Run celebrates male role in family
FATHER’S Day celebrates our society’s paternal figures and reminds us all of the importance of positive male role models.
The Indigenous Marathon Foundation will use this year’s occasion to launch its Warrior Run.
The race is a fundraising event to boost awareness of the need for strong family men, especially in indigenous communities.
The inaugural event will be held on Sunday, September 6, in Centennial Park.
Participants can run or walk either the 5km or 10km course.
Legendary Australian marathon runner Rob De Castella, who is the IMF ambassador, said the event aimed to celebrate what it meant to be a protective, courageous and proud man at a time when traditional values were challenged and self-respect in some com- munities was being eroded. “Let’s get out there and applaud the vital contribution of fathers, uncles, brothers, sons and grandfathers,” De Castella said.
The event is a big fundraiser for the foundation, with all funds raised going toward education, training, and career pathways for indigenous Australians.
There will be Warrior fun runs held at the same time in communities across Australia to engage men in the most remote areas.
To register as a runner in the race or as a donor, or to get more information, visit warrior run.com.au.
Let’s get out there and applaud the vital contribution of fathers, uncles, brothers, sons and grandfathers.
– ROB DE CASTELLA
The Warrior Run will raise awareness of the need for strong family men.