Gapuwiyak 2014 National Indigenous Deadly Fun Run Champions

The East Arnhem communities of Galwin'ku and Gapuwiyak recently took part in the Indigenous Marathon Project's Deadly Fun Run Championships in Uluru.

It was an action packed (and freezing!) weekend with 60 Indigenous participants from various communities across Australia competing at the Championships over distances of 3km for Juniors and 5k for Seniors. 

Our teams from Gapuwiyak and Galiwin'ku represented our Region with great pride and were fierce competitors. Let these results speak for themselves:


  • Women's 5km1st & 3rd place
  • Girl's Youth 3km 2nd place


  • Men's 5km1st place
  • Men's Youth 3km1st & 3rd place
  • Girl's Youth 3km1st place

These oustanding performances saw Gapuwiyak crowned the 2014 National Indigenous Deadly Fun Run Overall Community Champions!

Our teams are extremely proud of these results and excited to take home the trophy! Training has already started to ensure we can defend our title at next year's event! A huge thank you to Vanessa, Atnas and Evelyna for their work in preparing our runners for this event. Onwards and upwards.