Adelaide 2017

Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017


Event details

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 20th anniversary Mother’s Day Classic in 2017.

Information about the 2018 event will become available soon.

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. 7.3km participants will be diverted through the Botanic Gardens before returning to the Linear Route to complete their run. The 4.6km participants remain on the northern Linear Path route. Both routes finish at Peace Park.


Being involved and completing the Mother’s Day Classic is a challenging and rewarding experience which is further enhanced with a little preparation - for both the walking and running events. Our community training partner, parkrun, provide the perfect opportunity to get some kilometres in your legs before the big day. They organise free, weekly, 5km times all over Australia. You find one near you here.


Results from the 2017 event are available here. Remember, only runners are 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 on Peace Park near the start and the finish. 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 or finish 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, roving performers, a food court, free massages, entertainment plus a children's activity area with face painting and jumping castles.

The Family Activity Area is generously and proudly supported by Statewide Super


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

Prizes and trophies

All participants receive a 2017 medallion.


  • Prize for first placed female in the 4.6km & 7.3km run sponsored by Bay City
  • Prize for second placed female in the 4.6km & 7.3km run sponsored by Bay City
  • Prize for third placed female in the 4.6km & 7.3km run sponsored by Bay City
  • Prize for first placed male in the 4.6km run & 7.3km sponsored by Bay City
  • Prize for second placed male in the 4.6km & 7.3km run sponsored by Bay City
  • Prize for third placed male in the 4.6km & 7.3km run sponsored by Bay City
  • Trophy for the largest Companies, departments & Agencies team 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 Rewards International
  • Trophy for the largest 'Family and Friends' team sponsored by Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility
  • Trophy for the largest Higher Education team sponsored by UniSuper 
  • Trophy for the largest school team sponsored by NGS Super

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+.

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.


Frequently asked questions

Please also check out the FAQ 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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