Celebrating great men.
Warrior Run - 5k or10k
2k dash - Kids and Adults fun run
The Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run - held on Sunday 1 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 2019. 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. Participants will be invited to wear some Indigenous themed face paint markings (paint provided!).
This year IMF are thrilled to partner with Centennial Parklands for the 2019 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 and contemporary music, food and entertainment providing an unforgettable atmosphere.
The markets will be held 10am-3pm and will feature over 20 stalls, including Aboriginal dances, music performances, bush food demonstrations, fitness workshop, DJ plus much more!
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.