The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity established in 2009 by world champion marathon runner, Robert de Castella. The IMF uses running and physical activity to address chronic disease and social dysfunction, by driving social change and celebrating Indigenous achievement, pride and resilience. The Foundation grant will support the development and implementation of the new 'FrontRunners' program. As of the end of 2016, the IMF has 65 graduates, 'FrontRunners' who have demonstrated inspirational leadership, capacity, and a drive to make a difference to the many challenges faced by Indigenous people. The Foundation grant will enable 'FrontRunners' to establish local, Indigenous-led health programs in rural and remote communities across Australia, to promote active and healthy lifestyles.