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2016 Virtual Run Registrations are now OPEN.


This is a fundraising page for the annual Virtual Run for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF). The 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 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.  Read the full 2015 Race Recap.

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.

The 2014 Virtual Run


In December 2014, IMP supporter Sarah Jefford, initiated and managed a Virtual Run – an event to encourage people across the nation to run during the month of December, track their kilometres and notch up their first cumulative 5km, 10km half or full marathon!

The event raised a staggering $11,000 for IMP and received incredible support right across the nation, with some people already expressing the interest to participate again!

We had 585 participants in the 2014 event, runners and walkers from all over Australia and a few from overseas. Together, we ran over 17,000 kilometres during December.

You can read more about the 2014 Virtual Run here.