25th Mother’s Day classic announces first round of Australia-wide locations
The 25th 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.
On Sunday, May 8, 2022, supporters across the nation can walk, run or jog to unite for the silver anniversary of this iconic Australian event which does so much to lead in the fight against breast cancer.
Over 1.5 million people have participated in the Mother’s Day Classic for breast cancer research over the past 24 years, making it Australia’s largest annual charity fun run and walk.
“Major events are back! We are so excited to announce that there will be up to 70 event locations in major cities, metro areas and regional towns for Australians to register and get active for breast cancer research in 2022,” said Mother’s Day Classic CEO, Zara Lawless.
“After two challenging years, having to first go virtual and then go local, the Mother’s Day Classic is now ready to deliver a fun and inspiring event experience in a COVID-safe manner that you won’t want to miss.”
In Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Darwin, Hobart, Geelong and Western Sydney, participants will experience the true magic of traditional MDC events. There will be the buzz of the event village, live entertainment, music and food stalls to enjoy throughout the morning on Mother’s Day.
“It’s great to be welcoming back our traditional MDC event experiences and celebrating 25 years of impact with communities right across the nation,” Ms Lawless said.
“We cannot wait to see everyone in their pink attire and communities coming together on Mother’s Day to connect and raise awareness for the cause.”
If you prefer staying local this year, there is an option to walk or run at one of the many local events that will be held across Australia on Mother’s Day.
And if you can’t join one of the MDC physical events on Mother’s Day, you can personalise an event to create your very own MDC experience and take part on a different day, time or location.
Participants who register in any of the major cities or who choose to personalise their own day and time will all receive a race pack that includes a 25th anniversary headscarf, race bib and tribute card, plus a commemorative medallion. There will be an online fundraising dashboard and fitness tracker for participants to use, and those who register before March 7 will receive personalised MDC bibs to wear on event day.
Participants staying local will receive a commemorative medallion at the finish line and have access to downloadable race bibs and tribute cards, as well as the online fundraising dashboard and fitness tracker.
FIRST ROUND OF LOCATIONS
Local events: Alexandra, Bairnsdale, Bendigo, Bemm River, Box Hill, Caroline Springs, Chelsea, Drouin, Eynesbury, Girgarre, Horsham, Lysterfield, Mansfield, Mildura, Shepparton, Stawell Templestowe, Traralgon/Toongabbie, Wonthaggi, Warrnambool, Wycheproof
There will be more locations announced in the coming weeks. Visit mothersdayclassic.com.au to find your nearest location.
This year, Mother’s Day Classic in partnership with Sport Australia is running a free, six-week communications campaign focused on increasing physical activity of women and girls right across Australia who are preparing for the iconic event.
“We so excited to launch MDC Move on March 28 via our website, motherdaysclassic.com.au,” said Mother’s Day Classic CEO, Zara Lawless.
“This free program will encourage and support thousands of women and girls across the nation, including those living in regional and remote communities. The team of coaches, physios and nutritionists will give tips on fitness, training, sleep, nutrition and injury recovery and help motivate one another to get moving.”
So this Mother’s Day, move with MDC, join your community at one of the many locations around Australia, and support and honour those touched by breast cancer.
Get active for breast cancer research and register online for the 2022 Mother’s Day Classic at mothersdayclassic.com.au.
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 by 2030. There is still so much work that needs to be done to ensure that women can live free of breast cancer in the future.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and sadly, 9 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 $40 million has been donated to fund game-changing breast cancer research.