process Control Division Scholarships
2013 Atlanta Engineering / Paper & Board Division Scholarships 
2014 Nashville Process & Product Quality Division / Coating & Graphic Arts
2015 Atlanta Process Control/Paper and Board
2016 Cincinnati   All Five Divisional Scholarships are Supported
2017 Minneapolis  All Five Divisional Scholarships are supported 
2018 Charlotte All Five Divisional Scholarships are supported 


Indianapolis All Five Divisional Scholarships are supported 


2019 TAPPI Fun Run Photos

 Canal Walk, Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 AM