Fundraising for Charity
Official charity partner Guide Dogs Queensland.
Guide Dogs Queensland is excited and proud to be the official charity partner of the 10th annual Twilight Running Festival. Receiving minimal government support, we rely on the generosity of the community to continue providing our vital services, including our iconic Guide Dogs, to change the lives of Queenslanders with low or no vision.
As you stride through every step of your race, each dollar you have raised will enable us to support those in need on every step of their journey to freedom and independence. With your help, we can ensure all Queenslanders who are blind or vision impaired have access to the essential training and services they deserve to be able to live their lives to the fullest.
How can you help?
You are able to contribute to charity initiatives and fundraising activities through the following methods:
Register to run in the Twilight Running Festival
Register as a volunteer and join the Twilight Running Festival team
Start fundraising online for your charity of choice
Donate $5, $10, $20 in additional to your entry when entering and paying online
UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship
A portion of Twilight Running Festival 2018 entrant proceeds will be donated to fund UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships, awarded by The University of Queensland. The scholarships aim to encourage outstanding new and continuing student-athletes to pursue tertiary study and elite-level sport concurrently.
The funding injection enables a wider pool of applicants to be supported, and allows for academic and sporting expenses incurred by recipients to be offset. Scholarship beneficiaries will also enjoy full access to UQ Sport’s first-class health and fitness facilities, which include an Olympic-standard athletics track and swimming pool, 21 tennis courts, multipurpose synthetic fields, and a three-level weights and cardio gymnasium.
UQ is accredited by the Australian Sports Commission as an Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU). Dedicated UQ Sport Academy staff, in partnership with UQ, provide academic liaison support to negotiate flexible study options for enrolment, assessment and course-related needs to assist student-athletes balance their academic and elite-level sporting commitments.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, hundreds of student-athletes have benefited from the outstanding sporting facilities and services The University of Queensland and UQ Sport has to offer – allowing recipients to perform to the best of their abilities.
For more information about the UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships, click here.
We look forward to your involvement in the Twilight Running Festival and hope you can join in the run under the moon and stars in 2018.