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Run The Corridors

18/06/2014
​Run the Corridors will be held in period 4 on Tuesday the 24th June 2015.

Beerwah State High School’s Run the Corridors was introduced to the school in 1992 when the school first opened. It was based on the movie “Chariots of Fire” which depicted a running race around the corridors of a famous University in England called Cambridge. Students would line the course and cheer on the competitors as they raced to the finish line.  The course is 341 metres long, and the length of time between the start and the finish of the chimes is about 43 seconds, although this varies slightly according to the state of winding and atmospheric conditions.  The aim is for the students to complete the course within the time it takes for the college clock to chime the hour of twelve.  Only 3 students in the century long history have completed the course before the clock has stopped chiming. 

Mr Darren Wallwork, a teacher at Beerwah, came up with idea to run a similar race for senior boys and girls. It was run over 501 metres and students lined the course. There were only 116 students enrolled in the first year and the event was a great success. Since then it has grown and grown and in 2000 Mr Brian Wilkinson, Head of Department HPE, expanded the idea to include Junior Boys and Girls. The four (4) races have run till this day with a number of students breaking and setting great records.

Students are selected to represent their respected houses, and our principal selects athletes to represent the principal each year.

The timing of our race involves ringing a bell every five seconds so students near the start / finish line could hear how the students were going,  resulting in a great atmosphere at the finish line.

Traditionally the Run the Corridors was held at the start of the Athletics season to herald the start of Beerwah’s excellent results in the Central Zone Athletics. In 2014 Beerwah SHS is going to win the coveted trophy for the “20th” time in succession, beating a large number of bigger schools along the way. 

We are celebrating with a new course and an opportunity for the house with the most spirit to win 20 Athletic Carnival points. Whilst also acknowledging our history and tradition with athletic pursuits. 

Lets hope this tradition stays as it has a special place in Beerwah State High’s Sporting History.