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Fun Run Fundraiser for Breast Cancer
The Mater Chicks in Pink and RACQ proudly bring you this year's International Woman's Day Fun Run - raising money for women with breast cancer.

Sunday 9th March from 6am - 8:30am put your best foot forward and run, jog, stroll, walk, or sprint the 5km course through South Bank parklands.

Mater Chicks in Pink RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run
Join the Fun Run - image courtesy event website


Here's how it goes:-

6.00 am: On the day entries open

7:00 am: Runners under 30 minutes will start (RED zone)

7:05 am: Runners 30-35 minutes will start (YELLOW zone)

7:10 am: Runners over 35 minutes & runners with prams will start (PURPLE zone)

7:15 am: Walkers, Wheelchair Participants and other participants with prams/strollers will start (PINK zone)

8.30 am: Award Presentations

Click here for the Race Map

Mater Chicks in Pink RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run - image courtesy Chicks in Pink Facebook page
Get a team to support your sisters!


Everyday in Australia, 7 women die from breast cancer, and it tragically affects the lives of so many people. These statistics are awful and events such as these not only raise awareness but genuinely help improve the lives of those affected.

Whether you donate or participate, the funds raised go directly to quick responses for women with breast cancer. These services can include paying for a babysitter for a woman during her treatment, or covering the cost of a specially fitted bra for women who have undergone surgery.

Mater Chicks in Pink RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run - image courtesy Chicks in Pink Facebook page
More than 8000 people participated in 2013


Your donation also helps to fund inspiring services like art therapy, yoga classes and the 'mum, memories and me' program that helps terminally ill women create memory boxes for their children.

RACQ sponsors this event each year and its aim is to bring women (blokes, and kids), of all ages and fitness levels together to raise money for a good cause. This year's beneficiary is the Mater Chicks in Pink and their support for women with breast cancer makes real impacts on the people affected. They also contribute funds to a better understanding and treatment of breast cancer through medical research.

At time of writing almost $30,000 has been raised, join the cause and help them achieve their goal of $150,000. You can donate to the Chicks in Pink or to a participant. And you can register here to be a part of it.

You can also be a valuable Volunteer!

Register before 5pm on the 5th March 2014 and get $5 off the entry fee, which on the day is $45 for runners and $40 walkers.

Everyone who registers receives an event shirt and there are prizes for all race categories and top fundraisers.
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Why? Celebrate the achievements of women (& girls) throughout the decades and bring hope to women with breast cancer
When: Sunday 9th March 2014 6am
Phone: 1800 440 155
Where: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands
Cost: $25 - $45
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