Be part of the Marathon Project this year, Try-outs next month…

21st Feb 2013

The Indigenous Marathon Project national try out tour is coming to a city or town near you this March!

Come along and meet the IMP team and give yourself a chance to be part of something great – the 2013 IMP New York Marathon squad.

You don’t have to have any formal running experience – we are simply looking for outstanding young Indigenous men and women aged 18-30 who want to run the New York Marathon, sweat out nine months of training under the guidance of Rob de Castella, and inspire Indigenous people to be healthy.

The try out tour will visit the following places:

Sydney – Wed 13th March – Moore Park Oval – 8am

Newcastle – Thurs 14th March – ParkRun course, meet at 1 Arnold St, Carrington – 8am

Brisbane – Fri 15th March – QSAC State Athletics Track, Kessels Road, Nathan – 8am

Cairns – Sat 16th March – The Esplanade, meet at the Pirate Ship – 8am

Mossman – Sun 17th March – Mossman Hospital car park – 8am

Yirrkala – Mon 18th March – Yirrkala Community Oval – 9am

Darwin – Tues 19th March – East Point Reserve, Alec Fong Lim Drive – 8am

Katherine – Tues 19th March – Katherine Sports Ground, oval 1 – 4pm

Alice Springs – Wed 20th March – TBA – 5pm

Perth – Fri 22nd March – TBA – 8am

Adelaide – Sat 23rd March – Adelaide Uni Sports Ground, McKinnon Prd – 8am

Melbourne – Sun 24th March – Brens Pavilion, Parkville Cricket Club – 8am

The tryouts will consist of a 3km timed run for women and a 5km timed run for men, as well as the beep test, and an interview with IMP staff. Applicants are asked to bring running gear and a drink bottle.