Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017
At Parramatta Park, the event site and the finish line are located on Cattle Paddock and the start line is located on Railway Parade. The course meanders through the historic grounds of Parramatta Park, passing landmarks such as Old Government House, the Rotunda and Parramatta River.
One lap of the course is 4km, and two laps of the course is 8km.
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.
The Parramatta Park assembly area is located at West Domain, near the Queens Road Gatehouse on the ‘Westmead’ side of the Park.
There is an information marquee located at the assembly area. If you have any queries please go to the information marquee.
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.
Participant clothing will be placed in separate storage bays during the event. Participants should attach their tear off strip from the bottom of their race number to their backpack or bag, by looping one end of the tag through the hole. Plastic bags will be available at Bag Drop to store your clothing, but please try to bring your own, already labelled, to speed up the process.
When you drop off your bag, a volunteer will write the bay number on your race number so you know where to collect your bag from post run/walk. You will need to keep your race number post event as proof to collect your clothing bag.
Mother’s Day Classic will take care, but not responsibility, for valuables that are lost or damaged. Bikes cannot be placed in the bag drop area – there will be a separate bike parking area. Please bring a lock.
Medical personnel are located on the course and at the finish area. Please notify a marshal if you have any medical difficulties and they will call for assistance.
Water will be provided at the assembly area, on the course, and at the finish line.
Toilets will be located in the assembly area of Parramatta Park.
There will be a baby change and feed marquee in the main assembly area.
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, roving performers, food vendors, entertainment plus a kid’s activity area with face painting and a jumping castle.
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 memorial minute of silence, warm-up aerobics and award presentations.
There will be a range of food vendors located in Parramatta Park to purchase snacks and coffee throughout the morning.
Getting to Parramatta Park
Parramatta Park is an easy walk from Parramatta and Westmead railway stations or the Rivercat terminal. If you are on foot, the best entry points are from O'Connell, Pitt, Macquarie and George Streets on the eastern boundary; Queens Road and Park Avenue to the west and Great Western Highway to the South.
The Parramatta bus terminal is located next to the Parramatta train station in Darcy and Argyle Streets. Refer to Transport NSW to plan your trip.
There will be limited parking in nearby streets surrounding Parramatta Park, and participants are encouraged to travel by public transport.
All participants receive a 2017 medallion.
The run presentation ceremonies will be held on the main stage. It is expected that winners are present to accept their prize.
Mailed after the event for the winners of the 4km and 8km running events in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org