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Event Date: Sunday 8 May 2016


The Adelaide MDC for 2016 will be at Peace Park and involves a 4.3km and 7.2km walk and run along the Linear Route and through the Botanic Gardens.

Download a copy of your Adelaide electronic participation booklets. Included in these participation booklets are event details, timings, maps and  helpful tips and hints for on the day. 

Adelaide participant information booklet

Event details


Sunday 8 May 2016, from 6.30am


Peace Park (located at the corner of Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide) - opposite the Memorial Hospital.


4.3km walk 4.3km run 7.2km walk 7.2km run

Important dates

To save time, please register online however on the day entries are available.

Early bird closing date:
11.59pm Wednesday 6 April 2016 (EST)

Online entries close:
12noon Friday 6 May 2016(EST) 

Mailed entries close:
7.00am Monday 2 May2016

Enter in person:
Up to Saturday 7 May 2016 between 8.30am-5.00pm at State Association House, 105 King William Street, Kent Town and you will receive you race pack in person.

‘Pay Later’ bulk team entries close:
Teams requiring invoice: 11.59pm Wednesday 6 April 2016 (EST)

Late entries/on the day entries:

  • Saturday 7 May 2016 – 10.00am-2.00pm at State Association House, 105 King William Street, Kent Town. Runner’s last chance to enter for timing.
  • Sunday 8 May 2016 (event day) – 6.30am-9.00am at Peace Park off Sir Edwin Smith Avenue at the registration tent. Runners can enter but will not be timed.

Enter by 7.00am on Monday 2 May 2016 to have your race number mailed to you before the event. If you enter after 7.00am on Monday 2 May 2016 you must collect your race number from:

  • Up to Friday 6 May: 105 King William Street, Kent Town (8.30am - 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 7 May: 105 King William Street, Kent Town (10.00am - 2.00pm)
  • Sunday 8 May 2016 (event day): from the number pick up marquee (6.30am - 9.00am)

If you are concerned that you have not received your race number, please contact the Adelaide event managers on (08) 8362 2150.

Entry fees

Entry Prices

Early bird
(up to 6/4/16)

(7/4/16 onwards)

Adult Walker



Adult Runner



Child*/Concession** Walker



Child*/Concession** Runner



Family*** (1 adult, up to 4 children)



Family*** (2 adults, up to 4 children)



SMS Result



*Child is under 18 years, children under 3 years FREE
**Concession includes student card, health care card or senior concession card
*** Family tickets are a base fee, plus an additional $5 per family member who is running

For information on setting up a team, please go to Teams.

We encourage online registrations, however if required you can download a mailed entry form here.

Race packs, race numbers & timing


Enter by 7.00am on Monday 2 May 2016 to have your race number mailed to you before the event. If you enter after 7.00am on Monday 2 May 2016 you must collect your race number from:

  • Up to Friday 6 May: 105 King William Street, Kent Town (8.30am - 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 7 May: 105 King William Street, Kent Town (10.00am - 2.00pm)
  • Sunday 8 May 2016 (event day): from the number pick up marquee (6.30am - 9.00am)

Your race pack will contain your race number and timing chip if applicable. Merchandise is sent separately. If you registered several people at once, you will not necessarily receive all the race packs on the same day as they are processed individually. Race kits will be sent out from 4 weeks and up to 1 week before the event. If you are concerned please call the Adelaide event managers on (08) 8362 2150.


Please note that all runners and walkers need to pin their race number on the front of their top before arriving at the event. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event.


Only runners will be given a timing tag, which will be attached to the back of your race number. Please ensure that your race bib is attached correctly on your top so that your time will be recorded as you run over the finish line. You will not receive a time if you do not have a timing tag.

On the day timetable

Please arrive at the assembly area at least 30 minutes prior to your event in order to allow plenty of time to register and warm up.


Registration opens (Note: Runners will not be timed)   


Warm up aerobics commences for runners


4.3km run starts


7.2km run starts


Warm up aerobics commences for walkers


7.2km walk starts 


4.3km walk starts

There are wave starts to ensure that the pathways are not overcrowded. Please respect this method of keeping everyone moving safely.

The Course

Meet at Peace Park, North Adelaide. You will be guided to the start on War Memorial Drive (road will be closed).

The Course follows the scenic War Memorial Drive to Bundeys Road and then you will be diverted down to the Linear Park Route. 7.2km participants will be diverted through the Botanic Gardens before returning to the Linear Route to complete their run. The 4.3km participants remain on the northern Linear Path route. Both routes finish at Peace Park.


Results will be available here on the Mother’s Day Classic website from Monday 9 May 2016. Remember, only runners will be timed.

Event day

Assembly area

Is located on Peace Park (Corner War Memorial Drive and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue)

Information marquees

The information marquees are located at various sites throughout the assembly area. We also have “ask me” volunteers roving around the assembly area. Please ask these volunteers or go to the information marquees if you are unsure of anything.

Tribute wall

Tribute cards can be attached to your top in support or memory of a loved one touched by breast cancer. Tribute cards can be downloaded from the website, requested via the registration process or collected on the day from the information marquee. A special Tribute Wall will be located at the assembly area. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.

Baggage Storage

There is a baggage storage marquee on site near the start (watch out for the sign) where you can leave your clothing. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we will not be responsible for valuable goods lost or stolen. You can place your bikes on the fence with security locks.

First aid

First aid will be available on site (near the finish) and at each water station.

Water stations

Water stops will be at the start/finish and at two other sites along the route.


The toilets are located east on Peace Park and near the start. Other toilets are available at Jolley’s Boat House and the Botanic Gardens.

Meeting places

Be sure you arrange a clear meeting place for your family or team. We recommend meeting in the assembly area. The start line will be very crowded and a difficult meeting place.


Main stage

A number of delegates, celebrities and sponsors will be giving brief talks on the main stage. The main stage will also be used for the warm-up aerobics. There will also be entertainment and spot prizes.

Kid’s activities

The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include a dynamic warm up routine by Yummy Mummy’s Group Training roving performers, a food court, free massages, entertainment plus a children's activity area with ‘Life. Be in it’ games and activities; face painting and jumping castles.

The Family Activity Area is proudly sponsored by Statewide Super.


Available will be coffee carts, Rotary sausage sizzle and other food vendors. There will also be free fruit available.

Getting there


There is easy access to the course by tram, train or bus - please check your timetables for availability of trains and buses.


Some parking is available at the Torrens Parade Grounds (until full). Note: EXIT BY 11.30am – enter off Victoria Drive from Kintore Avenue. Entry by race bib ID only.

Wilson Car Park Deal

$5 parking at Adelaide Central Car Park (225 North Terrace thanks to Wilson Parking. (David Jones Car Park).

  • Simply LOG on to select the car park “Adelaide Central” an enter your required time of entry and exit.
  • You pay using your credit card and it then acts as y our entry pass in and out of the car park on the day of the event.
  • In the promo code field area when booking a bay enter the code “MDC2016” to receive the $5 rate for parking.
  • Offer only valid on Sunday 8th May 2016 between 6.00am and 11.59am

Street parking is advised in surrounding areas.


  • Sir Edwin Smith Avenue between War Memorial Drive and Pennington Terrace – 5.30am-1.00pm
  • War Memorial Drive between Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and Frome Road – 5.30am-12.30pm
  • War Memorial Drive between Frome Road and Bundeys Road – 7.45am-10.30am
  • Frome Road between Finniss St and Victoria Drive – 7.45am-10.30am (buses excepted)
  • Victoria Drive between King William Road and Kintore Avenue – 7.45am-10.45am

Prizes and trophies

All participants receive a 2016 medallion.



  • Trophy for the largest school team sponsored by NGS Super
  • Trophy for the largest corporate team (>100 employees) sponsored by Super SA
  • Trophy for the largest corporate team (<100 employees) sponsored by Super SA
  • Trophy for the largest 'Community Group and Clubs' team sponsored by Life. Be In It.
  • Trophy for the largest 'Gym/Personal Fitness/ Wellbeing' team sponsored by Women in Super
  • Trophy for the largest 'Family and Friends' team sponsored by Women in Super
  • Trophy for the largest Tertiary team sponsored by UniSuper
  • Trophy for the largest Government Department/Agency team sponsored by Rewards International
  • Get creative and help build a fun atmosphere by dressing up for your run/walk and win a prize!

Age category medals

Mailed after the event 4.3km and 7.2km runs winners for each age category. Age categories - U15, U18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.


The presentation ceremonies will be held on the main stage.

  • The run presentation ceremony will be held at the completion of the runner’s event at 9.30am.
  • Team awards and presentations will be held from 10.45am.
  • Runner’s age category winners will be sent out to the winners within two weeks.

Presentations will include trophies for team categories and cash prizes for placegetters (1st prize of $500 male & female, 2nd prize of $200 male & female, 3rd prize of $100 male & female) of the running events, along with lots of random spot prizes for participants of all events.

Runner's please note: Your results will be produced by net time. The timing tag attached to your race bib will record your official time from when you cross the start line until you cross the finish line. However, prizes will be awarded to the first three males and females in each event based on gun time. So, if you feel you have a chance of placing, please run in the first wave of your chosen distance.


Can I change the event I am in?

Yes, only before the event, not on the day. Contact the office on (08) 8362 2150 or go into the office (at State Association House, 105 King William Street, Kent Town) and bring your initial race number with you and it will be exchanged for your new event. You cannot change on the day.

Please note that you will be charged a $5 administration fee for changing events. If you are changing from a walk to a run you will also be charged $5 for the timing fee. 

What if I lose my race number or timing tag?

You can pick-up another race number from Number Pick-Up on the morning of the event. If you are a runner and you want to be timed you will need to pick up a new one by Saturday 7 May. All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event.


Please also check out the Things to Know page on the website which answers some commonly asked questions about the event.


Have a question? For more event information contact: (08) 8362 2150 or

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