In­dige­nous run­ners to lim­ber up for New York

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CAL in­dige­nous run­ners are be­ing en­cour­aged to lim­ber up for the New York Marathon in Novem­ber with a train­ing run in Cairns next month.

The Marathon Pro­ject is hop­ing to build on last year’s suc­cess, when four in­dige­nous Aus­tralians took part in one of the world’s most fa­mous foot races.

The pro­gram prom­ises a “once in a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence” to train un­der the guid­ance of for­mer Com­mon­wealth Games gold medal­list Rob de Castella and score an all ex­penses trip to New York for the race.

Men and women, aged 18 to 30, in­ter­ested in hav­ing a crack at join­ing the squad will be put through their paces at Bar­low Park on Tues­day, April 5.

Reg­is­tra­tions for men open at 8:30am, with the women’s reg­is­tra­tion open at 12:30pm.

Bring run­ning gear and a wa­ter bot­tle, as males will run 5km and fe­males 3km.

Visit www.the­marathon­pro­ject.com.au for more info.

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