The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement and create inspirational Indigenous leaders.
IMF was established in 2009 by world marathon champion, Rob de Castella, and in 2010 four Indigenous Australians created history as the first to run in the world’s biggest marathon – the New York City Marathon.
Each year, 12 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people between ages of 18-30 are selected to train for the biggest marathon in the world in November, the New York City Marathon. No prior running experience is necessary.
Four of the Northern Territory 2023 Marathon participants came into the CAAMA studio to speak about their upcoming decider training heat in Mparntwe/Alice Springs that determines whether the team will be running in New York to conquer the world’s biggest marathon.