The DFRS is established, owned and run by communities, primarily IMP Graduates.
The DFRS was established in 2011, with a number of 1km fun runs/walks and 3-5km runs. It has grown significantly with approximately 3,000 people across the country participating in a DFRS.
The Series consists of five regular fun runs and points are awarded for participation and place.
At the end of the Series, four representatives – male and female, junior and senior champions – are selected to represent their community at the DFR Championships held in June each year at Uluru.
The Championships are held in the morning and include a 3km race for the juniors and 5km for seniors.
After lunch, participants travel out to the country’s most iconic Indigenous landmark – Uluru – for a 12km relay run around the base of the rock with their fellow community representatives.
Each community is invited to bring a message stick of significance to present to the Traditional Owners – the Mutitjulu community – who live at the base of Uluru.
The event continues to grow each year and is fast approaching 150 participants, volunteers and community chaperones from approximately 20 Indigenous communities nation-wide.
IMF can assist a limited number of communities with costs associated with travel and accommodation, but with the event’s significant growth, many communities are required to self-fund their trip.
To find out more about the Deadly Fun Run Series and Deadly Running Australia, please contact program manager Cara Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6162 4750.