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




Sunday, 4

If you can’t be there in person, be sure to live track the runners of the 2018 Indigenous Marathon Project. This is the race they’ve been training for, and where the next stage of their journey begins.

Sunday, 11

The Bare Creek Trail Run winds its way through the picturesque fire trails of the stunning Garigal National Park, St Ives on Sydney’s north shore. Events for all ages and abilities.

Saturday, 24 Best trail runs in the heart of the national capital! Push your limits and be rewarded by magnificent views from the top of Mt Stromlo before a fast downhill finish. 10km, 30km and 50km events plus a 2.5km kids’ dash.


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

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.

Sunday, 26 –

It’s on again! From the 5km Dingo Dash to the 42.2km Rhino Ramble, the Dubbo Stampede through Western Plains Zoo is one of the most unique and fun events on the running calendar!



Warrior Parkrun: The weekend of September 1-2 marks a big weekend in the IMF calendar. On Saturday, September 1, in partnership with parkrun Australia, all parkruns will be known as WARRIOR PARKRUNS – a major IMF fundraising initiative to celebrate and highlight great men, fathers and male role models in families and communities. And all you have to do to support IMF in Warrior parkrun, is purchase a Warrior medal and attend a parkrun of your choice. Wearing your IMF merchandise  is optional and encouraged!  After the event, participants will receive their unique Warrior medal featuring 2016 IMP graduate Zibeon Fielding of Mimili in the APY Lands.

Warrior Run: Then on Sunday, September 2, IMF will be hosting its fourth annual WARRIOR RUN, this time as part of a whole-day FATHER’S DAY FESTIVAL, held at Centennial Park in Sydney. The Warrior Run includes a 2km kids’ dash, 5km and 10km runs and is a great family event with face painting, dancing and Indigenous-themed entertainment designed to celebrate the positive work Indigenous men are doing for their families and communities. This is a flagship event for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, and we encourage supporters, friends, family and runners in the wider community to come along and get involved.

This year, IMF is proud to link up with Blak Markets, for fabulous arts, crafts and more, with stalls operating in Centennial Park for the day.

“Come for the run, stay for the festival”

Saturday, 1 Warrior Parkrun

In partnership with parkrun Australia, all parkruns on the first Saturday of September will be known as Warrior parkruns – a major IMF fundraising initiative.

Sunday, 2

Join us for IMF’s event of the year! This year the annual Warrior Run will be part of an exciting new Father’s Day Festival, with Indigenous-themed fun and flavour. Registrations open now.
Sunday, 16 Sign up for the marathon, half marathon, 10km bridge run or 3.5km family run for a unique and beautiful way to experience the harbour city.


Friday-Sunday, 5-7 Thursday Island Running Festival

A running event with a difference! Led by IMP graduates Harold Matthew, Elsie Seriat, Saliman Bin Juda, Alicia Sabatino and Maletta Seriat, residents of Thursday Island in the Torres Strait have embraced running with commitment and drive. TIRF is an annual event that aims to increase the number of active and healthy community members.

Saturday, 13

Brisbane’s Sandgate Sunset Run promises to be their biggest and best yet, with a Kids’ Dash, Junior Relay, Social Relay, Open Relay, and new event, the Hot Lap!

Sunday, 14

Always a popular weekend for our Deadly Runners and IMP graduates, the Melbourne Marathon course is fast, flat and fun. City running at its best!