Griffith running towards a healthy lifestyle

Runners at the start of a fun run
They're off! Runners take part in last year's Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run

Griffith University staff, students and alumni are running their way to a healthy lifestyle — literally.

The Griffith community is committed to living and promoting a health and fitness through encouraging participation in a number of community and major sporting events throughout the year, starting this Sunday with the Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run and Half Marathon.

Not only is Griffith a sponsor of the Half Marathon it is entering its own team in the event.

Students from Griffith’s Physiotherapy clinic will also be on hand to provide much needed massages and recovery treatment for the runners.

In July Team Griffith is on track to take out the title of Largest Corporate Team for the fourth year running in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Last year an amazing 1017 runners represented Griffith in the Marathon events.

The University will also be the proud sponsor of the Marathon event in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will be televised across the world.

Griffith Sports College DirectorDuncan Free OAM said the participation highlights our commitment to not only health and fitness but also to sporting excellence through innovative research, teaching, sports scholarships and support elite athletes.

Mr Free, a former Olympic athlete, said the Griffith University and Sports College are highly regarded by national and international sporting bodies.

The Sports College was recently placed in the top two Australian Universities who had the most tier one elite athletes by statics released by the Australian Institute for Sport.

“We have great research in exercise and medicine related athlete injury and prevention,” he said.

“Our Bachelor of Business degree with majors in Sports Management is number one in Australia and we are leading the way in ground-breaking inventions of sporting technology.

“We also have a great reputation of creating flexibility for our elite athletes which helps in creating a perfect study sport balance.”