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IMF RAW is about providing motivation and support to help people reach their running goals in a safe, social and encouraging environment. The delivery of the Indigenous Marathon Foundation Running and Walking Group sessions is done on a volunteer basis by Indigenous Marathon Project graduates and qualified Running Coaches.

Please contact the IMF Team if you require assistance or have any questions on IMF RAW.


Canberra, South East

Brewarrina, North West NSW
Illawarra (Dharawal)
, South Coast
Mt Druitt
Port Macquarie,
Mid North Coast

Darwin, North
Galiwin’ku – Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land
Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella), North East Arnhem
Groote Eylandt, East Arnhem Land
Kakadu, Jabiru
Maningrida, West Armhem Land
Mparntwe, Alice Springs

Aurukun, Cape York
Bamaga, Cape York
Bramble Bay, Brisbane
Cairns, Far North
Kowanyama, Cape York
Mareeba, Far North
Mitchelton, Brisbane
Mornington Island, Cape York
Pormpuraaw, Cape York
Thursday Island, Torres Strait
Townsville, Far North
Yarrie RAW, Far North

Murraylands, Murray Bridge
Semaphore, Adelaide
Southern Deadly, Adelaide

Heywood, South West

Boorloo, Perth
Karratha, Kimberleys

Running Events

Click here to download the latest version of the IMF Running Events Planner.

IMF RAW Coaches & Leaders

IMF RAW Leaders are individuals within their communities who have put their hand up to establish and/or lead their IMF RAW groups. IMF builds local capacity across its IMF RAW programs by empowering its RAW leaders through education and allowing each RAW leader to take control of developing running and walking programs to support their local community. Empowerment in Education is driven through strategic alignments with: 

  •  Athletics Australiato provide Level 1 / Level 2 Run coaching training and accreditation
  • Sports Medicine Australia – to provide CPR, First Aid Training 

IMF also coordinates an annual IMF RAW Leader Summit where it works with all IMF RAW Leaders to refine best practice Group Governance guidelines. IMF also provides refresher courses on Coaching and Injury prevention along with more targeted sessions on community fundraising & best practice financial management.  

All of these skills and qualifications combine to equip the local leaders with the appropriate knowledge and confidence to provide quality programs to their communities. 

IMF RAW Groups

IMF RAW Groups support grass-roots, local and community led running and walking by providing a qualified and supported IMF RAW Coach, IMP Graduate and leader to encourage and assist local Indigenous children, adults and elderly in communities to engage in a structured, monitored and managed quality running or walking program that will increase their fitness, knowledge and physical ability. The groups are open to everyone to participate in, with a key focus on Indigenous participation. 

Click on IMF RAW Groups to view a list of groups and communities around Australia.


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