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The Canberra event involves a 5km walk and run and 10km run around Commonwealth Park. For more details on the Canberra event and registration closing dates see the information below.

If running and walking isn't your thing you can still join in the fun of the day by volunteering to help out.

Alternatively, you can come along and support all walkers and runners and join in the entertainment and activity taking place around the course. All participants are in the running for spot prizes, given out around the course on the day.   

Remember to fill in a tribute card to wear on the day in memory of a loved one or with words of encouragement to someone currently undergoing treatment. You can now also add your tribute message to our new online tribute wall. Create your tribute card here.

If you wish to make a stand alone donation to the Mother's Day Classic for breast cancer research, you can do so from our website here.

Start fund raising now and help raise the awareness of breast cancer and funds for research. Find out more.

Help us promote the MDC – download a copy of the Canberra poster.

The Canberra MDC 100 is running again - find out more here.


Download the participant information booklet:



Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park.

The start line will be located on Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park, and the course will follow the footpath along the scenic Lake Burley Griffin.


Sunday 11 May 2014, from 7.00am to 12 noon.

Registration closing dates: 
  • Late entries: are available on the day from 7.00am. Arrive early to avoid the queues.
  • Please note, if you enter the event after 9.00am on Friday 2 May 2014 you must collect your race number on the morning of the event from the number pick up marquee located in the assembly area.
How to register: 

You can still register on-the-day from 7.00am. Arrive early to avoid queues.

Download a hard copy of the entry form below.

Canberra Entry Form

Please note: two thirds of the entry fee goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundations research programs (for example $30 of the $45 Adult fee is donated).

Entry Prices Online On-the-day 
Adult walker $45 $50
Child under 16 $25 $30
Concession* $30 $35
Family (1 adult, up to 4 children) $65 $70
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) $95 $100
Additional child (on family ticket) $15 $20
Timing fee (mandatory for runners) $4 $4
SMS results (optional for runners only) $1 $1

*Concession includes student card, health care card or senior concession card


If you are entering as part of a team and each member is paying individually, please enter via the online registration system. The first team member to register (usually the team coordinator) will be required to create the team during registration. Once this is done (and the individual who is creating the team has paid for their registration) the team name will automatically appear in the team drop down box when “team” is selected by new team members when they are registering. Make sure you give all potential team members the name and correct spelling of the team you have set up. Please ensure your team members select your team name when prompted to do so. It is imperative that this is done during the registration process.

Corporate Team registration is now closed. If you have entered a corporate team, please finalise your entries by COB Wednesday April 9.  You can still have a team, and have participants pay for themselves by setting up a team during the normal registration process. You will come to a page asking - "Do you want to join or create a team".

Event information kit: 

Your event kit will include: race number with timing tag attached to the back (runner’s only) and tribute card (if requested during registration).

Race kits will commence to be sent out from the week commencing Tuesday 1 April 2014.

Each entrant will receive their own event kit. If you entered a number of people at the same address then each person will be mailed their own event kit.
* Please note that the individual evenet kits may arrive on different days even if you registered at the same time.

An event kit and race number will be mailed to all participants whose registration is received by 9.00am on Friday 2 May 2014.

If you register after 9.00am on Friday 2 May 2014, you will need to collect your race number at the number pick up marquee on the morning of the event, from 7.00am onwards.

Please note that merchandise will be mailed separately to the event kits.


Runners will be given a timing tag and that is attached to the back of your race number.

Please attach your race number to the front of your chest prior to starting the event. The timing tag on the back of the race number will be activated once you cross the start line.

You are NOT required to return your race number or timing tag after the event – please dispose of it thoughtfully.

Start times: 

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your event in order to allow plenty of time to register and warm up.

7.00am            On-the-day registration open
7.55am            Memorial minute of silence for 10km runners
8.00am            Warm-up aerobics for the 10km runners
8.15am            10km run starts wave 1 (complete two laps of the lake)
8.17am            10km run starts wave 2 (complete two laps of the lake)
9.10am            Memorial minute of silence for 5km runners and walkers
9.15am            Warm-up aerobics for the 5km runners and walkers
9.30am            5km run wave 1 starts
9.32am            5km run wave 2 starts
9.40am            5km walk starts
9.55am            10km run presentations
10.20am          5km run presentations
11.00am          Largest corporate, school and tertiary team award presentations

The course: 

Walkers and runners will be using the same course from Wendouree Drive near Rond Terrace and will run or walk around the Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin starting to the east and heading towards Kings Bridge. The 5km run/walk completes one lap of the course while the 10km runners will complete two laps of the course.

Start Line - The start line will be located on Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park, and the course will follow the footpath along the scenic Lake Burley Griffin. All participants will be directed to the start line following their warm-up aerobics.
Finish Line - Will be positioned adjacent to Lake Burley Griffen in Rond Terrace.

See the course map below:

Canberra Course Map*

*Please note course subject to change

Getting there: 

Car parking

Car parking is available in the car parks along Constitution Avenue. There are underpasses joining Constitution Avenue to Commonwealth Park. Please adhere to all parking restrictions. Where possible, please car pool to the event.

Drop-off zone

A drop-off zone will be located in the car park directly in front of Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park. Drivers will be permitted to drop participants off and then seek parking elsewhere. Limited disabled parking is available within the drop-off zone.

Road closures

Details regarding road closures will be posted here soon.

Event day information: 

There is an information marquee located at the assembly area. If you have any queries please go to the information marquee.

Timing tags

Timing tags will be attached to the back of your race number so there will be no need to collect a timing tag separate to your race number – they will be supplied together. After the event, please dispose of your race number and timing tag thoughtfully.

Race numbers

Please note that all runners and walkers need to pin their race number on the front of their top before arriving at the event.

Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event.

Race numbers will be mailed out to all participants who enter before 9.00am on Friday 2 May 2014. Participants who enter after this date will need to collect their race number on the morning of the event from the number pick up marquee located in the assembly area.

Assembly area  

The assembly area is located at Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park at the bottom of Anzac Parade. Please arrive at least half an hour before your event.

First aid stations

First aid station will be located at the finish line.

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, and at the finish line.

Clothing storage

A cloak room marquee will be located in the assembly area for storage of your clothing or bags during the run/walk. Bikes cannot be placed in the cloak room.
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.

Safety at the event

For safety reasons please DO NOT bring dogs, rollerblades, skateboards or bikes.

Prams are permitted on the course, however please start towards the back of the group.

Activities at the event: 

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

Kids can enter the Mother’s Day Classic to walk or run so long as they have permission from their parent or guardian.

  • All participants receive a 2014 medallion, which cleverly converts to a key ring and lanyard.
  • Male and female winners, 2nd and 3rd placegetters of the 5km and 10km runs will receive a trophy.
  • Spot prizes - all participants are eligible to win great spot prizes including weekend packages, meals and gift baskets.

Trophies will be awarded to: 

  • Largest School Team sponsored by NGS Super - won by Ainslie School
  • Largest Tertiary Institution Team sponsored by UniSuper - won by UCan
  • Largest Corporate Team - won by 666 ABC Canberra 
  • Largest Government Department/Organisation Team - won by BreastScreen ACT
  • Largest Community Team - won by ACT Medical Women's Society
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 tribute card marquee.

A special Tribute Wall will be located at the assembly area. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards on the wall after their run or walk.

Results and certificates: 

Go to the results page on Sunday after the event for run results. You can also print out an official certificate from the website. Walkers will not be timed.

Presentation ceremonies

The run presentation ceremonies will be held on the main stage with trophies awarded to first, second and third placegetters. It is expected that winners are present to accept their prize.

Presentation times are as follow:

  • 10km runners at 9.30am
  • 5km runners at 10.10am
  • Team awards and presentations will be held on the main stage in the assembly area from 9.00am.

Spot prizes will be randomly handed out and will be available for collection from the main stage.

Important information: 
  • No pets, rollerblades, skateboards or bikes are permitted on the course. Prams are permitted, but please start towards the back of the group.
  • There will be a large number of people at the event, so make sure you use the meeting points provided.
  • Ensure you keep an eye on your children and organise specific points to meet before the event in case someone gets lost.
  • Be aware that you are a pedestrian on public roads and please follow instructions from race officials.
  • Please remember to dress according to the weather (warm clothing, rain jacket, hat and sunscreen) and wear comfortable shoes.

Have a question? 

Please go to our FAQ page by clicking here.

If your question is not answered on the FAQ page, you may call 1300 762 241 during business hours. We kindly ask that you only contact us should your question not be answered in the FAQ section.


For more event information contact: 1300 762 241

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