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Applications open for the Indigenous Marathon Project
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.
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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!
- Apply online now
- To print out an application form and post to the IMF office
- For more information about trials and the IMP
- If you have any enquiries about the application process or try-outs, please contact IMP Head Coach, Adrian Dodson-Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 308 500
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