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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
30km final run
alice springs


The 2015 squad has just one big run left - the qualifying 30kms in Alice Springs on Sunday 27 September!

The runners who finish the run and have met all other compulsory requirements will book their entry into the world famous New York Marathon.

It's an incredible achievement, given most of the runners only started four short months ago! Show your support for their incredible achievement!

Featured Fundraiser -Shane west


While not accompanied by any significant personal milestone (other than maybe a mid-life crisis…) I am running the NYC marathon in a little over six weeks (yikes). It’s something I’ve been intending on doing for a number of years (it started as a bet with mates, as a lot of things do).

As part of this I feel it is my time to give back and help others achieve their goals. For this reason, I have decided to channel my training efforts towards raising awareness for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

I have been an admirer of the IMF from afar since watching the documentary several years ago. This was increased last year, when by sponsoring Ayesha Razzaq, I had the opportunity to attend a small dinner with Rob and Ayesha. Rob’s story and the success stories from the program were inspiring.


The IMF philosophy, through challenging participants and celebrating their success is great and something that really strikes a chord with me.

At that time, I knew I had already gained entry into the race in 2015 so everything seemed right to get on board. By the end of the evening (wine was involved) I was committed to doing whatever I could to help.

Having not raised funds for anything since school days, I have set myself the target of raising $20,000 – this amount will send a squad of four indigenous runners to participate in next year’s event. I will be funding my own trip, so every dollar of your donation will go towards the Indigenous Marathon Project.

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."