The Women in Super Mother's Day Classic will once again bring Australians together on Mother's Day to celebrate and honour those affected by breast cancer and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
After having to go virtual last year, the Mother's Day Classic is returning in 2021 with local community participation right across Australia. This year, people can join others in their local areas across the nation to walk, run or jog on Mother's Day, all the name of getting active for breast cancer research.
"We are very excited to announce the first round of locations across the country where Mother's Day Classic Local supporters can don their pink attire, connect with the MDC community, and take part in the event together on Mother's Day in a COVID-safe manner," said Zara Lawless CEO Mother's Day Classic.
"These locations will be smaller in size and more informal than what we've hosted in the past, but they will all be big on community spirit."
More than 50 locations across the country have been confirmed so far and more will be revealed in the coming weeks. Participants who register now are guaranteed priority to book their preferred locations when they open in April.
"Due to the ever-changing climate we live in, participation numbers are capped at each location, so it is imperative that people register to guarantee first priority of their location of choice," Ms Lawless said.
Alternatively, participants can take part in the Mother's Day Classic on a day and time at a location that suits them.
When you sign up you will receive a limited-edition race pack valued at more than $30. It includes a backpack, a Mother's Day Classic Local commemorative medal, a personalised race bib, head scarf, start/finish line ribbon to run through, and plenty of sponsor goodies giving participants everything they need to bring the Mother's Day Classic to life.
There is also a special race pack for kids, and for the first time in MDC history you can register your furry friend. Participating pets will receive a bandanna.
FIRST ROUND OF LOCATIONS
Metro: Lake Burley Griffin
Regional: Lake Ginninderra
Metro: The Ponds Run Blacktown, The Bay Run Drummoyne, Yarra Bay Beach, Western Sydney.
Regional: Huskisson, Port Macquarie, Tocumwal.
Regional: Alice Springs.
Metro: Southbank – Brisbane, Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast.
Regional: Hervey Bay, Miles, Mackay, Tannum Sands, Roma.
Metro: Elder Park.
Regional: Mt Gambier.
Metro: Hobart, Launceston.
Metro: The Tan, Princes Park, Docklands, Chelsea, Lysterfield, Balnarring-Somers.
Regional: Mildura, Horsham, Shepparton, Drouin, Cohuna, Bairnsdale, Wonthaggi, Warrnambool, Girgarre, Bridgewater.
Metro: Langley Park. JH Abrahams Reserve, Wellington Square.
Regional: Kalgoorlie, Albany, Port Hedland, Newman.
There will be more locations announced in the coming weeks. Visit mothersdayclassic.com.au to find your nearest location.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and sadly, 8 Australians die from it every single day.
Together we can improve the lives of the 55 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer each day – now and in the future.
In the 24-year history of the Mother's Day Classic, almost $38 million has been donated to fund game-changing breast cancer research.