The IMF is involved in many events throughout the year, some organised by IMF and others organised by our corporate supporters and people in the community.

Visit this page to find out about upcoming events and click here to start fundraising for IMF once you’ve registered in your event!

To find out more about hosting your own event or fundraising, please contact the office on (02) 6162 4750 or email



National Deadly Fun Run Championships

On the weekend of June 16-17, 145 people from 25 different communities across Australia will gather for the National Deadly Fun Run Championships and Relay Run at Uluru. This is a huge event for IMF and a great chance to see Deadly Running Australia in action… literally!

Boston The DocumentaryPresented by Run Nation Film Festival, the first-ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most storied running race – the Boston Marathon – will be  released in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane starting on June 18 with all profits going to IMF. Tickets are available at

The Gold Coast Marathon June 30-July 1

Celebrate the special 40th edition of the and run for the good times! The 2018 IMP squad will be competing in their first half-marathon, and we’re expecting a strong IMF presence in one of the nation’s best road races.


Sunday, 12

Join the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest community event – Sydney’s iconic City2Surf. The 2018 IMP squad will join more than 80,000 other runners in tackling the tough and beautiful 14km course – definitely a highlight in Australia’s running calendar!

Sunday, 26 –

Set along Melbourne’s Yarra River, the annual de Castella Run offers 5km, 10km and 15km distances, with magnificent views across the inner city.

Funds raised from the de Castella Run will enable IMF to deliver programs specifically designed to target the  mental health issues many Indigenous people face, and equip our young leaders with the skills to tackle the big issues and drive change in their families and communities.


FEBRUARY 12thClosing The Gap Run/Walk, Reconciliation Place, Canberra

A community event in partnership with the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. It’s a free event, but please click the link above to register.

MARCH 3rdProximity corporate and community triathlon

A fun, community-spirited event with a distance for everyone! Whether it’s your first triathlon or you’re a seasoned triathlete, this event caters to all ages and abilities! IMF is once again honoured to partner with the event.

This is an event to put on your calendar and register today!

11thBrooks Port Macquarie Running Festival

Join Deadly Runners, IMF supporters and a number of Graduates at this fantastic community event that once again has chosen IMF as the event’s charity of choice. The run takes place on the esplanade and offers sensational weather, relaxed, social atmosphere and really is ideal for those who are looking to combine a little getaway with some running! It’s an event not to be missed, so register today.

APRIL 14th-15thThe Australian Running Festival, Canberra

Come and conquer Canberra! A range of distances are on offer and you will run through some picturesque landscape of the nation’s capital. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for lots of our Deadly Runners and say hi if you ‘run’ into them!

MAY: On 22 May, 2016 IMP Graduate, Zibeon Fielding is set to take on an epic challenge – a 62km run from his remote community of Mimili to Indulkana.

The ultimate goal is to raise $50,000 for The Purple House – Western Desert Dialysis. The money will be used to help get the doors open at the first remote dialysis unit on the APY lands – Pukatja/Ernabella SA.

Opening in 2018, the new dialysis unit will provide much needed ‘on country’ dialysis for Anangu people.

Indigenous people from remote Australia are being diagnosed with kidney failure at unprecedented rates and without ‘on country’ treatment options, dialysis patients are forced to relocate Alice Springs or Adelaide – many miles from home.

Please help  Zibeon reach his fundraising target and help save the lives of Indigenous Australians.

May 27, Reconciliation Run, 10am

Join Rob de Castella and the 2018 squad of the Indigenous Marathon Project for a run to celebrate Reconciliation Day. Run or walk a lap (or two) of the 5km Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin – the distance is up to you! All welcome.

Register at

June 1-2 Financially Fit Weekend, Next Gen Health Club Canberra

Explore the Next Gen Canberra facilities and improve your financial fitness at free workshops focusing on investment. To coincide with National Reconciliation Week, activities will help raise funds for IMF, who will be hosting a fun run at 10am, June 2. This all-ages event will have runners race against the clock to complete laps of a circuit – bring your family and friends and see how may laps you can do before the clock stops! Register at