Hefty prize awaits race win­ners

Gatton Star - - SPORT -

CROSS COUN­TRY: For those school stu­dents com­pet­ing at the Coun­try Chal­lenge on Cam­pus this week­end, there is an en­tic­ing re­ward wait­ing for them at the fin­ish line.

The event will be held at the UQ Gat­ton cam­pus on Sun­day af­ter­noon and fea­ture a so­cial 5km run as well as a more com­pet­i­tive 10km race.

The 10km race this year will be split into three cat­e­gories (school stu­dent, univer­sity stu­dent and open) with prizes up for grabs for the first male and female to fin­ish in each sec­tion.

The two win­ners from the open and univer­sity stu­dent sec­tion will re­ceive a voucher worth $250 for UQ Sport and the Co-op Book­shop re­spec­tively.

But there is a lot more at stake for the school stu­dents with as­pi­ra­tions to study fur­ther.

They will race for a chance to win a fee re­duc­tion worth $4500 on Halls of Res­i­dence ac­com­mo­da­tion should they qual­ify to study at the Gat­ton cam­pus in the next three years.

UQ Gat­ton’s mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Neil Donnelly said this was the sec­ond time this prize had been on the line.

“A lot of school kids don’t re­alise it’s an op­tion,” Mr Donnelly said.

“There’s a pretty good chance if you run at all, you’ll be in with a shot.”

He said the day serves as a way to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to ex­plore the cam­pus with plenty to do be­fore the race be­gins at 4.30pm.

Pro­ceeds from the event will go to­wards sup­port­ing be­yond­blue.

“Study can be a pretty stress­ful sit­u­a­tion and we’re try­ing to sup­port our stu­dents and staff as much as we can as well, and it’s ob­vi­ously a very good cause,” he said.

Run­ners can sign up on the day but Mr Donnelly urged keen par­tic­i­pants to reg­is­ter on­line, which closes on Fri­day.


READY, SET, GO: Run­ners charge ahead at the 2015 Coun­try Chal­lenge on Cam­pus fun run held at the UQ Gat­ton cam­pus, with the 2017 event on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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