As Mother’s Day approaches, thousands of people will gather at Fishermans Lawn, Southport, on the Gold Coast to participate in the annual Mother’s Day Classic. On May 14, 2023, this event will bring people together to honour the women who had breast cancer and raise funds for breast cancer research. The Mother’s Day Classic is a beloved tradition held in various locations throughout Australia for over 20 years. Moreover, the Gold Coast event is always a highlight on the calendar.
The Gold Coast Mother’s Day Classic: A Tradition of Support
The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual charity fun run and walk held on Mother’s Day in Australia. Its goal is to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The event will take place in various locations throughout Australia, including the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast Mother’s Day Classic typically takes place in Southport. Participants can choose to run or walk 4km or 8km courses. On the other hand, shorter courses are available for children.
The event attracts thousands of participants each year. In fact, many of them run or walk in honour of someone who had breast cancer.
Women in Super organize The Mother’s Day Classic, a national organization that aims to improve the financial outcomes of women in the superannuation and retirement savings system, and all funds raised from the event go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for research into the prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer.
Schedule and Activities for the Mother’s Day Classic Event
The schedule for the running and walking event is in the list below:
- 7:30 am: 4km run
- 7:35 am: 4km run
- 7:40 am: 8km run
- 7:45 am: 4km run
- 7:50 am: Stronger Together Walk for 4km and 8km
- 7:55 am: 4km walk and 8km walk
- 8:00 am: 8km walk
- 8:05 am: 4km walk and 8km walk (simultaneously)
- 8:10 am: 4km walk and 8km walk (simultaneously)
- 8:15 am: 4km walk and 8km walk (simultaneously)
Additionally, the schedule notes that warm-ups will start three minutes before each activity’s designated start time. This staggered schedule allows participants to choose the activity that best suits them and ensures a smooth flow of participants throughout the event. In addition, please allow ample time to collect your race pack before your start time.
Note: If you have a personal connection with breast cancer, you are welcome to join the ‘Stronger Together’ time during the Mother’s Day Classic event. It is a time when we come together as a community to reflect on our collective strength and support for one another. Please note that this time was previously called the ‘Survivor Wave’.
Suppose you want the idea of participating in the Mother’s Day Classic on the Gold Coast, you may find more information about the event, including registration details, on the Mother’s Day Classic website.