Australian Fun Run: The Mother’s Day Classic

Yesterday, here in Australia, it was Mother’s Day. Yes, Mother’s Day in Australia is on a different day to Mother’s Day in the UK.

If that seems strange to you, you should check out my original post on the subject, called simply Mother’s Day in Australia.

So, now that we know it is on a different day, I can tell you something else that is different. Here, in Australia, it is also the day of “The Mother’s Day Classic”.

The Mother’s Day Classic

Mothers Day ClassicI’m not sure why I hadn’t noticed this one before, but these days it’s hard not to be aware of it as the event has become bigger and bigger.

It’s a run, or walk, which ever suits you best, to raise money for National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) research programs. It first took place in Sydney and Melbourne in 1998, when 3,200 took part.

Since then, excluding yesterday’s event, they have raised $10.8 million, but get this; last year 120,000 people across Australia, from Brisbane to Perth, Darwin to Hobart, Adelaide to Canberra and many more locations, took part and raised $3 million!

Yes, it certainly is becoming bigger and bigger.

To find out more about the Mothers Day Classic, check out their websites’ About us page.

Let’s join yesterday morning’s runners from Australia’s capital city, Canberra, as they take on the run; they could choose from a 5 km or 10 km course. Obviously we can’t join them physically, but we can via YouTube….

Happy Mother’s Day to all those who did celebrate yesterday.

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  • chris May 14, 2012, 8:28 pm |

    Hi Bob, this makes me feel a bit guilty now as me, the wife and kids spent mothers day in Currumbin wildlife sanctuary, still we had a great day out and fish n chips to round the day off! 🙂

    • BobinOz May 15, 2012, 7:45 pm |

      No, don’t feel guilty. I had a heavy night Saturday, had a few friends round, didn’t get to bed until about 3:30 AM. I was probably still sleeping when these people were crossing the finishing line!

      If you feel guilty, I’ll have to to as well!

      Not been to Currumbin wildlife sanctuary yet myself, we’ll give it a go though.


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