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 fundraiser for the IMF, was initiated to celebrate great men, fathers and significant male role models, and to focus on all the incredibly positive attributes of great men.

Dads, kids and families took over Brazilian Fields at Centennial Park in Sydney on Father’s Day to become part of a significant event that we aim will become an annual event around the country in the following years.

Kids and adults had their faces painted in traditional Indigenous Warrior markings, which we are sure made everyone cross the finish line even faster!

People of all ages and abilities lined up in the 5km and 10km events to run or walk their way through the scenic course, and while the rain was kind to the 5km participants, the 10km crowd wasn’t so lucky.

But no amount of rain was going to stop the fun and celebration experienced by all participants.

The event would not have been possible without the incredible support of the following organisations:

Major Sponsors: Rebel Sport, ASICS

Supporting Partners: Qantas, Pont3, Net Strategies, Clarety, Accor Hotels, Crown Resorts, The Packer Foundation

Community Partners: South Sydney Rabbitohs, Tribal Warrior, NSW Police Association, Recognise, The Colour Run, Centennial Parklands, the Australian Olympic Committee, AFL

Media Partners: Channel 7, Nova FM, News Limited

We would like to thank every single person – corporate organisations, sponsors, IMF Graduates, kids, dads, mums, Indigenous leaders and elders – who made the event possible.

It was a tremendous success in its first year and we are already looking forward to making it even bigger and better in 2016!

Don’t forget to print out your results certificate, pin it up, share it on social media or perhaps frame yours and your Dads and give it to him as a belated Father’s Day gift as a reminder of the significant and special time you spent together and the lifelong memories you created.

Thank you for making our first event such a success, we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click here for a peak at some of the pics. More photos can be found on the event Facebook page

The IMF relies on the generosity of the public and corporate organisations to ensure long term sustainability of the program. We have created a fundraising page associated with this event, so if you took part and can encourage friends and family to make a donation, or if you couldn’t be part of the event but would like to contribute, we would be most grateful.
We are off and running with a brand new event – the inaugural IMF FATHER’S DAY WARRIOR FUN RUN!

And – everyone who registers in the run also has the chance to go in the draw to win four tickets to the 2015 AFL Toyota Grand Final! So REGISTER TODAY and don’t miss out on your chance to spoil Dad this Father’s Day! Details, Terms & Conditions can be found on

The event is a major fundraiser for the IMF and has been designed to celebrate good men, focus on the positive qualities of what it takes to be a good man, and the significant influence they have in their communities and families.

It’s a family-friendly event for everyone to get in, with 5km and 10km distances on offer, and a celebration of Indigenous culture through music, dance and traditional Warrior markings on offer for all participants.

The run will also have a national presence, with up to 10 Deadly Fun Runs being held on the day in communities across the country including WA, NT, QLD and SA.

So bring your Dad, Uncle, Brother, Grandfather or significant male role model and join in this community celebration to acknowledge the importance of the great men in your life!

For all the information and to register, visit the event website

Follow the event on FACEBOOK or Tweet us @IMFWARRIORRun

We would like to acknowledge our very valued sponsors who have made the event possible: