Team SCU sporting and community events

Women's SCU Team at Oceania Cup 2016
Women’s SCU Team at Oceania Cup 2016
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

Saturday 4 March 2017 Samson Fitness Challenge - Lismore
Sunday 5 March 2017 Coffs Coast Triathlon
Friday 31 March 2017 Student Surf Festival
Sunday 2 April 2017 Coffs Harbour Jetty Swim
Sunday 7 May 2017 Byron Ocean Swim
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017 Gold Coast Marathon and SCU 10km
Saturday 12 August 2017 Coffs Harbour Cycle Classic
Sunday 10 September 2017 Darrel Chapman Fun Run
TBC October 2017 Alstonville Oceania Cup
Sunday 22 October 2017 Byron Lighthouse Run

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Samson Fitness Challenge — Lismore

When: 4 March 2017
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, 2×2km 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.

Coffs Coast Triathlon

When: 5 March 2017
Village Sports Coffs Harbour
Website: Coffs Coast Triathlon

The BCU Coffs Coffs Coast Triathlon are a fun, charity fundraising event offering participants a choice of distances catering for both the novice and the more competitive The ‘enticer’ race offers a 375m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run. The standard distance which is a national standard Triathlon Qualifying Race and Age Group ITU World Championship Qualifying Race is a 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
All profits from the event will be distributed to local charities and community groups.

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Student Surf Festival — Gold Coast

When: 31 March 2017
Number One Events

The Students Surf Festival believes in the importance of the relationship between a healthy life style with sports like surfing and personal grow with studying. The event also doubles as a selection trial for the SCU Surfing Team to contest the Australian University Surfing Championships to be held in Torquay Victoria in July. Plus the Surf festival has heaps of great surf industry prizes to be won! Participants must be a domestic or International Student at the time of the Event.

Coffs Harbour Jetty Swim

When: 2 April 2017
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: 7 May 2017
Byron Bay Property Sales

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 Ky Hurst Mini Swim, 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: 1–2 July
Gold Coast Airport

Prices available early December 2017

Gold Coast Marathon — Register here

Coffs Harbour Cycle Classic

When: 12 August 2017
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

The rides for 2017 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: 10 September 2017
Darrell Chapman Fun Run website

A local Fun Run which has been in existence for over 19 years in the Lismore region. This event also has a long history and strong ties to the University. This year’s event will include a 4km walk/run, a 10km run and the region’s only half marathon as is for both the novice and the serious runners.

Oceania Cup — Alstonville

When: TCB (1–2 October in 2016)
Oceania Cup

A women’s only football (soccer tournament) with the focus being on participation with a round robin competition and where every team plays in a final.

Byron Lighthouse Run

When: 22 October 2017
Byron 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.

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