The MAAS Group Dubbo Stampede is pleased to continue its support and association with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), which it has endorsed since 2015. 

The IMF, which is a health education initiative to promote running and healthy lifestyles in Indigenous communities by celebrating achievement and resilience, is something the Dubbo Stampede is proud to associate itself with as both share similar goals. 

Former world champion marathon runner and IMF director Rob de Castella said the Dubbo Stampede was a great way to encourage running in regional Australia.

“The IMF is thrilled to again be partnered with the Dubbo Stampede,” Mr de Castella said.  “It is a wonderful event, set in a unique and spectacular environment, and the community involvement is exactly what IMF is about. We both use running to celebrate good health, wellbeing and strong community spirit.  Running inside the Dubbo Zoo, past all the animals is just amazing.  I wish the event ongoing success, and encourage everyone to get out and participate.”

Dubbo Stampede President Rod Campbell was pleased the partnership between the organisations had extended for another year.  

“The IMF do a great job increasing awareness around the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle while also complementing existing Indigenous community health initiatives,” Mr Campbell said.

“When I think of the Dubbo Stampede, we are promoting the same type of initiatives such as being active, healthy, inclusiveness and community interaction.

“It is great to again be making a financial donation to the IMF which we are able to do thanks to the high number of participants we get every year.”

Looking toward the Dubbo Stampede, which is on Sunday, 27 August at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, people are reminded they have until 11.59 PM on Friday, 25 August to register. 

The Dubbo Stampede would like to thank its sponsors and event partners – the MAAS Group, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Big Blue Digital, EMS Group, Rhino Promotions, Ability Links, Macquarie Credit Union, Dubbo City Toyota, Hertz, Charles Sturt University, Sportman’s Warehouse, GU Energy and the Daily Liberal.

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