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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
SUZIE HOITINK



 

I must admit that when the delightfully exuberant CEO of ActewAGL, Ayesha Razzaq, asked me to be the Indigenous Marathon Project's Corporate Patron this year, I didn’t hesitate. To be able to participate in the most famous marathon in the world is a dream come true! It wasn’t until I met with Robert de Castella over a coffee though, that the true privilege fully dawned on me.

 

Years ago, I had seen ‘Running to America’ on TV and was aware of the Indigenous Marathon Project. I am a very proud Australian but as I listened to Rob, I was ashamed to realise how very little I knew about our indigenous society and the incredible challenges facing that culture today.

 

This program doesn’t just make a difference to those fortunate enough to participate. It changes entire communities. Twelve selected men and women (most of whom have come from some of Australia’s most remote communities), become agents of change through an incredible journey of education, commitment and empowerment, supported by Rob and his team.

 

I am so excited and humbled to be a part of making this all possible.

 

There are 65 IMP Graduates so far – all remarkable, not just in their ability to train for and complete a marathon, but in their own personal growth and desire to return to their communities to make a difference in the lives of others.

 

Projects like this one need funding, and whilst I will be funding my own journey to the NY Marathon, I am asking for any donation you can make. It isn’t about the running. The running is the simple vehicle for change. Please help us to enable that transformation in the lives of families, communities and ultimately all of us as Australians. Thank you.

 

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."