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There are many ways to join in the fun and be part of Australia’s biggest charity fun run. Most people will participate in the 4.5km and 8km run or walk, starting and finishing at the Cultural Forecourt, the Parklands South Bank. If running and/or 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.
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.
Help us promote the MDC – download a copy of the Brisbane poster (coming soon).
To view the Brisbane sponsors, please click here.
A special part of Mother’s Day Classic is the Tribute Wall featured in the centre of the Cultural Forecourt, Southbank. Please remember to fill in a tribute card to wear on the day then pin the tribute cards to the wall after your run or walk in memory of a loved one or with words of encouragement to someone currently undergoing treatment. You can also add your tribute message to our online tribute wall. Create your tribute card here.
Cultural Forecourt, the Parklands South Bank, Brisbane
Sunday 11 May 2014, from 6.00am.
- Early bird entries close: Midnight on Wednesday 9 April 2014
- Online entries close: Midnight on Thursday 8 May 2014
- Mailed entries close: Midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014
- Corporate team entries (paying in bulk) close: Wednesday 9 April 2014
- Late entries: are available on Saturday 10 May between 2-5pm and on event day from 6am at The Cultural Forecourt (grassed area near The Wheel of Brisbane). , Southbank Parklands. Please note that you should arrive early to avoid queues and a late entry fee of $5 will apply. NO TIMING CHIP (OR TIME) WILL BE INCLUDED FOR RACE DAY ENTRIES.
Enter by midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014 to have your race number and tribute card (optional) mailed to you before the event. Please note, if you enter the event after midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014 you must collect your race number on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm or on the morning of the event from the number pick up area located in The Cultural Forecourt (near The Wheel of Brisbane) the Parklands Southbank
The easiest and safest way is to pay online - ENTER HERE
Or download a hard copy of the entry form below.
Brisbane entry form (coming soon)
|Entry Prices||Early bird onlie||Post early bird online||On-the-day|
|Child under 16||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Student/Health Care card holder||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Timing fee (mandatory for runners)||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|SMS results (optional for runners only)||TBC||TBC||TBC|
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.
If you are entering a corpoate team please follow this link to register your company details.
Your Event Kit will include: race number, timing device (runner’s only), and tribute card (if requested during entry).
Event Kits will commence to be sent out from Monday 21 April 2014.
Each entrant will receive their own race number. If you entered a number of people at the same address then each person will be mailed their own race number.* Please note that the individual kits may arrive on different days even if you entered at the same time.
The race number will be mailed to all participants whose entry is received before midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014.
If you enter after midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014 you will need to collect your race number at the number pick up marquee located at the Cultural Forecourt (the grassed area next to The Wheel of Brisbane), South Bank on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm or on the morning of the event, from 6.00am onwards.
Please note that merchandise will be mailed separately to the event kit.
Runners only will be sent a timing device with their race packs. Please attach your timing device to your shoe and ensure it is attached correctly as you will not receive a time if you do not have a timing device. The timing device must be returned at the finish line, if it is not returned there will be a $25 charge. If you accidentally take the timing device home, please return it to the below address by Friday 30 May 2014.
Brisbane Mother’s Day Classic
Po Box 4670, Loganholme Qld 4129
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your event in order to allow plenty of time to enter and warm up.
Entry and number pick up area will be located in The Cultural Forecourt (the grassed area next to The Wheel of Brisbane)
6.00am Late Entry and late entries open at event site
7.05am Aerobic warm up for 4.5km runners
7.15am 4.5km run starts
7.35am Aerobic warm up for 8km runners
7.45am 8km run starts
8.00am Aerobic warm up for 8km walkers
8.10am 8km walkers start
8.40am Aerobic warm up for 4.5km walkers
8.50am 4.5km walkers start
The Brisbane Mother’s Day Classic is located in the heart of South Bank, Brisbane’s main cultural destination.
There will be a number of road closures in and around the event site. It is highly recommended that you use public transport to get to and from the venue.
Road closures covering the course(s) will be implemented for the duration of the event. There will be some vehicles on the course – event personnel and local access traffic.
Normal road rules apply. Follow directions of Police, event staff and course marshals at all times.
South Bank is conveniently located in the heart of Brisbane with frequent public transport available including local buses, trains and ferry connections.
There are two train stations in South Bank;
- South Bank Station (accessed from Tribune Street) – Best option to access to the start line area.
- South Brisbane Railway Station (accessed via Melbourne Street).
South Bank has two Busway Stations available to visitors. They are located in Melbourne Street (Cultural Centre Station) and at the corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets (South Bank Busway Station).
Brisbane City Buses stop at several locations around the South Bank precinct. For further information visit http://www.translink.com.au/.
CityCats and Ferries:
The CityCat Terminal is located outside the riverside restaurants on the Clem Jones Promenade. CityCats travel upstream as far as the University of Queensland and downstream to Brett’s Wharf, Hamilton.
The Inner City Ferry is located at South Bank 1 & 2 and goes to the City, North Quay and Kangaroo Point. For more information on timetables visit http://www.translink.com.au/.
There are a number of CityCycle Stations available surrounding the parklands visit www.citycycle.com.au for full details.
Parking will be available at the Parklands, South Bank underground car park which is accessible via Tribune Street. For full parking fees visit www.visitSouthbank.com.au.
Parking is also available at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre please visit http://www.bcec.com.au/attend-an-event/car-parking.aspx. Parking can be accessed by Merivale Street and Grey Street.
If you choose to park on the street, please obey all parking restrictions as per normal.
An information marquee will be located at the Cultural Forecourt. If you have any queries please go to the information marquee.
All runners and walkers need to pin (use safety pins) 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 midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014. Participants who enter after this date will need to collect their race number on Saturday 11 May between 2pm and 5pm or on the morning of the event from the number pick up marquee located in the Cultural Forecourt.
The start line is located on Grey St. To access the start line the assembly area will be via Russell Street and Little Stanley St into Grey St.
First aid stations
First aid will be stationed close to the finish line and a bike course crew will be roaming both the 4.5km and 8km events. 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 is provided at drink stations on the course and at the finish line Refer to course map for water station locations.
A gear tent will be located at the Cultural Forecourt, Southbank Parklands for storage of your clothing during the run/walk. Bikes cannot be placed in the gear tent. 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 gear tent as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.
A variety of food options will be available on the day, including coffee carts, sausage sizzle and other food snacks and drinks.
The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include warm-up aerobics, a food court, live entertainment plus a kid’s activity area. Kids can enter the Mother’s Day Classic to walk or run so long as they have permission from their parent or guardian (Kids under 4 years of age are free).
All participants receive a 2014 medallion, which cleverly converts to a key ring and lanyard.
Male and female overall winners of the 4.5km and 8km run will receive a great prize, further details to be provided closer to the event. Official presentations will commence at 10:15am
Age category winner for the 4.5km and 8km runs will be presented at the event. Age categories are as follows - U15, U18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Trophies will be awarded to:
- The largest school category
- The largest corporate team (less than 100 employees) category
- The largest corporate team (more than 100 employees) category
- The largest Community Groups and Clubs Category
- The largest Family and Friends Category
- The largest Gym / Personal Fitness / Wellbeing Category
Spot prizes - all participants are eligible to win great spot prizes including weekend packages, meals and gift baskets.
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 Cultural Forecourt, featured next to the main stage. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.
Click here (coming soon) for run results. You can also print out an official certificate from the website. Walkers will not be timed.
If you have a query regarding your race time please contact the race office: email@example.com or 07 3109 0397.
- 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 identify a point.
- Ensure you keep an eye on your children and organise specific points to meet before the event in case someone gets lost (also write your phone number on the back of their race number if they do get lost we can contact you).
- 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.
Safety at the event
For safety reasons please DO NOT bring dogs, rollerblades, skateboards or bikes on the course. Prams are permitted on the course, however please start towards the back of the group.
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If your question is not answered on the FAQ page, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 3139 0398 during business hours (EST). We kindly ask that you only contact us should your question not be answered in the FAQ section.
For more event information contact: 07 3139 0398.
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