Run cel­e­brates male role in fam­ily

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

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