About Deadly Running Australia

Deadly Running Australia (DRA) has grown from the successful Deadly Fun Run series and the voluntary work that IMP Graduates are contributing to their communities, to pass forward the positive mental, emotional and physical benefits that IMP experience has provided to them.

The DRA aims to address chronic disease by increasing levels of physical activity, improve school attendance and academic performance, improve mental health and wellbeing by regular physical activity and setting, striving for and achieving goals, and create and support education , qualifications and employment at the local, regional and national level.

Deadly Running Australia programs will be established, owned and run by the communities with the support of local organisations such as schools, health and sporting groups. These groups will work with IMF staff and past/present IMP squad members in delivering activities in community which will contribute to whole of community participation.

The core elements of DRA are Deadly Running Events, Deadly Running Groups and Deadly Coaches and Leaders.

IMF currently has minimal funding to support eight communities across Australia, focusing on Indigenous participation; however any community is welcome to establish a self-funded DRA program, and also be eligible to self-fund an Indigenous team of runners to attend Uluru and join us in the only National Indigenous Deadly Running event.

Click on DRA Programs to find out more about these initiatives, or contact DRA Manager Cara Smith – cara.s@imf.org.au or (02) 6162 4750.