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Patrick Rebakis
Nov 30, 2018

ACU Sport a running success

Nov 30, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

To cap off a great year of running, ACU has had an impressive finish in the UniSport Distance Running results. Within the overall University rankings, ACU Women finished an incredible 9th place on 286 points while ACU Men finished 16th on 544 points. Out of 43 universities these results place ACU highly in the national 2018 UniSport ranks. 

In addition to outstanding overall results, ACU Sport has excelled in the quest for high participation with a huge 114 participants taking part in the Melbourne Marathon and 46 in the Blackmores Running Festival in Sydney.  ACU running clubs delivered training programs in the lead up to both Sydney and Melbourne events supporting students and staff to achieve numerous personal bests and delivering on individual training needs. Training sessions were coached by Commonwealth Games Heptathlete, Alysha Burnett, and Cross-country runner Lachlan Herd, who are members of the Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP). 

Running is proven to improve cardiovascular fitness and heart health along with overall wellbeing. Recent research conducted by Sport Australia shows that fitter students achieve better academic results and that sport plays a significant role in personal development. Even more reason to get involved in sport and running! 

Stay up to date with ACU Sport events and check out what’s on offer in terms of community events, fitness classes and gyms, head to or the Healthy U section of the student portal

2019 Community Events Calendar


Australian Running Festival – ACT – Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th April
Bay Run Intervarsity – 3 May
Sydney Harbour 10km – 28th July
City2Surf – 11th August
Blackmores Running Festival 15th September


Mother’s Day Classic – Sunday 12th May
Run the Gap (Ballarat)-  Sunday 26th May
Run Melbourne – 28th July
Melbourne Marathon – 13th October
Colour Run – Sunday 3rd November
Run for a Cause – 24th November


Mother’s Day Classic – Sunday 12th May
Mooloolaba Triathlon – 17th March
Gold Coast Marathon – 6th July
Colour Run (Gold Coast) – Sunday 18th August
Bridge to Brisbane – 26th August