NAIDOC 2021 - Heal Country Run|Walk Event
Join us and get moving this NAIDOC from Sunday 4th July – Sunday 11th July.
This year’s NAIDOC theme, HealCountry, is powerful and timely.
The NAIDOC Committee’s vision for the theme is that “Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.
Country that we speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.”
We encourage you to learn more about the history of NAIDOC and this years theme here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this event is for you! Please enter the code WELLAHTOGETHER at checkout to access the Community registration rate of $25 per registration.
Worried about the Run | Walk bit? It’s all good, we’ve got something for everyone! The most important thing is that we get moving, no matter what that looks like so…
Lace up the runners,
Pump up the bike tyres,
Bring back the skateboard,
Grab the kid’s scooters,
Drag out the canoe,
Dust off the hiking boots…
Cover off your chosen distance any way you like!
Here's how to get started in three easy steps...
Get moving during NAIDOC
This year, NAIDOC is taking place from Sunday 4th through to Sunday 11th July. For this virtual event, you can take on your distance at any time on any date across this week that works for you.
Get creative! Think about where you would like to get moving, take the time to learn about the Country you're moving on and what Heal Country means to you and the actions you can take in your world.
When you register for your distance, you’ll be sent your medal and event bib. Your Heal Country medal designed by Gunditjmara artist,Laura Thompson, is in a unique wooden design featuring Bunjil. This really is one for the collection, make sure you don’t miss out!
Your support in registering for this event enables us to offer equity in registration pricing for the Aboriginal Community and supports the role out of our Mob Run This program that supports Community groups and organisations to run their own Heal Country events across the country, from Aarat to Arnhem Land!
This event is Ally Friendly!
For friends and supporters of the Aboriginal Community, we encourage you to get involved in this event!
Need an invitation? Consider this it.
If you’re an Aboriginal Community Organisation or Group who would like to get your Community involved, we would love to hear from you! Head over to our Mob Run This info page.
If you’re looking to register as a corporate team or a school group, see more about this over at Schools and Groups.
A message from us…
The team behind this event is made of a collective of Aboriginal Health Promotion practitioners, personal trainers and communication gurus from Clothing The Gaps and the Clothing The Gaps Foundation.
The team are seriously concerned about the rising levels of inactivity, obesity and mental ill health in our Communities. We know the difference social connection, physical activity and a positive routine can make in healing ourselves.