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The 6-Week Running Program

Ever wanted to follow a tailored exercise program to improve your running capacity?

The 6-Week Running Program, hosted by The Track in conjunction with ACU Sport, empowers ACU students and staff to explore different styles of running in a safe and guided environment. This program will provide you with the information, strategy and motivation to complete each weekly challenge, with the incentive of various prizes to assist in your long-term running development.

In Semester 1 2022, students and staff who register for the running program will be provided with a beginner, intermediate or advanced program drawn up by ACU Sport’s Ben Groth, a Level 2 Accredited Recreational Running Coach. Throughout the program, you will also receive weekly updates from ACU Sport staff as well as weekly video messages from Coach Ben.

Students who complete and upload all of their completed program runs to Strava under the ACU Sport group will receive a custom ACU Sport running pack.
Those registered will also go in the draw to win a Garmin Forerunner Music 245 at the conclusion of the program.


When: Monday 4 April – Sunday 15 May
Where: Online

Register here

Active August

Commencing week two of semester two The Track will be hosting Active August, a month-long celebration of all things health and wellness with a focus on sustainability. The Track acknowledges that health and wellbeing is all about balance. We want to support your wellness goals, making sure they are both sustainable for the planet and sustainable for you to bring long-term into your lifestyle, to help you live your healthiest life.

Active August will include a range of classes, activities, tips and tricks, and challenges with great prizes to help you find your groove in a holistic, sustainable way.



Steptember Challenge

The Track’s Steptember Challenge will see students strive to lift their average daily steps to develop healthier habits when it comes to daily exercise in an effort to raise funds and awareness for children and adults who live with cerebral palsy.
Starting on 1 September, participants will have the full month to step their way to 10 000 steps each day, all you need is a smartphone or watch!

Walking not your thing? That’s okay! With the help of the Steptember app, you are able to log over 40 different kinds of activities to contribute towards your steps such as swimming, cycling or even house cleaning.

The Track will be giving away lots of prizes throughout the month to keep you motivated. Get your friends to sign up and take on the challenge as a team or stick to solo stepping – it’s up to you.

Stay tuned for more details about how to get involved in this challenge for a great cause.

ACU Rides


We're calling all students to jump on their bikes between Monday 10 and Sunday 16 October for their chance to win big. Record 3 rides on Strava within the week to go into the draw to win 1 of 3 online bike shop vouchers!

To be eligible to win, you must register for the event on ACU Life and record your 3 rides on Strava. Make sure you've joined our ACU Sport group on Strava so we can keep track of your efforts.

Stay tuned, more information coming soon.