Griffith University hopes to make it four-in a row at this weekend’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon.
Team Griffith has taken out the title of Largest Corporate Team for the past three years and this year hopes to run a massive 16,200km across all events.
A total of 955 students, alumni, staff and family friends are expected to don the red shirt. The event attracts international runners, including Griffith graduate Aileen Ho, who completed a Master of Business (Sport Management) in 2006, who is travelling from Singapore for the marathon.
Griffith has a strong connection with sporting events on the Gold Coast and is the Official Presenter of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Men’s and Women’s Marathons.
This weekend’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon is expected to attract more than 27,000 participants across a range of distances including the 42.2km marathon, wheelchair marathon, half marathon, wheelchair 15km, 10km run, 5.7km challenge and junior dash 4km and 2km races.
Over the race weekend, Griffith will have a marquee for a BBQ breakfast, sports massage and plenty of other activities.
Team Griffith members are also using the event to raise funds for a number of causes including:
- Students’ Future Fund
The fund helps talented students who excel at their studies but face financial hardship.
- Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP)
The leading Australian centre for research, clinical practice, education and community action for suicide prevention.
- Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE)
The centre focuses on improvement in the quality of life of children and adults with autism.
Caring for coastal environments through planting of native dune species, weed removal and litter collection.
- Melanoma Research Project
Our world–leading scientists here on the Gold Coast are seeking to cure melanoma.
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