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Do you want to tackle a fun run and train under the guidance of World Champion marathon runner Rob de Castella, all while supporting Indigenous health?

 

If so, the Indigenous Marathon Foundation's Footprints fundraising program is just what you have been looking for!

 

Not only will we help you to choose an event to take on, we will set you up with a training information kit from Rob himself, reward you along the way with prizes for reaching your fundraising milestones, and make sure that you get across the finish line.



The funds you raise will assist IMF to find champions and create role models that inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to live an active, healthy lifestyle and decrease the instance of preventable disease.



Whether you are taking on your very first fun run, or are a seasoned marathon runner, Footprints gives you the chance to raise vital funds and change the lives of Indigenous Australians through running.

 

So if you want:

 

 - Free training advice from Rob de Castella

 

 - Rewards such as t-shirts, drinks bottles and running shoes, and

 

 - Support to get you across the finish line

 

Sign up to Footprints today simply by clicking on the 'start fundraising' button. If you need some help to choose an event to take on, just gives us a call on (02) 6162 4750 or click here.

Good luck!

 

Upcoming Fundraising Events
 

 
 


 


Featured Event
ThE VIRTUAL RUN FOR IMF!


An event for anyone, anywhere, any distance, any time - during November! Accumulate the kilometres you run during the month of November and receive a medal for your efforts! No line-ups, no early starts, no timing chips - just run for fun!


Featured Fundraiser
jOHN MINNS



There are a number of things that have motivated me to commit to running the New York Marathon on 6th November this year.

 

Firstly I need to prove to my long suffering physio that despite his best advice I don’t accept age related degeneration in my knees as a thing. It may also allow me to get past the remarkable persistence and energy with which Ayesha Razzaq and Eoghan O’Byrne have committed to convincing me that doing this on two months of training is a good thing.

 

The most compelling motivation though is the opportunity to make a contribution to the Indigenous Marathon Foundation led by Australia’s marathon legend, Robert De Castella, and his team.

 

This is a truly inspirational project that is making a real difference in indigenous communities across Australia and helping create our leaders of the future.

 

Meeting Graduates and hearing the stories of what they have accomplished despite personal challenges and disadvantage is a humbling experience as you learn not only what it took to train for and complete the world’s most famous marathon but all they have achieved since to change lives and inspire those around them.

 

I am grateful for the opportunities that life has provided me in Canberra and in business, and want to help make a contribution to ensure the ongoing success of the program.

 

While I am funding my own trip so all contributions go direct to the Foundation, if we can raise $25,000 it will enable five runners to participate in next year’s event and the difference this can make will be huge for the runners, their families and their communities.

 

Any amount you can contribute will be deeply appreciated and will help us make this real. All donations are tax deductible.

 

Don’t forget to shout if you see me out pounding the pavement – any encouragement will be gratefully received!

 

Any donation, big or small, would be very much appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.

 

 

  Featured IMP runner
Carla Snow - 2013 squad
 

    


Carla Snow's involvement with IMP was ignited by a strong determination to participate in a physical and mental challenge to highlight that anything is possible.

Originally from Newcastle, NSW, Carla was part of the 2013 New York Marathon squad. She is passionate about education and now lives in Sydney after accepting her dream job working in a Sydney school.

"I have always wanted to have a positive impact on the younger generations coming through and I wanted to inspire the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at my school to believe and achieve through both education and sport.

 

"I am responsible for teaching senior students Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies as well as Fitness.

"Our school is in partnership with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and I have numerous opportunities to develop both personally and professionally," Carla said

Her advice for young Indigenous Australians is simple."Education is key. Knowledge is power. Embrace education as best you can and make the most of the opportunities you have."


Carla will be lining up in the 10km event in the Coffs Harbour Running Festival on 7 September and encourages all Indigenous people to adopt active and healthy lifestyles.

"The New York City Marathon was easily the best day of my life.  I have formed friendships that will last a lifetime.  Personally IMP helped me gain the confidence and self-belief that I could achieve anything I put my mind to.

"IMP has changed my life immensely."