This year, the Country Challenge on Campus will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 15. The goal of the event is to encourage school students, university students and community members to visit the campus and help raise money for Beyond Blue during Mental Health Week.

  • Online registrations are available until Friday, October 13.
  • Race kit collections start from 2:00pm on race day.
  • The race will commence at 4:30pm

There will be lots of fun, food and activities to keep the whole family entertained until the event starts at 4:30pm. Dinner will be available for $12 per person in the Dining Hall from 5:30pm.

We will have three race categories in the 10km race this year, including School Student, University Student and Open categories.

Prizes for the first male and first female in each category of the 10km run include:

  • School student: $4,500 fee reduction on Halls of Residence accommodation for your first year at Gatton1
  • University student: $250 gift voucher for the Co-op Bookshop
  • Open: UQ Sport 3 month Gold Pass providing access to weights, pool and classes at either Gatton or St Lucia ($250 value)

Entrants are only elligible for one race category and must choose at registration.

The 5km race will be a more social event, with medallions for first male and female across the line.

Dogs are welcome on the course; however, due to safety concerns regarding cyclists travelling at high speed on a shared course, there is no longer a bike category for the Country Challenge.

A special thanks goes to our sponsors for making the event possible:

race circuit and parking map

1 To be eligible, you must be a school student at the time of the race and register in the School Student category and you cannot currently or previously have lived in the Halls of Residence. To claim the prize, you must successfully apply to study a Gatton-based program with the University of Queensland through the normal process (QTAC or GVEC) and must submit an application to the Halls of Residence. Voucher valid for three years.

About Country Challenge on Campus

The Country Challenge on Campus is a fundraising event designed to encourage school students, university students and the local community to visit the campus and help us raise money for Beyond Blue during Mental Health Week.


UQ Gatton Campus
Central Walkway