Virtual Run

 A virtual run or walk is an event that can be completed from absolutely any location you choose, indoors or outdoors! You can run or walk at your own pace whenever you choose on the event date/s.

We have a 3km walk event we call our 3km march. Plus a 5km march/run, 10km march/run, 21.1km run and 42.2km run. 

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/patch.

Signing Up

Absolutely! We can organsie a and 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 this option more please email hello@clothingthegap.com.au

 Absolutely, you can register more than one person under the one order. Each entry receives one corresponding patch, distances 5km and above receive a 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 NAIDOC March | Run close on midnight  Sun 12th July. 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 for 50% off your 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.

Allies and supporters, we trust you. We know that this code will 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 #NAIDOCmarch #NAIDOCrun @ClothingTheGap both on event day 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 NAIDOC 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 run/walk on the day. Yay! But logging or tracking your run/walk 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.

Medals, Bibs & Postage

Absolutely! Each registration for the 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km events NAIDOC March | Run will earn a limited edition 2020 medal and iron on patch.

Your medal will be posted to the address entered by participants at the point of purchase, before of not long after the event (July 10 - July 12). 

Please note: Those people that enter the 3km march event for $5 will receive the patch only. 

Trust us, we love Fun Run/Walk mementos just as much as you! Once you register, you will be posted your race pack including your bib, medal and patch if you are one of our first 1500 entries. 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

Read the blog to find out more about the artwork on the medal which is designed by Gunditjmara artist, Laura Thompson. 

All the medal lanyards are different colours to represent the different distances (5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km) completed over the event weekend. 

Great question! The postage is so we can get you your beautiful medal and/or patch.

Unfortunately, we have pressed pause on our international shipping until the end of August, 2020 due to an increase in demand locally.

NAIDOC Event

Great question! As Aboriginal Health Promotion Practitioners running a fashion label, we work on a grass roots level to encourage positive health and well-being, including getting and staying active. We are excited about the NAIDOC March | Run event because it combines two of our favourite things: health and Aboriginal culture. 

Seeing people achieve their daily recommended 60 minutes of activity for kids and 30 minutes for adults during the COVID-19 pandemic is our goal as well as marking the keeping the traditions of NAIDOC week going virtually.

The NAIDOC March | Run is giving us all event to celebrate and something to train for when everything else is cancelled and closed. 

Ultimately, we are passionate about equity and health equity in Australia is one of the most inequitable in the world. COVID-19 has its challenges for all individuals, but those that face the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community are significantly greater. Fundraising from this event will support Indigenous participation in this event and the health promotion work of Spark Health Australia to continue to share free access to health and well-being activities for Aboriginal Communities.  

Of course we do! 

See our range of 'Always Was' event merch.

The National NAIDOC has just announced that NAIDOC celebrations will go ahead in Spring from 8 -15 November 2020.

NAIDOC originally was an acronym for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You can read more here.

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. 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 the name of 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, 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. 

We are excited to announce that Homie Street Store, EJ Whitten Foundation and Dardi Munworrow are event partners. 

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 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 Acknowledging Country is 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 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.