2016 Applications now OPEN!!

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 aged 18-30?
  •   Determined and committed to achieve a life-changing experience?
  •   Passionate about the future for Indigenous Australians?
  •   Ready to inspire your family, community and the entire nation?
Then apply to be part of this life changing opportunity!

In six months, you will run in the world’s largest marathon and complete a Certificate III in Fitness, providing ongoing career pathways and opportunities.

Applications have been extended and will now close on 29 February 2016.

The national try-out tour will still commence in February 2016 and locations have been determined by applications already received. Click here for the try-out schedule.

Please note that it is the responsibility of each applicant to attend the nearest location on the date and time specified in the schedule.  Please note that the try-out locations will be determined by the applications received by the closing date.

Applicants are welcome to apply on the day of the try-out but must make their way to the nearest try-out location.

The squad will be announced early April 2016.

NO running experience required, but you must have DETERMINATION, COMMITMENT and want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

For more information about IMP and the try-out process, click here. 

Click here to apply online.

If you would prefer to print and post your application, click here to download and complete an application form, then post or fax to IMP. If you don’t have internet access, you can apply via phone by contacting IMP Head Coach, Mick Rees:

  •   Ph: (02) 6162 4750
  •   Mob: 0427 308 500
  •   Email: mick.r@imp.org.au
Applications close 31 January, so don’t miss out on your chance to be a beacon of inspiration in your community and the opportunity of being part of the growing IMP family!

Apply TODAY!


1. What can I do now to prepare for the trials?

To help you prepare for the trial, we recommend a 20 minute easy run three to four times per week

One of the most critical parts of the application process is the one-on-one interview.

2. Do I need to have any running experience to apply?

Absolutely not. The majority of our Graduates had no prior running experience before they applied.

3. I’m older than 30. Can I still apply?

Applications are open to Indigenous Australians aged 18-30. We do not accept applications from anyone over the age of 30.

4. What are the dates of the trials?

Trials will commence late February and throughout March. All applicants will be contacted as soon as dates are set.

5. What are the costs if I am selected in the squad?

IMF covers all travel, accommodation, education and associated camp costs throughout the year.  Any personal purchases made during camps are at the expense of the runner.

6. What are the costs of trials?

All costs associated with attending trials are at the expense of the applicant.

7. When are the camps throughout the year?

Four camps are held throughout the year. Camp locations are in Canberra (11-15 May 2016), Gold Coast (29 June-4 July 2016), Sydney (10th-15th August 2016), and Alice Springs (21st-25th September). New York camp will be 1st-10th November 2016.

These camps are compulsory. Team members need to make sure they can take leave from work/family etc to attend camps.