Graduate appearances and Deadly Runners event participation

Having 65 IMP Graduates, means we have 65 unique stories of inspiration, resilience, sacrifice and hope.

Sharing these stories with corporate organisations and people in the community offers an incredible opportunity to learn more about our Grads and how their journey with IMP has changed their life – and how they continue to apply the skills, tools and techniques they learnt during their IMP year to overcome life’s challenges.

It’s been a busy few months for our Graduates and Deadly Runners who have been engaged as guest speakers and also running in events across the country. Check out this extensive list:

Graduate appearances

Tackling Indigenous Smoking leadership workshops (20 people, Dept Health/Tackling Tabacco)

Canberra – Elsie Seriat and Nadine Hunt

Darwin – Charmaine Patrick

JP Morgan presentation Sydney (30 JP Morgan Staff)

Nat Heath, Elsie Seriat, Nadine Hunt

ACT Corrections

Adrian Dodson-Shaw

Heart Foundation Conference (50-100 people)

Harriet David

White Rock State School NAIDOC Day/Fun Run (200 kids & Parents)

Brendan Peeters, Harriet David, Tj Stephens, Cairns Deadly Runners

If you’d like to engage one of our Graduates for your next event, find out more about our Speaker Scholarship Program or contact FrontRunners Manager, Elsie Seriat – elsie.s@imf.org.au

 Events (no particular order):

  • Santa Teresa Fun Run (50 participants)
  • Illawarra NAIDOC Fun Run (30 participants)
  • Murgeon/Cherbourg Warrior Run (80 participants)
  • Thursday Island Warrior Run (60 participants)
  • TIRF (250 participants) Graduates, TI Deadlys,  and IMP squad members
  • Forster Running Festival (70 Deadly Runners and Walkers from CBR and Port, grads and squad members)
  • Townsville Running Festival (15 Cairns Deadly Runners)
  • Blackmores Running Festival (20 Deadly Runners and Walkers from Port)
  • Brisbane Bridge Run (15 Brisbane Deadly Runners)
  • Sydney City2Surf (20 CDR, QBN and Sydney DRs, grads and squad)
  • Sydney Warrior Run (12 Sydney and Canberra DR’s)
  • Tahnee Sutton, Rachel Baker, and Bianca Graham run Berlin Marathon (two IMP Ambassadors also ran, and Bianca ran the fastest time for an IMP female)
  • Canberra Deadly Runners and Walkers started another beginners program (30 registered participants, up to week 3)

Upcoming events and Run Leader coaching:

  • Melbourne Marathon, 15th October (16 Graduates / 15 Deadly Runners from QBN and CBR / 50 Fundraisers)
  • Melbourne Marathon Coaching Course, 16 & 17th October  (13 Graduates)
  • Illawarra RAW 1st Beginners Group (16th October)
  • Port Macquarie Warrior Run (18th October)
  • Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival, 22nd October (two graduates, one squad member, 10 Cairns Deadly Runners)
  • Cairns Warrior Run (28th October)
  • Southern SA Warrior Run (29th October)
  • Run For your Lifeline Fun Run Canberra, 5th November (CBR and QBN)