Indigenous runners to limber up for New York
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.