National Deadly Fun Run Championships

The National Deadly Fun Run Championships (NDFRC) is an annual event held at Yulara NT, a short distance from Australia’s most iconic Indigenous landmark – Uluru.

The NDFRC is Australia’s largest Indigenous running event and brings together representatives from Indigenous communities across the country who have been chosen through their regular participation in the Deadly Fun Run Series.

Four representatives are selected – male, female, junior and senior – to participate in the 5km (senior) and 3km (junior) event in the morning. After the Championships, all participants are taken out to Uluru where a significant event takes place – a 12km relay run around the base of Uluru.

IMF has a strong relationship with the Mutitjulu Community, who are the Traditional Owners of Uluru, and we are so fortunate to have their permission to host such an event on this sacred land.

As an acknowledgement of our appreciation to the Mutitjulu Community, participating communities are invited to bring a message stick of cultural significance and present it to the Elders at the conclusion of the relay run.

There is no other event like this in Australia and we are proud to provide a life-changing opportunity to connect with Australia’s strong culture and history.

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.