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Run for Us

Whether it's a fun run or a full marathon, whether you want to walk, run or dance to the finish line, we want you on our Deadly Runners team! It's so easy to register and besides all the wonderful benefits, you will also receive a free fundraising page upon registration. Read the information below to join.

Deadly¹ adj  an Indigenous slang word for 'cool' or 'ace' and we think our supporters are exactly that.

Want to be part of this deadly experience? If you answer yes to any one of the questions below, then we want you on our team!

  • Want to make a positive difference?
  • Passionate about closing the gap?
  • Believe all children deserve the same educational opportunities?
  • Want to be part of a supportive team?
  • Ever wanted to do something BIG in your life?

Most marathons offer a variety of distances, so there is something for everyone.

Each year, there are many other running events held throughout Australia. If you're running in an event and would like to nominate CFF as your fundraising charity, please contact us by clicking on the DEADLY RUNNERS button below.

Who are the Deadly Runners?

The Deadly Runners are a team committed to helping us improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous communities, such as Palm Island. With Olympic gold medallist, Cathy Freeman as the Foundation founder, the synergies of raising awareness and funds through a committed team of runners is obvious. We are inspired by the success of the Foundation's Palm Island programs to date, but we are also aware that our challenge to achieve our vision has just begun - and this is why we need you. Running in marathons is a fun and inspiring way for us to raise awareness and funds that will go towards building on our existing programs. Ultimately, we want to expand the programs to reach even more children and even more communities.

We put the 'fun' back into fundraising!

By joining the Deadly Runners Team, you are committing to raise funds for the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The minimum fundraising target in order to be a part of the Deadly Runners is $500.

We know how hard it can be to ask people for financial support, so we have put together some fundraising tips, which you can read here. You also get other fun and free goodies as being part of our team.

You can win an iPad!

The highest fundraiser for each marathon event will win an iPad generously donated by our wonderful friends at Telstra. The next three runners up will receive a double pass each to either an AFL or NRL game, depending on which state they are from. The overall top fundraiser for the year across all events will have the unique opportunity to join us on Palm Island (65km off Townsville) to meet the wonderful community that they have supported through their fundraising efforts.

Other benefits of a Deadly Runner

Aside from the unbeatable feeling of helping a great cause whilst getting fit, each team member will enjoy the following benefits:
  • An exclusive Deadly Runners running pack including: running top, water bottle hat and Carman's muesli*
  • Online registration for easy entry into the CFF team via the Deadly Runners button;
  • Motivational emails/training tips from Cathy Freeman;
  • All the fundraising support and advice you need to meet your fundraising target;

    * To receive your exclusive Deadly Runners pack, a minimum upfront donation of $25 is required at time of registration.

How to register

Simply click on the Deadly Runners button on this page and complete the online registration form. We'll get back to you within 3 business days to confirm your registration and welcome you to the team! If you have any questions in the meantime, please send us an email at deadlyrunners@cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au or phone us on 03 9686 4813.



Top Individuals

  • Campbell Lobb L’Etape du Tour 2013 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation and Indigenous Education $22,960.00
  • Heidi Wane HEIDI supports Palm Island indigenous education (Cathy Freeman Foundation) $6,008.00
  • Vida Ghazavi Taking on India in a Tuk Tuk for CFF $3,600.00
  • sonya stephen Sonya's doing it all again for Indigenous education $3,255.00
  • Heidi Wane Greg and Heidi for Palm Island and Cathy Freeman Foundation $1,381.00

Top Teams

  • Sarah Cant Running to support the Cathy Freeman Foundation! $2,456.33
  • Liam Bice SEEK - Corporate Triathlon 2014 $1,550.00
  • Chris Wicks Palm Island & Associates $1,505.00
  • Peter Strachan Suzie's Gym $1,455.00
  • Stephen McCallum bloodandwhiskey $1,140.00