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Team SCU sporting and community events

Team SCU participates in a number of community events encouraging healthy and active lifestyles. Participation is open to students, staff, alumni, SCU gym members, 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 Centre & Pool 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.

2023 events calendar

View the calendar of events for information on all the upcoming events coming up within 2023 and to stay up-to-date with what’s happening near you!

Date Event
Saturday 4 March 2023 Lismore Samson Challenge
Sunday 7 May 2023 Byron Ocean Swim
Saturday 13 May 2023 Byron Bay Triathlon
Sunday 14 May 2023 Byron Bay Lighthouse Run
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2023 Gold Coast Marathon and SCU 10km
Sunday 27 August 2023 Darrel Chapman Fun Run - Lismore
Sunday 10 September 2023 Coffs Harbour Running Festival
Sunday 17 September 2023 Blackmore Sydney Running Festival
September 2023 (TBC) Spartan Sprint Challenge

To get involved and become part of Team SCU! Contact: unilife@scu.edu.au. Or register your expression of interest online.

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Samson Fitness Challenge — Lismore

When: 4 March 2023
Where:
Hepburn Park, Lismore NSW
Organiser:
Our Kids: Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge

The Samson Challenge is a four-person team fitness challenge 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.

All Team SCU participants in this event will receive a free SCU Samson Singlet to wear during the event. Open to all SCU students/ staff/ alumni and SCU Gym members.

Plus all SCU Team entering before the close of the early bird fee (midnight 27 January 2023) will receive a discounted Team entry  fee of only $275 for a team of 4.

Contact Unilife on unilife@scu.edu.au or the SCU Fitness Centre gym@scu.edu.au to receive our event Team discount code.

Register your expression of interest online.

Byron Ocean Swim

When: Sunday 7 May 2023
Where: Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Byron Bay NSW
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 for children who are good swimmers down to age 9 years.

Register your expression of interest online.

 

Byron Bay Triathlon

When: Saturday 13 May 2023
Where: Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Byron Bay NSW
Website: Byron Bay Triathlon

Iconic in destination, with a spectacular ocean swim, combined with Byron’s much-loved relaxing atmosphere…it’s easy to see why the Byron Bay Tri is one of Australia’s favourite end of season celebrations.

The Byron Tri actively encourages participation from all abilities, and is happy to accommodate those with additional needs or access requirements Join Team SCU and compete individually or as part of Tri Team in either the Olympic or Sprint distances.

Register your expression of interest online.

Byron Bay Lighthouse Run

When: Sunday May 14 2023
Where:
Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay NSW
Organiser:
ByronBay Lighthouse Run

A fun run for all ages and abilities this charity fun run offers both a 10K run and a 6K walk with all proceeds going to local charities. Join Team SCU and receive the Team discount on the event entry fee.

All Team SCU participants in this event will also receive a free SCU Runners Singlet

Register your expression of interest online.

Gold Coast Marathon

When: 1–2 July 2023
Where:
Gold Coast, QLD
Organiser:
Gold Coast Marathon

Southern Cross University is a Major Sponsors of this awesome internationally recognised event with Team SCU offering some great discounts on the entry fee, especially for students registering into the Southern Cross University 10Km event

To be a member of Team SCU you need to be a student, staff member, alumni or SCU Gym member. 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 be a member of the Lismore Runners. A Team SCU chill-out recovery zone, marquee with food and drinks will also available for members of Team SCU so you can chill out and relax both pre and post-race.

All Team SCU participants in this event will also receive a free SCU Runners Singlet.

Register your expression of interest online.

Darrell Chapman Fun Run

When: Sunday 27 August 2023
Where:
Lismore, NSW
Organisers:
Our Kids — Darrel Chapman Fun Run

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is an event that has been established in Lismore for over 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 to walk or run and just have FUN!

All Team SCU participants in this event will also receive a free SCU Runners Singlet.

Register your expression of interest online.

Coffs Harbour Running Festival

When: Sunday 10 September 2020
Where:
Coffs Harbour Showground, Coffs Harbour NSW
Organisers
Coffs Harbour Running Festival

The Coffs Runners festival is an event that raises 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.

All Team SCU participants in this event will also receive a free SCU Runners Singlet.

Register your expression of interest online.

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

When: Sunday 17 September 2023
Where: Sydney CBD
Organisers: Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Join Team SCU and run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House with a range of distance to get you involved from the 10km Bridge Run to the full Marathon.

All Team SCU participants in this event will also receive a free SCU Runners Singlet.

Register your expression of interest online.

Spartan Sprint Challenge

When: September 2023 (TBC)
Where: Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails, Numinbah Valley QLD
Organiser
: Spartan

Spartan Race is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan Race provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world.

The Spartan Sprint puts endurance aside and tests your quickness through 5K loaded with 20 Obstacles. A great starter distance for beginners, or a perfect test against time for the more advanced racer.

All Team SCU participants in this event will receive a free SCU Samson Singlet to wear during the event.

Register your expression of interest online.

Contact us

Please contact the UniLife team by email at unilife@scu.edu.au or call 02 6622 3220.

To keep up to date with what's happening at your campus, find UniLife on Facebook or Instagram.

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Gold Coast Marathon

Team SCU at Spartan Sprint Challenge
A couple of our SCU Team celebrating crossing the finishing line of the 2019 Spartan Sprint Challenge.

Matt Lamont at Gold Coast Runners Festival
Matt Lamont, the first Team SCU runner to cross the Gold Coast Marathon finish line at the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon Runners Festival.