Mother’s Day run for a great cause

Date: 8 March 2023

Registrations are now open for this year’s Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run to stand up against breast cancer.

The event is taking place this Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14 at up to 70 locations throughout Australia.

Participants are encouraged to turn up in pink to take part in Australia’s biggest fun run and walk, to support those impacted by breast cancer.

The Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) is now into its 26th year and has hosted more than 1.5 million people since it started.

Mother’s Day Classic CEO, Zara Lawless, is hoping for one of the biggest turnouts after the event was disrupted by COVID over the past few years.

“Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in Australia,” she said.

“We would love to see as many Australians as possible start their Mother’s Day with purpose by suiting up, showing up, standing up against breast cancer, and joining us for the 26th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Classic.

Organisers want everyone from all “walks of life” to take part.

“We welcome women, men, children, families, friends and work mates, anyone who wants to start or continue a Mother’s Day tradition by getting active for breast cancer research,” said Ms Lawless.

And you don’t have to be a serious runner or athlete to take part.

You can do it at your own pace or for the more dedicated athletes there are longer distances including an 8km and new 12km option in Melbourne for seasoned runners and a 5km and 10km run in Sydney and Western Sydney (Parramatta).

As well as Sydney there’ll be big MDC events In Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart, Geelong and Perth.

Participants who register before March 22 in any of the Major MDC cities will receive personalised race bibs to wear on the day, a timing chip (for runners only), a commemorative medallion at the finish line, and access to an online fundraising dashboard and fitness tracker.

Proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research to improve outcomes for those affected by breast cancer. The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation supports the NBCF’s goal of zero deaths from breast cancer. There is still so much work that needs to be done to ensure that women can live free of breast cancer in the future.

Contact: The Guild
Phone: 13GUILD

Page last updated on: 08 March 2023