Please check here regularly for the latest news about the Indigenous Marathon Project, and for new fundraising opportunities.
MP athletes rise to the challenge
Tuesday 2nd August, 2012
2011 IMP New York Marathon finisher Kiwa Schilling, who has recently moved to Uluru to take up a position at the National Indiegenous Training Academy finished second in the Australian Outback Marathon 11km race, while 2012 squad member Korey Summers took out first place in the ABC Alice Springs half marathon.
IMP and Maddocks join to tackle Indigenous health
Wednesday 23rd July, 2012
IMP signed a formal alliance with Maddocks, for the law firm to provide IMP with two years of pro-bono legal, marketing and library services.
Indigenous runners half way to New York
Tuesday 3rd July, 2012
IMP runners proved that they are well and truly on the road to New York atfer achieving some outstanding results at the Gold Coast Running Festival earlier this month, alongside 30,000 other runners.
Have a look at their results here.
IMP becomes official charity partner of the Brisbane Running Festival
Tuesday 26th June, 2012
The Indigenous Marathon Project has recently joined with the Brisbane Running Festival as one of four official charity partners. Simply by entering either the 2.2km, 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon events, you can sign up to raise vital funds for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
Click here to enter the Brisbane Running Festival, and raise vital funds for IMP.
Athletes tackle the Gold Coast half marathon
Monday 25th June, 2012
Our 2012 squad will take on their biggest challenge yet on July 1 as they line up with thousands of athletes from across the globe to tackle the prestigious Gold Coast half marathon.
For most of our runners, this will be the longest distance they have ever run, and for many it will be the first time they have competed in an organised running event.
Follow their progress on our Facebook page.
Deadly Fun Run Championships
Tuesday 12th June, 2012
Earlier this month, the Indigenous Marathon Project was proud to host the first ever fully Indigenous running festival held at Uluru.
26 athletes from five Indigenous communities from across the country joined together to tackle the 3km and 5km courses. The remote Arnhem Land community of Yirrkala finished the championships on top, closely followed by Yarrabah and Kununurra.
If you think your community has what it takes to hold a series of fun runs, get in touch with our Deadly Fun Run co-ordinator Nadine Hunt.
2012 IMP New York marathon squad selected
Thursday 26th April, 2012
Eleven athletes, many from tiny remote communities across the country, were named in the 2012 New York Marathon squad in March this year. While training for the marathon, the athletes will undertake their Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, while also taking part in a number of training camps and running events across the country.
The final team to travel to New York will be selected following a 30km test run held in ALice Springs in September.
To learn more about this year's athletes, click here.
IMP athletes conquer Boston Marathon
Wednesday 18th April, 2012
After 12 months training, Tegan Pigram from Derby WA and Jamie Wunungmurra from Yirrkala NT rose to the occasion and conquered the gruelling Boston Marathon in April.
Despite testing conditions, with a temperature of 31 degrees at the start line, Tegan completed the course is just over five hours, and Jamie in just over six, showing an incredible example of strength, spirit and determination.
To have a look at photos of the trip click here.