2016 Applications now OPEN!!

30th November 2015

IMP wants YOU! 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 …
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Record numbers take on corporate challenge

12th November 2015

More than 8,000 corporate runners braved the rain to take part in the 15th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Sydney’s Centennial Park on Wednesday 11 November. Perhaps the wet weather acted a key driver for some corporate competitiveness among a …
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New York domination!

2nd November 2015

Ten Indigenous runners, five New York boroughs, 42.2kms – three small details to achieve a significant milestone. On Sunday 1 November, the 2015 squad embraced the skills, abilities and self-confidence they learnt over the past six months and applied them …
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Hugh Jackman helps QANTAS launch new IMF initiative!

28th October 2015

We are excited to announce that QANTAS Global Ambassador, Hugh Jackman, has helped QANTAS launch a million-dollar initiative for IMF – the Front-runners QANTAS grants! (click here)  The Front Runners initiative is a $1.4 million donation and helps IMP (a program …
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Tune in for all the New York Marathon action!

26th October 2015

Don’t miss a minute of the action from the Big Apple, as IMF ambassador Kurt Fearnley attempts a sixth win in the prestigious event, followed the 2015 squad taking on their first marathon! If you’d like to track any of …
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The Deadliest t-shirt on the market!

21st October 2015

It’s Deadly, it’s exclusive and it’s here by popular demand – the IMF supporter t-shirt!   Our IMP singlets have received such incredibly positive feedback, and as they are a special gift to our fundraisers, we wanted to provide an …
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Celebrating community across the country

14th October 2015

It was a weekend celebration of fun, fitness and community; from Adelaide and Barossa in the south, to the Torres Strait off the tip of Australia. RUTH WALLACE – RETURN TO COMMUNITY On Friday 9 October, 2014 IMP Graduate, Ruth …
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IMP rays of sunshine too hot for 30km challenge!

27th September 2015

Sunday 27 September, 5:15am. It was dark; the sun was still sleeping. A full moon resting just above the horizon illuminated the morning sky and momentarily distracted 10 nervous runners who were about to shine their own light on one …
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Men celebrated at first-ever WARRIOR Run

7th September 2015

Despite Mother Nature’s attempts at stealing the limelight as well as the sunlight, nothing was going to dampen the spirits of everyone who participated in the IMF Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run on Sunday 6 September. The event, a major …
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Register for your chance to WIN!

27th August 2015

We are off and running with a brand new event – the inaugural IMF FATHER’S DAY WARRIOR FUN RUN! Everyone who registers in the run also has the chance to go in the draw to win four tickets to the …
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The squad’s run of celebration

11th August 2015

“Celebrate every training session you do, celebrate every run you finish”. They are just some of the constant words of inspiration shared by Deek to the IMP squad; and what a celebration was had on the weekend when the squad …
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Emotions shore to drive the squad at City2Surf

8th August 2015

Nerves, excitement, motivation and the determination to push beyond their comfort zones are the emotions driving the 2015 IMP squad ahead of their very first City2Surf race on Sunday 9 August. The City2Surf is part of the squad’s third camp, the …
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Historic Uluru weekend captured on video!

23rd July 2015

Athletes and representatives from the Australian Olympic Committee were part of the more than 100 Indigenous runners, supporters and sponsors who attended the historic Uluru 10km relay run on 18 July, to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the handing …
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New community champions announced!

19th July 2015

A record number of Indigenous runners of all ages represented their communities at the 4th annual Deadly Fun Run Championships on Saturday 18 July at Yulara in Central Australia. Conditions were cold, but still, and with Australia’s iconic Uluru in …
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Runners shine on the Gold Coast

6th July 2015

Beautiful one day, perfect the next. It’s the old adage to describe life in Queensland; and it certainly rang true over the past six days. Eleven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island runners from Indigenous communities across the country made their …
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IMF Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run is launched!

25th June 2015

We are off and running with a brand new event – the inaugural IMF Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run! The event is a major fundraiser for the IMF and has been designed to celebrate good men, focus on the positive …
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Name change has IMP running in exciting new direction!

23rd June 2015

What began as an idea to unearth an Indigenous Australian long distance runner to rival the African dominance of the sport has developed into a life-changing program, creating inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island men and women across the country. …
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Melbourne men run world’s toughest race for charity

5th June 2015

Four Melbourne men endured extreme desert heat when they took part in the world’s toughest marathon in April, the Marathon Des Sables, for IMP. They raised an incredible $32,835 which was presented to Rob in Melbourne recently. The Marathon Des …
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Australian Ironman World Champion named Ambassador!

22nd May 2015

The Indigenous Marathon Project has announced one of Australia’s most recognised triathletes, Pete Jacobs, as one of the charity’s newest ambassadors. The IMP was established in 2009 by world marathon champion Robert de Castella and annually selects a group of …
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Another IMP Ambassador announced!

21st May 2015

The Indigenous Marathon Project’s long history with Newcastle has been further cemented following the announcement of local running guru and parkrun Australia Communication Manager, Dave “Robbo” Robertson, as the IMP’s latest Ambassador. The IMP was established in 2009 by world …
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Running their own track: the Aboriginal women and their marathon life U-turns

19th May 2015

Jaeme Bird admits her life was going nowhere but she’s regained her hopes and dreams and is now preparing for the New York Marathon to inspire her five younger siblings. To read the full story covered by ABC Central West, …
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Indigenous runners bond at Classic first camp

11th May 2015

They arrived in Canberra as strangers, from regional and remote Indigenous communities across the country, and left as a family of brothers and sisters bound by common goals; to lead, inspire, achieve and succeed. The squad spent an intense five …
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Graduate overcomes crippling disease to qualify for Kona Ironman

6th May 2015

Indigenous Marathon Project 2012 graduate, Nat Nat, defied paralysis and medical advice to take out first place in his age category at the Port Macquarie Ironman on Sunday 3 May. In 2010, Nat lost sensation in his body from the …
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XTERRA Seneca official results are in!

20th April 2015

IMPY15 claims success in US! The IMP Youth representing in the US have cleaned up at the XTERRA Seneca Creek 5km Trail Run!! A week of skills, training and technique workshops combined with incredible natural talent, the youth have done …
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2015 IMP Squad announced!!

13th April 2015

Meet the 2015 IMP squad! The next crop of inspirational Indigenous Australians has been selected, after a nation-wide search that saw more than 140 applicants try out! We are very proud to introduce the 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island …
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IMP on top of the world!

30th March 2015

In just over 24 hours, Adrian Dodson-Shaw will hit the start line of the North Pole Marathon and his journey into the history books! Not only has he already become the first Indigenous Australian to touch down at the North …
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IMP wants you! Tour dates and locations out now!

22nd February 2015

Don‘t miss out on your opportunity to change your life and inspire your community! The IMP national tour gets underway on 2 March and we are on the search for the next group of inspirational Indigenous Australians across the country. …
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World’s Coolest Marathon

6th February 2015

Australian and Indigenous history is about to be made! As he literally stands on top of the world, IMP 2014 graduate, Adrian Dodson-Shaw is about to embark on the toughest challenge of his life!  From sun, sand and heat, to …
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IMP graduate and ambassador ready for Kokoda challenge

5th February 2015

Thursday Island will welcome another world champion on its doorstep when IMP ambassador, Kurt Fearnley, arrives to meet 2014 IMP graduate, Elsie Seriat, in the lead-up to the Kokoda trek. For Elsie, this experience will add to the emotion of …
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Go for Gold in Canberra!

29th January 2015

AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL New Year, new goals, new challenges. Tick the Australian Running Festival off your 2015 running to-do list and change lives every step of the way! And at the end of the run, be part of the IMP …
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Run, Rachel, Run!

14th January 2015

On Sunday 25th January, Rachel Baker, a young Aboriginal Yolngu woman from the remote community of Galiwinku on Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land, will travel to our nation’s capital for her final and toughest test. As part of the 2014 …
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