Charlie’s Marathon Mission

As many of our supporters may know, 2010 athlete Charlie Maher has been training hard for his third marathon – the Gold Coast Marathon in July. Charlie was a member of the very first IMP team in 2010, and was the first Indigenous Australian ever to cross the finish line of the New York Marathon. As well as training hard seven days a week in the lead-up to Gold Coast, Charlie has also been fundraising for IMP, and is getting close to his target of $2000. Charlie will be running the marathon for his wife Talitha and daughter Frankie. All funds raised will go towards assisting IMP to find champions and create role models that inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to live a healthy lifestyle and decrease instances of preventable disease. If you want to help Charlie to reach his fundraising goal, please visit   We can’t wait to see Charlie run, sweat and inspire again in just over a month. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website to follow Charlie’s progress.