Virtual Run | Walk

 A Virtual Run | Walk is an event that can be completed from absolutely any location you choose, indoors or outdoors!

You can run, walk, hike, ride, scoot, roll or skate at your own pace whenever you choose on the event date/s.

Just keep an eye on any updates in your area to ensure you're up to date with current requirements.

Choose from a 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km distance.

We would love for everyone to give completing their event in the one time a go.

However, if you would really like to do your event over three days, or at separate times, that's ok with us.

The most important thing is that we're getting moving at the moment and we think that deserves a medal!

Depending on the restrictions in your area, your event might need to be broken down in to 60 minute efforts close to your home.

Be creative!

Signing Up

Absolutely!

Aboriginal Organisations/Community Groups

We love seeing Mob getting active and connecting together! Reach out to hear more about our packages for you and your Community.

Businesses

We can organsie an organistion/company unique registration code that can provide discounted or free entry for your team. This amount can be paid in one payment by credit card or direct debit via invoice. 

We can also put limitations on the amount of times this unique registation code can be used. 

If you would like to discuss either of these options more please email hello@clothingthegap.com.au

 Absolutely, you can register more than one person under the one order. Each entry receives one corresponding medal.

All of the entries you register under the one order will all be sent to the address entered at checkout. Each entry does not need a separate name attached to it. 

Registrations for the Connect to Country Walk | Run close on midnight  Sun 22nd November. Make sure you don't miss out! 

We sure do! 

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people completing this event please use the registration code: WELLAHTOGETHER at checkout to access the $25 registration fee.

The team at Clothing The Gap are working towards to closing the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. One way we are do this is by increasing the participation of Indigenous families and Communities in events such as this, because we know increasing levels of physical activity can reduce people dying earlier from chronic disease.

Non-indigenous allies and supporters, we trust you. We know that this code will only be used by the Indigenous Community to ensure equitable access to virtual run walk events.  

We trust that those that can will pay for their entry and will respect the code not misuse it. Just like we’re trusting that you’ll do your run or walk when you say you will 😊.

Proof You Ran

We trust you! But, if you want to share your run with us and the community we would love that too!

Share your experiences by using:

#ClothingTheGap #ConnectToCountry

@ClothingTheGap

both on event weekend and while you train. 

You can also join our Strava Run Club to join our new online active community to log your training and virtually cheer each other on.

You’ll also find our Connect to Country events on Strava to log your run over the event weekend.

Strava (strava.com) is free to get an account and join the Clothing The Gap Run Club (www.strava.com/clubs/CTGactive) to share your training with us and each other.

Once you have joined the Clothing The Gap Run Club, join the ‘Event’ you have registered for and track your movement on the day. Yay!

Logging or tracking your event is not compulsory. We're operating on good old trust here. We believe you'll go get it done, you do not have to send us your run or walk times in order to get your medal.

We'd actually love it if you didn't to give our administration team a breather :)

Other Stuff, inc. Medals, Bibs & Postage

Absolutely! Each registration for the 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km events NAIDOC Walk | Run will earn a limited edition 2020 Connect to Country medal.

Your medal will be posted to the address entered by participants at the point of purchase, before or not long after the event weekend (20 - 22nd Nov). The earlier you register, the earlier you receive your bling!

Trust us, we love fun event mementos just as much as you! Register early to be posted your race pack including your bib and medal prior to the event.

Those people who register later will be emailed your downloadable customisable race bib which is also available for download on the website too!

Your bib also doubles as your certificate and includes a space for you to record your time. Efficient, right!

Great question! The postage is so we can get you your beautiful medal!

You sure can! 

We love seeing people from all across the world take part in our events.

100% profits from this event proudly subsides entry for Indigenous people in this event and supports grass roots Aboriginal health promotion programs and activities run by Spark Health. You can see the work Spark Health does here: www.sparkhealth.com.au 

 Of course. As a team of public health practitioners, we really do understand the importance of respecting this situation.

 The health and safety of our community near and far will always be our greatest priority, and we strongly advise that everyone adheres to relevant health authority  COVID-19 advice.

We also know that this situation is not leaving us in a hurry and that at some point if we can't call COVID-19 'Rona', we may actually go mad. There is something about taking control of what we can control within COVID-19 and doing something in our own strength that reminds us that we still have our self-efficacy.

Our self-efficacy to make smart decisions about physical distancing, wearing a face covering, practicing good hygiene, staying active, nourishing our bodies well, keeping socially connected through technology, looking after our Elders and caring for our communities as a whole through the individual choices we make. 

Would you like to be an event partner? We'd love to hear from you! reach us at hello@clothingthegap.com.au

SEE. SIGN. SHARE | Support parkrun to make Acknowledgement of Country compulsory at all events across Australia

Sign the Petition

Every Saturday morning at 8am, in 380 beautiful locations across Australia, thousands of runners and walkers enjoy parkrun. 

Laura Thompson, Gunditjmara woman (from Clothing The Gap & Spark Health) attended a parkrun event, on New Years Day 2020, the Run Director acknowledged both the Local Council and Parks Victoria for "allowing them to use their land" with no mention of Traditional Owners. This left her feeling sad and dismayed and no longer wanting to participate in this event. This experience has driven Spark Health to start this petition to ensure Acknowledgement of Country is compulsory and conducted at the beginning of all parkruns in Australia.

For your information, as part of the pre-event parkrun briefing it is not compulsory for parkrun volunteers to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land. That being said, many parkruns opt to do an Acknowledgment of Country to begin the parkrun, which is great. But, we are calling on this important protocol not to be an optional addition, but instead an integral and compulsory part of every parkrun brief, every week, in every location in Australia, without exception.

If parkrun can acknowledge sponsors every week, surely parkrun can acknowledge the Traditional Custodians. It's respectful protocol to include and it will improve local social connection, networks and reconciliation outcomes in the local communities.

Why is an Acknowledgement Country  important?

Taking the time to acknowledge Aboriginal Traditional Custodians and Country at parkrun events is a small thing to do but, is one way we can help reduce the barriers for participation and to be more inclusive at events. It recognises the place of Indigenous people as the first custodians of this land and, importantly, promotes awareness of the history and culture of Aboriginal people locally. This increased awareness will help us create a more united Australia, that embraces our history and celebrates Indigenous culture.

Why do we love parkrun?

The team at Spark Health love the parkrun movement and staff have been involved in the sponsorship and startup of three parkruns in Victoria (Lalor, Darebin and Echuca) which has resulted in an increase of Indigenous participation in these events. 

There are many other ways we can make parkrun a more welcoming  space for local Indigenous people but at the minimum, let's make sure we acknowledge Country at every event in Australia, every week.