Perth 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 Perth course is a nice flat course that circuits Riverside Drive between Barrack Street and the Causeway. A single loop of the course is 4km in length. Those entered into the 8km events will be required to do two laps of the course.

Perth 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 Mother’s Day Classic assembly area is located on Supreme Court Gardens.

Information marquees

There is an information marquee located at the assembly area. 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 within the assembly area in Supreme Court Gardens. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.

Cloak Room (bag drop)

A cloak room will be located within the assembly area in Supreme Court Gardens. Participants will be able to store outer clothing during the event and collect once they have finished.

Please use the tear off strip from your race number to attach to your backpack or clothing bag.

Please do not place valuables in clothing storage as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

First aid

A first aid station will be located at the finish line on Supreme Courts Gardens for those requiring emergency medical assistance.

If you require medical assistance whilst out on the course, please notify the nearest course marshal and they will contact the appropriate personnel to assist.

Water stations

Water will be provided at drink stations located around the course and near the finish line on Supreme Court Gardens.


Toilets will be located within the assembly area on Supreme Court 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.


Road Closures

Full road closures will be in place along Riverside Drive between the Causeway and Barrack Street from Victoria Avenue between Riverside Drive and Terrace Road and Plain Street between Riverside Drive and Terrace Road from 6:00am on the morning of the event. Please plan your route carefully and allow plenty of time to access the area if driving and please ensure you do not park on the roads that are closed for the event.


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 run presentations.


A range of hot and cold food and beverages will be available on Supreme Court Gardens before, during and after the race.

Getting there

Free street parking may be available on streets near to Supreme Court Gardens. Please be advised that any vehicle parking on Riverside Drive or Victoria Avenue between 12:00am Sunday 14 May and 12:00pm Sunday 14 May risk being towed away as the streets must be clear to conduct the event. Additionally, parking on City of Perth reserves without an authorised permit is strictly prohibited. Non-commercial vehicles found parked on City of Perth reserves during the Mother’s Day Classic may incur a parking fine. 

Bike racks are located at the City of Perth Point Fraser car park, and the Convention Centre train station is approximately 1.0 km from Langley Park. There are also buses and ferries servicing the City. For more information, visit the Transperth website

NB: Please remember to check your transport options carefully as services are limited early Sunday mornings.

Prizes and trophies

All participants receive a 2017 medallion.


  • Trophy for the largest Community and Sporting group sponsored by Viva Photography Subiaco
  • Trophy for the largest Government Department and Agency 
  • Trophy for the largest Family and Friends
  • Trophy for the largest Gyms Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Trophy for the largest School team sponsored by NGS Super
  • Trophy for the largest Higher Education sponsored by UniSuper 
  • Trophy for the largest corporate team sponsored by Viva Photography Subiaco

Presentation ceremonies

The placegetter presentation ceremony will be taking place on the main stage at 9.05am. Team trophies will be awarded on the main stage at 10.05am.

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: call 1300 762 241 / 03 9285 0600 or email

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