Brisbane 2017

Event Date: Sunday 8 May 2016


Please check back early 2017 for updated details.

Event details


Sunday 14 May 2017, from 6.00am


Cultural Forecourt, the Parklands South Bank, Brisbane


4.5km walk 4.5km run 8km walk 8km run

The Course

The start line is located on Grey Street. To access the start line the assembly area will be via Russell Street and Little Stanley Street into Grey Street. The event will start from South Bank and will travel along Montague Road and onto Riverside Drive alongside the beautiful Brisbane River. The finish will be along the beautiful Brisbane River at Southbank.

The 4.5km and 8km runs are separate to the 4.5km and 8km walks. Both events go in a clockwise direction around the circuit.


Results will be available here on the Mother’s Day Classic website from Monday 15 May 2017. Remember, only runners will be timed. 

Event day

Assembly area

Is located at the Cultural Forecourt, the Parklands South Bank, Brisbane. The start line is located on Grey Street. To access the start line from the assembly area will be via Russell Street (in front of the ABC building) and Little Stanley Street into Grey Street.

Information marquees: An information marquee will be located at the Cultural Forecourt. If you have any queries please go to the information marquee. 

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 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.

Cloak Room (bag drop)

A gear tent will be located at the Cultural Forecourt, Southbank Parklands for storage of your clothing during the run/walk. Bikes cannot be placed in the gear tent. Please use the tear off strip from your race number to attach to your backpack or clothing bag.

Please do not place valuables in the gear tent as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

First aid

First aid will be stationed close to the finish line and a bike course crew will be roaming both the 4.5km and 8km events. If you require medical assistance while out on the course, please notify the nearest course marshal and they will contact the appropriate personnel to assist you.

Water stations

Water will be provided at the assembly area, on the course at approximately every 2.5km, and at the finish line.

Queensland Urban Utilities are proud water sponsors of the Brisbane Mother's Day Classic. 


There will be toilets available at The Courier-Mail Piazza and the Cultural Forecourt on the day of the event.

Baby change

Yes, there are baby change and feed facilities available in The Courier-Mail Piazza or near the Streets Beach area in the centre of the Parklands.

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 live entertainment acts, delegates, celebrities and sponsors will be appearing/presenting on the main stage. 

Kids Zone

The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include jumping castles, face painting, bubbles and roving entertainers.


A variety of food options will be available on the day, including coffee carts and a sausage sizzle. South Bank also has a number of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Prizes and trophies

All participants receive a 2017 medallion.


  • Winner of the largest school team 
  • Winner of the largest corporate team (under 100 employees) 
  • Winner of the largest corporate team (over 100 employees) 
  • Winner of the largest 'Community Group and Clubs' team 
  • Winner of the largest 'Gym/Personal Fitness/ Wellbeing' team
  • Winner of the largest 'Family and Friends' team
  • Winner of the largest Tertiary team 
  • Winner of the largest Superannuation team 
  • Winner of to the best dressed competitor

In addition there is the Mavis Robertson Perpetual Trophy for Contributions to the Brisbane event was awarded to Linda Tucker – Team manager for Sunsuper.

Team awards and presentations will be held on the main stage in the assembly area from 10.15am.

Runner's prizes

All winners of the 4.5km and 8km running events will receive a prize, further details to be provided closer to the event. 

Runner's please note

Your results will be produced by net time. The timing tag attached to your race number will record your official time from when you cross the start line until you cross the finish line. However, trophies 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.

Age category medals

4.5km and 8km runs winners for each age category. Age categories - U15, U18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ will be presented with a medal.

Spot prizes

All participants are eligible to win great spot prizes including weekend packages, meals and gift baskets.



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: 07 3139 0398 or

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