Team SCU sporting and community events

Team SCU at 2017 Sampson Challenge
One of the SCU Teams crossing the finishing line of the 2017 Samson Challenge
Mitch Kirby and Tyler Burrows
Team SCU runners Mitch Kirby and Tyler Burrows at the end of the SCU 10km at the Gold Coast Marathon runners Festival

Team SCU participates in a number of community events encouraging healthy and active lifestyles. Participation is open to students, staff, alumni and friends who can get involved as participants or part of the volunteer support crew.

These community fitness and active living events provide an ideal opportunity for the University community to get involved in promoting health, fitness and wellbeing. Events cater for a range of abilities and fitness levels from beginner through to elite with category choices to suit individual fitness and experience levels. SCU Fitness for You and SCU Sport Centre Coffs Harbour coordinate preparatory programs so that participants can come together for group training sessions aimed at improving fitness levels and having team members get to know one another prior to events.

Events calendar

View the calendar of events for information on all the upcoming events coming up within 2018 and to stay up to date with what’s happening near you!

Saturday 3 March 2018 Samson Fitness Challenge - Lismore
Sunday 4 March 2018 bcu Coffs Tri
Sunday 8 April 2018 Coffs Harbour Jetty Swim
Sunday 6 May 2018 Byron Ocean Swim
Saturday 30 June  and Sunday 1 July 2018 Gold Coast Marathon and SCU 10km
Friday 10 August 2018 The Gauntlet Battle Cup Challenge – Yamba
Saturday TBC  August 2018 Coffs Harbour Cycle Classic
Sunday 9 September 2018 Darrel Chapman Fun Run
Sunday 9 September 2018 Coffs Coast Running Festival 2018
Sunday 21 October 2018 Byron Bay Light House Run

To get involved and become part of Team SCU! Contact:

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Samson Fitness Challenge — Lismore

When: 3 March 2018
Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge

The Samson Challenge is a four-person team event with each team put through nine gruelling challenges, which includes a farmers walk with jerry cans, a prowler push, 130kg truck tyre flip, burpee challenge, 2x2km run, 1km swim, a mystery leg and a crazy obstacle course to complete. The quickest team to complete all the challenges wins the coveted Samson Title and bragging rights for the next twelve months.

The Samson is a major fundraiser for OUR KIDS, the charity that raises money to purchase paediatric equipment for the Children's Ward and Special Care Nursery at Lismore Base Hospital.

bcu Coffs Tri – Coffs Harbour

When: 4 March 2018
Village Sports Coffs Harbour

The bcu Coffs Tri is one of the must do events on the national Triathlon calendar. Competitors will enjoy a 1.5km ocean swim in the protected harbour; a 40km cycle on a CLOSED course; finishing with a 10km run around the picturesque Coffs Jetty Foreshores. It offers both individual and team options.

Coffs Harbour Jetty Swim

When: 8 April 2018
Village Sports Coffs Harbour

The Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swims are a fun, charity fundraising event offering participants a choice of distances catering for both the novice and the more competitive with a 600m swim around the jetty, 2000m swim across the harbour and fun races for children, all held inside our beautiful, protected harbour. All profits from the event will be distributed to local charities and community groups.

Byron Ocean Swim

When: 6 May 2018
Website: Byron Ocean Swim

The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic is approximately 2.2km from Wategos Beach to Main Beach, Byron Bay. The Classic is a buoyed course from the start area, around The Pass and across the Bay to Main Beach.

The Mini Swim (800m) , is run prior to the main swim. This shorter distance swim starts from Clarks Beach along Main Beach and is designed as an introductory swim for novice ocean swimmers and also for children who are good swimmers down to age 9 years.

Gold Coast Marathon

When: 30 June – 1 July 2018
Gold Coast Airport

Prices available early December 2017

To be a member of Team SCU you need to be a student, staff member, or alumni. Other participants can join Team SCU if they are a family member of the above (up to 2 family members) or a running partner (limited to 1) or a member of the Lismore Runners. A Team chill out zone, marquee, food and post-race massages provided.

Students that participate in this event will receive a free SCU Runners Singlet and also earn points towards Team SCU’s tally in the Australian University Sport Distance Running Championship which is run in conjunction with this event.

The Gauntlet Battle Cup Challenge — Yamba

When: 10 August 2018
Organisers: Outdoor Events

Battle Cup Challenge is the ultimate competitive knock-out assault obstacle gauntlet to test your strength, speed, and agility. There will be 3 race categories to choose from. Beginner, intermediate & advanced.

Everyone gets to test the gauntlet in Round 1, however, the second round is when it gets serious, one false move, and you’re out! And your team will join the body count... There will only be one triumphant team per category. Will your team be the Battle Cup Champions?

Coffs Harbour Cycle Classic

When: TBC August 2018
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

The rides for 2018  will start and finish at the Geoff King Motors Oval on Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour.  There are categories for elite and recreational riders as well as families and riders with a disability.

Darrell Chapman Fun Run

When: 9 September 2018
Our Kids — Darrel Chapman Fun Run

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is an event that has been established in Lismore for 20 years.  It includes a 4km walk/run a 10km run and the Lismore regions only half marathon. The event format encourages and champion all to be involved, to walk or run and just have FUN!

Coffs Harbour Running Festival

When: 9 September 2018
: Village Sports Coffs Harbour

The Coffs Runners festival is an events that raise funds  to support local charities and community Groups and includes a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk , 5km Run Walk, 10km Run and a half Marathon

Byron Bay Lighthouse Run

When: 21 October 2018
Byron Bay Lighthouse Run

A fun run for all ages and abilities, now in their 11th year, this charity fun run offers both a 10k run and a 6k walk with all proceeds go to local charities. Join with Team SCU and receive the Team discount on the event entry fee.

Contact us

Please contact the UniLife team by email on or call 02 6622 3220.

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