Great Court Race

  

Don your running shoes and get on your marks for the Great Court Race – one of The University of Queensland’s proudest traditions!

Inspired by the film ‘Chariots of Fire’, the event was first held in 1985 to celebrate The University of Queensland's 75th anniversary.

Headlined by the blue ribbon men's and women's Great Court Race – which takes in a 636m lap of the Great Court on UQ’s St Lucia Campus – the event also includes 70m sprint races, as well as club, staff and college relays.

And if the prestige of winning a coveted Great Court Race trophy wasn't enough, there's also cash prizes and Gold Memberships up for grabs for winners and placegetters, thanks to the generosity of our Alumni Friends and event partners. 

The competition will be tough, so start training now to be in with a chance of being a Great Court Champion!

See our 2016 champions to discover the time's to beat for next year's race!

2016 Great Court Race

The Great Court Race will take place on Wednesday 25 May 2016 and is open to all current UQ students and staff.

Headlined by the blue ribbon men's and women's Great Court Race, the day includes 70m sprint events, as well as club, staff and college relays.

All races and presentations take place between 12.30pm and 2pm on the day, with the event held at the Great Court. 

Nominations are open until Friday 6 May 2016 - grab your running shoes and start training! 

2016 Great Court Race partners

2016 Great Court Race partners