Tiwi Islands kick-off Deadly Fun Run Series

The Tiwi Island community of Milikapiti kicked-off their 2013 Deadly Fun Run campaign on Friday, with 32 of the Island’s children taking part in the 3km and 5km events. Community members, who were responsible for creating the Tiwi Road Runners Club, will host a fun run each Friday afternoon leading into the Indigenous Marathon Project’s Deadly Fun Run Championships to be held at Uluru in July, where the community will send its top male and female, junior and senior runners to compete against other communities. The Deadly Fun Run Series is an IMP initiative that introduces running and walking to remote communities in a fun, non-intimidating environment for Indigenous men, women and children.