Dane Bird-Smith is an Olympian, a gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games and an Oceanian continental record holder.   

He’s one of the greats… he is an Australian race walker… and he is also a student at UQ.

Dane’s signature race is the 20 km race walk for which he won a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics in 2016 and a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.  

Dane isn’t afraid of a challenge, and he’s willing to put in the hard work, often training alongside his two furry friends Luna and Stormi.

Be like Dane.   Get out there. Challenge yourself.  Do something great.

Sign up to the UQ Twilight Run today.  Run or walk the 5km or 10km event or run the half marathon.  The UQ Twilight running festival kicks off at 4 pm on 28 April 20


And make sure you train like Dane – take your favourite furry out with you once in a while.