Celebrating great men.
Warrior Run - 5k or10k
2k dash - Kids and Adults fun run
The Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run - held on Sunday 2 September at Sydney's Centennial Park, and open to people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to celebrate great men, The Warrior Run will be one of the main events of the Father's Day Festival in 2018. Distances include a 2km kids’ dash, 5km & 10km run.
The WARRIOR Run events are significant fundraisers for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), a charity organisation that uses running to drive change in Indigenous communities nation-wide. Visit our website to donate.
This year IMF are thrilled to partner with Blak Markets and Centennial Parklands to create the first ever Father's Day Festival where fathers, sons, brothers, uncles and grandfathers can join in the celebrations with their families and share a memorable day together.
The Father's Day Festival offers an opportunity for a unique Indigenous cultural experience, with traditional music and entertainment providing an unforgettable atmosphere. Participants will be invited to wear some Indigenous themed face paint markings (paint provided!).
The markets will be held all day and will feature over 20 stalls, including warrior dances, music performances, healthy bush food demonstrations and BBQ serving up Kangaroo, Croc and Emu burgers!
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF THE 'FIRST 100 ENTRIES DRAW'. THE FOLLOWING WARRIOR RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE AN IMF PRIZE PACK -
Matt Smith - Summer Hill, NSW
Simon Batson - Epping, NSW
Tim Robbins - Florey, ACT
Henry Roberts - Randwick, NSW
Harmony Leffler - Moorebank, NSW
Zibeon is proof that you can never ever give up.
It took the 24 year old Pinjanjatjara/Yanykunytjara man from the APY Lands four attempts before he was finally accepted into the IMP in 2016. After running the New York City Marathon as part of his IMP journey, Zibeon turned his focus on what needed to be done closer to home, in the tiny, remote community of Mimili.
Zibeon ran a distance of 62km through harsh desert terrain to raise over $50,000 for Purple House Western Desert dialysis, and has shown the nation what a single person with a purpose and passion can do to change outcomes.
Zibeon has eight brothers and sisters and lives with his parents and five of his siblings. He has a two year old daughter - Natania who he calls his "precious little princess" and attributes that the reason behind his need to promote good health and physical activity, is to be a good role model for his daughter.