University of Queensland’s Great Court Race

The Great Court Race is one of the University of Queensland’s proudest traditions. The 636-metre lap of the Great Court was first run in 1985 to celebrate the University of Queensland‘s 75th anniversary, and is based on the historic Cambridge University Race, as depicted in the film, Chariots of Fire.

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UQ’s Great Court
The relays cover the same 636-metre lap of the UQ Great Court of the main race, but feature four runners covering irregular legs of 145m, 156, 155m and 180m respectively.
This year the event program also included a 70-metre sprint race and an inter-college relay, with Duchesne College and Kings College the reigning champions respectively (2012).

The main race is open to all UQ undergraduate students, while all UQ staff and students (including postrgraduate students) are welcome to enter the sprint event, with prizes for the winners.

2013 Winners

Women’s Sprint Final: Caitlin Feeney
Open Women’s Final: Caitlin Sargent
Women’s College Relay Final: Women’s College
Men’s Sprint Final: Luke Evans
Open Men’s Final: Jack Bruce
Men’s College Relay Final: Kings College

Students from Canada choose UQ primarily for its international reputation as an outstanding academic institution, as well as its location in the vibrant city of Brisbane. The University of Queensland offers Canadians a wide range of programs for which to choose and the university has won more awards for excellence in teaching than any other university.

UQ has four main campuses located in, or in close proximity to, Brisbane at St Lucia, Herston, Ipswich and Gatton as well as teaching and research sites throughout Queensland.

Popular schools at the University of Queensland include UQ Medical School, UQ Pharmacy School, and  UQ Veterinary School.


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