RunRona FAQs


Q. What are the run/walk distances, again?

Q. Do you have a discount code for mob (people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander descent)?  

A. 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 RunRona 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 RunRona.  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 😊.

Q. Wait, what’s a virtual run?

A. 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.

Q. Who’s Rona?

A. You’ll be surprised by how many times we get asked this. Well… ‘Rona’, is what we refer to COVID-19 as. Although ‘Rona’ sounds silly, COVID-19 is a serious pandemic that is impacting on our work, family, body, mind, spirit and Community.

Q. Who can enter a virtual race?

A. Anyone and everyone! We would ask that if your child (under 18) wants to enter, you as the parent/guardian must complete the online entry form on their behalf. Juniors should complete the distance under supervision and with a competing parent/guardian (and running together is more fun!) but apart from that there are no restrictions. Just get out there and run, walk, hike, whatever works for you!

By entering our virtual event you are agreeing that any injury or damage that is caused by completing your event is your own responsibility. Clothing The Gap will not be held responsible for any injury that occurs during your run. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more info. 

Q. How do you know we "really" did the virtual run?

A. 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 #RunRona both on event day and while you train. Take a selfie and tag #ClothingTheGap #RunRona so we can cheer you on.

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 RunRona events on Strava to log your run over the event weekend.

Q. How do I join the Clothing The Gap Run Club on Strava?

A. Strava ( is free to get an account and join the Clothing The Gap Run Club ( 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! 

Q. Why is there postage charged when I register for RunRona?

A.  Great question! The postage is so we can get you your beautiful RunRona medal, check it out just below.

We're so excited that we have people registering from all over the country and internationally which is amazing! But it also meant that the only way we could ensure the accurate postage fee happened was to add it as a separate item. We hope you understand :)  

Q. Do I get a medal?

A. Absolutely! Each registration for RunRona will earn a limited edition RunRona 2020 medal by Gunditjmara artist, Laura Thompson.  Your medal will be posted to the address entered by participants at the point of purchase, after the event (May 30 & May 31). 

Q. What is the meaning of the medal artwork? 

The RunRona medal artwork uses traditional Aboriginal symbols (the U shapes)  to show people coming together from all over Australia for a virtual run. The dots placed in-between the people symbols are spread out to represent how important physical distancing is at this time in history, whist we fight COVID-19.

This medal is a memento of how you continued to stay physically active and prioritised your health during uncertain times. It will remind you we kept our distance physically but, not socially and together we RunRona.

All the medal lanyards are different colours to represent the different distances completed over the event weekend.

Q. How do you know where to post my medal to?

A. It's ok, we don't know where you live. That would be weird. You'll let us know your postal address for your very special RunRona medal when you complete your registration. We'll look after your information the way we're legally meant to and only use it to post you out your medal after the RunRona event weekend. Promise.   

Q. Do you have a RunRona event merch?

A. Of course we do! and the singlet is called 'Ronavation'. This running singlet using the artwork from the RunRona medal. We have not branded it with our RunRona logo on purpose because we wanted the singlet to be more versatile and we think the medal is enough :) This singlet is made in Thomastown, Victoria on Wurundjeri Country and is accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia.

See our range of active wear here.

Q. What about a race bib and certificate?

A. Trust us, we love Fun Run/Walk mementos just as much as you! You can download your RunRona customisable race bib now!

Once RunRona is complete, your downloadable certificate will be available. 

Q. Do I need to complete the event distance at once/on the same day? Or can I do it over two days?

A.  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 two days, or two 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.  

Q. When do registrations close?

A.  Registrations for RunRona close on midnight on Friday 29th May. Make sure you don't miss out! 

Q. What do the profits from the run go to?

A.  100% profits from RunRona 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: 

Q. Why are you doing this?

A. 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. 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. RunRona is giving us all something to train for when everything else is cancelled and closed. We know the power of having a goal to keep us on track!

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.  

Q. I don’t live in Australia, can I still enter RunRona?

A. Yes you can, we love runners from overseas. We have participants taking part in our events from across the globe. We do have to charge for overseas postage to get your beaut medal to you. 

Q. You do realise COVID-19 is serious, yeah?

A. 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. 

Q. Do you have Afterpay?

A. Clothing the Gap proudly offers Afterpay to Australian customers as a payment option for purchases made through our online store. Afterpay is an interest free, deferred payment method that allows you to shop now, receive now, and pay later via four equal fortnightly installments.

Q. Who are your RunRona event partners?

A.  We are excited to announce that Richmond Football Club (RFC) and the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) is our major event partner - read the press release. 

The Richmond Footy Club encourages the whole community to participate in RunRona and invites them to register using the code ‘RFCKGI’. For every 10 registrations using this code, the KGI will receive 1 free registration for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person to participate in the event. 

Our other community partners include the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care AgencyFitzroy Stars Football Netball Club and Rumbalara Football Netball Club.

Richmond Football Club Korin Gamadji InstituteVictorian Aboriginal Child Care AgencyFitzroy Stars Football Club LogoRumba logo



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