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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

The start line for the course has changed for 2017 and will be located on Lower Hearne Pde, to see the new map please follow the link below!

2017 Geelong Course Map


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 are available here. Remember, only runners are timed.

Event day

Assembly area

The assembly area is located at Eastern Beach Reserve, Waterfront Geelong.

Information marquees

The information marquee is located in the assembly area. Please ask the 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 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)

Clothing and bags may be left in the bag storage area located on Eastern Beach Reserve adjacent the finish line. 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 cloak room as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen. Bikes cannot be placed in cloak room.

First aid

First aid stations will be located:

  • At the water point on the course, on Eastern park Circuit, opposite the East Geelong Golf Club
  • Adjacent to the finish line on Eastern Beach reserve

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 stations will be located at the following points:

  • 7.3km course: At 3.5km mark located on Upper Hearen Pde
  • Adjacent to the finish line


The toilets are located at the Geelong Life Saving Club building adjacent to The Boathouse Restaurant. There will also be toilets in the assembly area.

Baby change

There will be a baby change and feed marquee in the main assembly area.

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.


The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include warm-up aerobics, a food court, entertainment plus a kid’s activity area with a petting farm and face painting.

A number of delegates, celebrities and sponsors will be appearing / presenting on the main stage. The main stage will also be used for the memorial minute of silence, warm-up aerobics and team presentations.


At the food court in the assembly area you will find a selection of food, coffee and drinks to enjoy including a Mother’s Day Classic BBQ.

Prizes and trophies

All participants receive a 2017 medallion.


  • Trophy awarded to fastest female in the 3.9 km run
  • Trophy awarded to fastest male in the 3.9 km run 
  • Trophy awarded to fastest female in the 7.3km run sponsored by LUCRF Super
  • Trophy awarded to fastest male in the 7.3km run 
  • Trophy for the largest corporate team 
  • Trophy for the largest 'Community and Sporting group' team sponsored by First State Super 
  • Trophy for the largest 'Gym/Personal Fitness/ Wellbeing' team
  • Trophy for the largest 'Family and Friends' team sponsored by First State Super
  • Trophy for the largest Government Department/Agency team 
  • Certificate awarded to the best dressed competitor 
  • Trophy for the largest Higher Education team sponsored by UniSuper 
  • Trophy for the largest school team sponsored by NGS Super
  • Trophy for the largest Catholic school team sponsored by Catholic Super

Age category medals: mailed after the event 4km and 8km 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, 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.



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: or phone on 03 5261 5511.

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