Indigenous Marathon Project applications now open

Posted: January 30th, 2012

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The New York City Marathon is one of the toughest and biggest running events in the world, with 48,000 runners and 2.5 million spectators.
The Indigenous Marathon Project is seeking outstanding Indigenous men and women aged between 18 and 30, that have the commitment and ability to train for this endurance running event. They will be coached and supervised by Australian marathon champion, Rob de Castella, be required to attend a number of training camps around Australia during the year, and undertake a special Cert III in Community Recreation – Indigenous Health.
Applicants should be willing to inspire other Inidgenous men and women, and have an interest in wanting to make a difference by promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The Indigenous Marathon Project Uses distance running and walking to promote physical activity in Indigenous Australia, and aims to have an Indigenous Australian distance runner on the 2016 Olympic Team. 
2012 Runner applications are now being accepted, with the try outs occuring in February and March 2012.
For applications forms and information on how you can support the project, visit