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Applications open for the Indigenous Marathon Project

An Aboriginal woman and man stand on a street holding the Aboriginal flag. Behind are many people dressed in running wear crossing a finish line, above which hangs a banner on an overhead walkway.

The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) selects a group of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (six men and six women aged 18-30) to train for the New York City Marathon with just six months of training.

From: Applications open for the Indigenous Marathon Project

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4 Dec 2017

Each year the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) selects a group of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (six men and six women aged 18-30) to train for the New York City Marathon with just six months of training.

Selected runner also receive the following training:

  • a Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • a Level 1 Recreational Running Coach Accreditation through Athletics Australia
  • CPR and first-aid qualifications
  • Media training

Using these skills, knowledge and qualifications, the IMP aims to promote healthy lifestyle leaders and who return to their communities as agents of change, inspiring and encouraging people in their communities to adopt active and healthy lifestyles.

No running experience necessary and all expenses are covered (flights, accommodation, education, race entries etc).

They aren’t looking for the fastest runners, they are looking for incredible Indigenous Australians who are ready to make a change and be the change in their families and communities.

If you are committed, determined and ready to change your life – apply today!

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