I-CAN FITNESS RUNNING TRACKS
The first I-CAN fitness and running track was installed in the remote Northern Territory community of Amoonguna, in 2013.
The fitness and running tracks are 300-400m in distance and include fun activity stations located around the track to help children improve their physical fitness which is then tested within I-CAN’s physical fitness and physical literacy screenings.
Some of the fun activity stations include:
- Wall Climber
- Rock wall
- Chin-up bars
- Running roller
- Balance beams
- Parallel bars
The tracks are installed on school grounds or within community to offer community-ownership of the tracks.
A sign is installed at each track illustrating the layout and activity at each station. On the reverse side of the sign is a whiteboard so students can record their time.
Since 2013, the programs have expanded to include other communities such as Timber Creek, Bulla, Galiwin’ku, Canteen Creek, Ramingining, Mornington Island, Maningrida and Santa Teresa.
IMF is committed to establishing I-CAN tracks in Indigenous communities around the country to encourage primary school aged children to engage in physical activity and reap the benefits of living an active, healthy lifestyle.