Deadly Fun Run Series
An Indigenous Marathon Project initiative that introduces running and walking to remote communities in a fun, non-intimidating environment for indigenous men, women and children.
1km fun run / walk and a 3-5km run took place in a number of communities in 2011 and 2012, with the hope of expanding in 2013 and beyond. The series consists of 5 fun runs with points being awarded for participation and place. Both a male and female champion represent their community at the Deadly Fun Run Series Championships held in June each year in Uluru.
Fun run series are established, owned and run by the communities primarily by the IMP squad member. These individuals will work with IMP staff and local volunteers and support agencies using their skills attained by completing their Certificate IV in Health and Leisure to deliver a successful event.
Running and walking is not currently recognised as a sport within many indigenous communities therefore participation will be encouraged through prize incentives for age group categories and random participation.