The Virtual Run is a fundraising initiative for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is an Australian initiative that supports Indigenous men and women to run the New York Marathon, inspiring a nation and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.

Each year, the IMF selects a group of young Indigenous men and women and trains them to run the New York Marathon. Their journeys can change not only their lives, but the lives of the people around them and their communities. The IMF was founded by marathon legend Rob de Castella in 2010. You can visit the IMF here and see all the amazing work they do.

A Virtual Run is a Fun Run you can do at any time, anywhere – and receive a Finisher’s Medal, as if you had attended a ‘real life’ Fun Run! All you have to do is Register, pay the fee, run your distance and receive your medal in the post! You can post your run on the Facebook page if you want to share your progress, milestones and results.

The inaugural Virtual Run was held in December 2014 and raised $11,000.

The 2015 Virtual Run was held in November to coincide with the New York Marathon and raised $20,592.37.

And in 2016, we introduced Virtual Run singlets, and had over 800 runners, and raised over $25,000!

Make sure to Like us on Facebook.

You can also Like the IMF Facebook page here.

You can email the organiser at imfvirtualrun@gmail.com

Check out the FAQ page if you have any questions.