Southern Cross University celebrated ten years of sponsoring the 10-kilometre section of the Gold Coast Airport marathon that attracted up to 27,000 competitors earlier this month.
SCU vice-chancellor professor Adam Shoemaker was on hand to fire the starting pistol.
‘Mental and physical fitness are the hallmarks of what we do at Southern Cross. What better way is there to demonstrate that fact than in this fantastic event,’ he said.
More than 150 runners will compete for Team SCU across the two days.
‘We will have students, staff, alumni and friends of the University competing,’ SCU sport and recreation officer Dave Graham said.
‘As the Gold Coast’s only beachside campus right next to the Gold Coast Airport, it’s fitting Southern Cross University sponsors the first event of the weekend,’ he said.
Staff from a Lismore campus running group, which trains at picturesque locations from Evans Head to Lennox Head, joined forces with Team SCU on Sunday.
Competitors from 45 countries took part in seven races across the weekend which was broadcast to more than 850 million homes in 129 countries.
The SCU social running group: ‘We Thought They Said Rum’, had a go at the half-marathon. Photo supplied