Hobart 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

The course follows the Queens Domain. The start and finish are on the track at the Domain and will be clearly marked. 

Hobart course map*

*Please note course subject to change


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

All races will commence from the Domain Athletics Centre, Queens Domain, Hobart.

Marquees and activities will be set up within the Domain grounds.

Information marquees

There will be volunteers all over the venue on the day. Please ask these volunteers or go to the information marquees at the registration tent if you are unsure of anything. 

Tribute wall

A special Tribute Tent will be set up for those touched by breast cancer. It’s a place for survivors to meet and rest their feet, and where you can pay tribute to a loved one.

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 Registration marquee or the Tribute Tent.

A special Tribute Wall will be located inside the Tribute Tent. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.

Cloak Room (bag drop)

There is a clothing marquee to leave your clothing at the assembly area. Please don’t leave any valuables in it. 

First aid

A first aid station will be located at the assembly area.

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 is provided at three drink stations, two on the course and one at the finish line. 


The toilets are located within the Athletics Centre.

Meeting places

Be sure you arrange a clear meeting place for your family or team. We recommend choosing an easy place to find and remember e.g. the gates to the grounds, in front of the grandstand etc. The start line will be very crowded and a difficult meeting place. 


Activities such as a play zone, jumping castle, food, coffee and entertainment will be in the Domain grounds on the day.

Free entertainment

There will be free entertainment from the main stage including warm-up aerobics, live performances, and appearances from our ambassadors. There will also be loads of activities for kids.


In the assembly area you’ll find a selection of snacks and coffee carts will be available to help kick start your day.

Prizes and trophies

All participants receive a 2017 medallion.

And DRESS TO IMPRESS for a chance to win a prize for the best dressed individual.


  • Trophy for the fastest female in the 4 km run
  • Trophy for the fastest male in the 4 km run
  • Trophy for the fastest female in the 8km run
  • Trophy for the fastest male in the 8km run
  • Kate Tamayo trophy for the fastest female under 18 in the 8 km run 
  • Trophy for the largest school team sponsored by NGS Super
  • Trophy for the largest Higher Education team sponsored by UniSuper 
  • Trophy for the largest 'Community Group and Clubs' team sponsored by Lipscombe Larder
  • Trophy for the largest 'Gym/Personal Fitness/ Wellbeing' team
  • Trophy for the largest 'Family and Friends' team 
  • Trophy for the largest Companies, departments & Agencies team sponsored by Tasplan Super

Age category medals 

These are mailed after the event to the 4km and 8km run 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 chip attached to your shoe 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 Hobart event information email here

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