Charity Events

As an organisation, we try to do everything we can to support local charities and fundraising activities. Helping people through sport and exercise is something we feel very passionate about.

See below for some of the great causes we are currently involved with and we hope you'll join other UQ Sporters in our efforts to help out.

UQ Twilight running festival

Race to your mark and get set for Australia’s largest twilight running event! The 9th annual UQ Twilight Running Festival will kick off on March 19 2017 and is expected to attract over 6000 participants for a truly unique running experience in the beautiful location of St Lucia.

The event begins at The University of Queensland and features a Half Marathon, 10km Run/Walk, 5km Run/Walk and the largest U12 kids event in Australia – the 1km Active Kids Run!

So lace up those joggers and join your mates under the stars on a cool March evening.

For information, and to register, visit the UQ Twilight Running Festival website.


Smiling for Smiddy

Challenge yourself to get the one-up on cancer and set yourself an inspired cycling or triathlon challenge to make a difference. Smiling for Smiddy is a gruelling 1600km cycle across Queensland in only eight short days. UQ Sport hosts a BBQ to raise money for cancer research, in memory of UQ Sport Triathlon Club member Adam Smiddy, who lost his life to melanoma. 

Find out more information about this cause on the Smiling for Smiddy website.