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2016 Applications now open!

24th November 2014

Celebrating Indigenous resilience and achievement is at the core of IMP and we want to share this incredible journey with another group of inspirational young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians! Are you: An Indigenous Australian aged 18-30? Determined and …
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Virtual run for IMP!

17th November 2014

If the thought of entering a fun run is a bit daunting, then this is the event for you! Run anytime, anywhere, no timing required and receive a medal! It’s a Virtual Run for IMP event, initiated by passionate supporter, …
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Runners blitz New York Marathon

3rd November 2014

They did it – the 2014 IMP squad absolutely dominated the New York City Marathon! In horrendous conditions that saw the wheelchair race shortened by 2.8 miles and moved to a start at Brooklyn, all 10 runners obliterated the line …
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2014 New York Marathon coverage

2nd November 2014

The time has arrived – the 2014 squad is about to imprint its footprints on the world famous New York City Marathon! Just five months ago, the squad was in Canberra tackling their longest run to date – 10km for …
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Look out New York!

31st October 2014

It’s nearly time. Time to realise a dream. Time to put six months of training, hard work, tears and a new found sense of self to the test for the ultimate prize. A sense of pride, achievement and the knowledge …
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One week until New York dream

26th October 2014

There’s just seven days to go until the 2014 IMP squad takes to the line in the world famous New York Marathon! After six months of training, sacrifice, discipline and pure determination the time has finally arrived. We will be …
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IMP dominates Melbourne Marathon

13th October 2014

Four graduates, one coach and a number of running supporters – Melbourne was well and truly injected with IMP presence at the 2014 Medibank Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 12 October. Bianca Graham (2011 graduate) and Justin Gaykamangu (2012 graduate) took …
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New York Marathon team announced!

28th September 2014

They did it! The entire team’s dedication and commitment has paid off following the announcement that each runner has been selected to represent their communities and Australia in an international marathon! Ten runners will compete in the New York Marathon …
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New York is just 30kms away

26th September 2014

On Sunday 28 September, the IMP team will take on its biggest ever challenge – the final 30km test run through the heart of Australia in Alice Springs. The pre-sunrise start, to beat the scorching heat, from John Flynn’s Grave …
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Australia’s largest Indigenous running festival inspires a nation

23rd September 2014

The Northern Territory’s remote community of Galiwinku on Elcho Island was home to Australia’s largest ever community driven fun run on Friday 19 September. More than 1000 Indigenous Australians participated in the inaugural AlpaCoolridge Galiwinku Fun Run, which was initiated …
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Indigenous runner creates history

22nd September 2014

Sydney Indigenous runner, Nat Heath, ran into the history books on Sunday with a record breaking performance in the 2014 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival marathon. Nat is the first Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) runner to break three hours for the …
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Teenager inspired by graduate

18th September 2014

A 15 year old school girl was inspired to run her first fun run after hearing 2011 graduate, Bianca Graham, address a crowd at the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival earlier this year. Brooklyn Judd was volunteering at the …
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Nathan inspires Indigenous youth

12th September 2014

Following his recent role as ambassador of the 2014 Dubbo Stampede, 2014 IMP runner, Nathan Riley continues to positively impact his community. The 20 year old Dubbo representative was invited by the Director of Dubbo Clontarf Foundation, 2010 IMP runner …
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Running for the future

8th September 2014

The first weekend of Spring was welcomed with sunshine, community events and a running spirit that continues long after the finish line of any race. IMP’s 2012 graduate, Korey Summers, achieved a personal best in the  Canberra Times Fun Run …
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Final Run on home soil

18th August 2014

The roads are long and barren.  It will be just as much a test of mental strength as physical endurance. And we’re encouraging you to be part of the action! The 30km test run in Alice Springs will be the …
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They came, they saw, they conquered

11th August 2014

The 2014 City 2 Surf offered perfect weather, spectacular scenery and put the team one more run closer to New York! For most of the team, not only was it their first City 2 Surf, the third camp also marked …
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Run with the IMP team

5th August 2014

On Sunday 10 August, the team will line up with thousands of runners to take part in one of the world’s most atmospheric and iconic runs – the Sydney City2Surf. Before they take on Heartbreak Hill, they will be shaking …
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Graduate receives exclusive scholarship

29th July 2014

South Australian IMP graduate, Luke McKenzie (pictured on the far left with 2013 team mate, Jack Wilson), has been awarded an exclusive scholarship to complete one of the most sought after qualifications in the fitness industry. The personal training scholarship, …
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Deadly Champions announced

14th July 2014

Eight communities, more than 50 runners, and the winners were……..! Gapuwiyak, a remote Northern Territory community represented by only four runners aged between 12 and 18, was crowned the 2014 Deadly Fun Run Champions snatching the title from defending champions, …
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Runners make history on the Gold Coast

9th July 2014

In a ground-breaking first, all 12 members of the 2014 Indigenous Marathon Project squad have crossed the finish line of their first two biggest runs, including the Gold Coast Half Marathon on Sunday 6 July. The team’s first run was …
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IMP runners create history

29th June 2014

Just a couple of months into their IMP adventure and already three runners have initiated inaugural fun runs in their communities. On Saturday 21 June, Rachel Baker from Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island – with the support and assistance of 2013 …
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Half Marathon challenge

20th June 2014

The squad is about to embark on their biggest running achievement to date. They will run the half marathon as part of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon festival in July.  Running 21.1km is the furthest any of our runners have …
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First camp wrap-up

6th June 2014

The first camp has come to an end and what an intense four days it was for the squad as they were introduced to Canberra’s finest facilities and winter weather.  To watch a video of memories, click here  
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Meet the 2014 squad members

4th June 2014

What an exceptional response we received from runners nation-wide to be part of the 2014 squad. Everyone who tried out in 2014 made history; you were part of a record number of applicants, with more than 120 runners vying for …
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Deadly support from FNQ Medicare Local

7th May 2014

FNQ Medicare Local supports the Indigenous Marathon Project
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Go for Gold!

23rd April 2014

Calling all City 2 Surf runners – become a Gold Charity Partner and receive gold entry and priority start! This is one of the nation’s most iconic running events, known as much for its atmosphere as Heartbreak Hill. Run for …
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Indigenous Marathon Project national try out tour is coming to you this April!

20th March 2014

The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) national try out tour is coming to a city or town near you this April! Come along and meet the IMP team and give yourself a chance of being part of something great – the …
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IMP Graduate Evelyna Dhamarrandji candidate for the National Youth Awards

17th March 2014

On 3 November 2013, Evelyna Dhamarrandji became the first person from Elcho Island to complete a marathon. Evelyna’s experience has sparked a new found love of running and exercise in her community, with more than 30 young aboriginal men and …
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