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Mother's Day Classic Fun Run 2016

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by Denise H-C (subscribe)
Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
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Kick off Mother's Day with a healthy walk and family brunch
Photo courtesy of Mother's Day Classic Facebook page


The Mother's Day Classic Fun Run is on 8 May 2016, which is of course Mother's Day.

This is more than just a fun run. It is a family day to honour all of the mothers out there and to pay respect to all of those who have battled or are still going through the cancer fight.

The day started in 1998 to honour anybody affected by this terrible disease and since then it has grown into Australia's largest breast cancer fundraiser. More than 130,000 participants throughout Australia take part, raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mothers day classic 2016
Photo courtesy of Mother's Day Classic Facebook page


The Mother's Day Classic has a cult following for many women and families. It has become a way of supporting loved ones present and past, and a milestone for those battling cancer to challenge themselves to reach a goal. It is an inspiration to women everywhere. If you want to get involved but are unsure if you're fit enough, then rest assured you can walk the course. Information on training courses can be found here.

Of course, everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer, but you don't have to be personally involved to join in the fun of this day. Those who are on a journey of a healthier lifestyle or a fitness regime enter the Mother's Day Classic for their own personal milestones.

The event is held in hundreds of outdoor venues throughout Australia. Every major city is hosting the race, as well as many regional cities such from Toowoomba to Ballina, Townsville to Alice Springs, and Geraldton to Warrnambool. See here for a venue close to you. Be one of the 130,000 people walking, jogging or running each Mother's Day. Race day merchandise is very popular and can be purchased at the online shop.

Mothers day classic 2016
Photo courtesy of Mother's Day Classic Facebook page


What a wonderful healthy way to kick off your Mother's Day Sunday. Bring your partner, kids and friends along to walk as a team then enjoy breakfast at a cafe or restaurant, or a picnic brunch in the park. Many locations have live entertainment acts, delegates, celebrities and sponsors making appearances and presented awards. Click on the Entertainment section of your local city or town for information on what your nearest Mother's Day Classic will be hosting. All of the big cities will have Kids Zones which may include jumping castles, face painting, bubbles and roving entertainers.

And of course coffee carts and other food vendors will be on site at most venues, including sausage sizzles at many of them.

How long is the race you ask? Most venues have multiple race lengths from around 4.5km to 10km, although some have race lengths starting from 2km. See your local venue for details. You can register for whichever distance you prefer, and you can choose to either walk or run. Whilst there will always be a winner, this is not about winning the race, it is about challenging yourself to be the best you can and have fun along the way.

It is becoming increasingly popular to dress up either on your own or part of a team. On the day you'll see tutus, knee high stripey socks, funny wigs, fairy wings and lots of pink!

The event is obviously held on Mother's Day, 8 May 2016 and cost $40 if you're a walker, or $45 if you're a runner.Cost:Early Bird Adult Walk $40 Run $45

Register here and kickstart a "feelgood" Mother's Day.

Walks are available on Mother's Day at the following locations. Click here to see the details for each city walk, when you register online you will get the option to choose your preferred city/town.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
2016 Canberra - 7:00:00 am

NEW SOUTH WALES
2016 Ballina - 8:00:00 am
2016 Batemans Bay - 10:00:00 am
2016 Bowral - 9:30:00 am
2016 Camden - 10:00:00 am
2016 Corowa - 9:00:00 am
2016 Davistown - 9:00:00 am
2016 Forbes - 8:00:00 am
2016 Forster - 7:30:00 am
2016 Hay - 9:00:00 am
2016 Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) - 9:30:00 am
2016 Kyogle - 8:00:00 am
2016 Long Jetty - 9:15:00 am
2016 Merimbula - 9:00:00 am
2016 Newcastle - 7:45:00 am
2016 Port Macquarie - 8:00:00 am
2016 Sydney - 6:30:00 am
2016 Tamworth - 9:00:00 am
2016 Wagga Wagga - 7:30:00 am
2016 Western Sydney (Parramatta Park) - 7:00:00 am
2016 Wollongong - 7:30:00 am

NORTHERN TERRITORY
2016 Darwin - 7:00:00 am

QUEENSLAND
2016 Bribie Island - 7:00:00 am
2016 Brisbane - 7:00:00 am
2016 Bundaberg - 8:00:00 am
2016 Cairns - 7:45:00 am
2016 Dalby - 8:00:00 am
2016 Gold Coast - 7:30:00 am
2016 Hamilton Island - 8:00:00 am
2016 Hervey Bay - 8:00:00 am
2016 Innisfail - 7:30:00 am
2016 Joyner - 8:00:00 am
2016 Kingaroy - 7:00:00 am
2016 Magnetic Island - 7:30:00 am
2016 Mitchell - 7:45:00 am
2016 Monto - 7:30:00 am
2016 Mt Isa - 10 May 2016 4:00:00 pm NOTE DAY
2016 Sunshine Coast - 8:30:00 am
2016 Tannum Sands - 6:00:00 am
2016 Tieri - 8:00:00 am
2016 Tin Can Bay - 8:00:00 am
2016 Toowoomba - 6:45:00 am
2016 Townsville - 8:15:00 am
2016 Weipa - 6:00:00 am

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
2016 Adelaide - 7:00:00 am
2016 Gawler - 7:00:00 am
2016 Lucindale - 10:05:00 am
2016 Mt Gambier - 9:00:00 am
2016 Riverland (Renmark) - 9:30:00 am
2016 Roxby Downs - 8:30:00 am

TASMANIA
2016 Hobart - 7:00:00 am

VICTORIA
2016 Albury Wodonga - 10:00:00 am
2016 Ararat - 9:50:00 am
2016 Bairnsdale - 10:00:00 am
2016 Ballarat - 8:55:00 am
2016 Balnarring-Somers - 9:00:00 am
2016 Bendigo - 8:00:00 am
2016 Bridgewater On Loddon - 8:00:00 am
2016 Cohuna - 9:00:00 am
2016 Colac - 9:30:00 am
2016 Donald - 9:00:00 am
2016 Drouin - 9:00:00 am
2016 Flinders - 8:00:00 am
2016 Geelong - 7:00:00 am
2016 Hamilton - 8:30:00 am
2016 Horsham - 9:00:00 am
2016 Katamatite - 9:00:00 am
2016 Lilydale - 9:00:00 am
2016 Lysterfield - 9:00:00 am
2016 Mansfield - 9:00:00 am
2016 Melbourne - 6:00:00 am
2016 Mildura - 9:00:00 am
2016 Sale - 9:00:00 am
2016 Shepparton - 9:30:00 am
2016 St Arnaud - 8:00:00 am
2016 Stawell - 9:00:00 am
2016 Toongabbie/Traralgon - time not announced yet
2016 Wangaratta - 8:45:00 am
2016 Warrnambool - 9:00:00 am
2016 Wonthaggi - 9:35:00 am

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
2016 Denmark - 9:10:00 am
2016 Geraldton - 7:30:00 am
2016 Kalgoorlie-Boulder - 2:30:00 pm
2016 Karratha - 8:00:00 am
2016 Pannawonica - 7:15:00 am
2016 Perth - 7:00:00 am
2016 Port Hedland - 3:30:00 pm
2016 Tom Price - 8:00:00 am
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Why? Walk or run for yourself or for a loved one
When: Mother's Day 8 May 2016
Where: Throughout Australia
Cost: From $40 each
Your Comment
Sounds like a challenge for a worthwhile cause. I'm no runer but I could walk the distance.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|5354) 364 days ago
This is a great event to enter. It was one of my most enjoyable Mother's Day outings with my daughter.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|3711) 346 days ago
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