The Griffith Sport Nathan Dash is an annual event open to students and staff

This legacy event comprises of multiple competitor categories and a 660m running course through the heart of Griffith's Nathan campus. There are categories for the fast and furious or for those looking for some fun and frivolity. Race solo, or race together in a mixed relay team and don’t forget to bring the whole squad down to cheer you on – the vibe is always electric.

In 2021 the event took place on Thursday 29 April and Bella Donalson broke the Open Female record from 2014!

If you think you have what it takes to be the fastest student/ staff member on campus, join us next year!

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Categories and Pricing

You can choose to race solo or as a team. The relay categories split the full race distance into four different legs, so grab three of your mates and enjoy this great experience together. Categories include:

  • Open – Male
  • Open – Female
  • UniSuper Masters Individual – Male
  • UniSuper Masters Individual – Female
  • Student Relay – Mixed
  • UniSuper Staff Relay – Mixed
  • Colleges Relay – Male
  • Colleges Relay – Female

Individual Registration: $10

Team Registration: $20


Need a little more convincing to enter? We have a range of great prizes on offer for our winners, along with a limited-edition VIP Nathan Dash medal.

Open category prizes:
  • Open Student – Male: $150
  • Open Student – Female: $150
UniSuper Masters category prizes:
  • UniSuper Masters – Male: $100
  • UniSuper Masters – Female: $100
Student and staff relay team prizes:
  • Student Relay – Mixed: $80 Uber Eats voucher
  • UniSuper Staff Relay – Mixed: $80 Uber Eats voucher

Course map

The 660m course starts at the Campus Heart, travels along the Johnson Path, through the underpass through to The Hub, circles down passing in front of the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue and returns back down the Johnson Path to finish back in the Campus Heart.

Pathway and road closures:

The event requires exclusive access to pathways and roads during each race. Access will be made available by course marshals between races, which will be approximately every five minutes.

Frequently asked questions

Nathan Dash FAQs

Overall results available

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