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Due to the year to year growth of the Gold Coast Mother’s Day Classic, the event will be relocating to a new home in 2014. The Gold Coast event will still play host to a 4km and 8km run/walk, and will be based at Pratten Park, Broadbeach. Utilising the long stretch of roadway from Broadbeach to Nobby’s, the run will pass through Gold Coast’s “Millionaire’s Row” Hedges Avenue and will include glimpses of Gold Coast’s spectacular beach front.   For more details on the Gold Coast 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.

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

To view the Gold Coast sponsors, please click here.


Download the participant information booklet:



Pratten Park, Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.


Sunday 11 May 2014, from 7.30am.

Registration closing dates: 
  • Online entries have closed.
  • Please note if you enter after 12noon, Thursday 24 April 2014 you need to collect your race kit from the event site.
  • Event check-in is available on Saturday 10 May between 1pm and 5pm & Sunday 11 May from 6am at the event site.
  • New registrations are available on Saturday 10 May between 1pm and 5pm & Sunday 11May from 6am. Arrive early to avoid the queues. PLEASE NOTE LATE FEES APPLY.
How to register: 

New registrations are available on Saturday 10 May between 1pm and 5pm and on the day at the event from 6am. Arrive early to avoid the queues.

Or download a hard copy of the entry form below.

Gold Coast Entry Form

Once you download the form, fill it out and mail in with payment by credit card, cheque or money order.

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
Adult walker $45
Child under 16 $25
Concession* $30
Family (1 adult, up to 4 children) $65
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) $95
Additional child (on family ticket) $15
Timing fee (mandatory for runners) $4
SMS results (optional for runners only) $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: 

An event kit and your race number will be mailed by Wednesday 7 May 2014 to all participants whose registration is received by 12noon, Thursday 24 April 2014.

If you registered after 12noon, Thursday April 12 2014 you will need to collect your race number on Saturday 10 May between 1pm – 5pm or on Sunday 11 May from 6am from the Mother’s Day Classic registration area at Pratten Park, Broadbeach.

Start times: 

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

6.00am                        Registration and late entries open at event site
7.30am                        4km run starts
7.45am                        8km run starts
7.55am                        8km walkers start
8.35am                        4km walkers start
from 9.30am               Presentations & Random Draw Prizes

The course: 

The 4km course heads north from Pratten Park for a short distance before looping around and heading south down to Ken Mansbridge Park at Mermaid Beach; then returning northbound to Pratten Park.

The 8km course heads north from Pratten Park for a short distance before looping around and heading south all the way down to Nobby’s Beach Surf Club; then returning northbound to Pratten Park.

See the course map below: coming soon

Getting there: 

Car parking

Parking will be available in the surrounding streets and parking lots. Please adhere to parking guidelines as per council regulations.

Road Closures

Please be aware that Hedges Ave, Albatross Ave, and some sections of Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach Blvd, Queensland Ave, and Australia Ave will all be closed to traffic from 5.00am. Please take this into consideration when arranging transport to and from the event site.

Full list of road closures.

Event day information: 

Electronic timing device

If you wish to participate in either the 4km or 8km RUN categories you are required to wear a timing chip. Runners will be prompted for an additional payment of $4 for a timing chip upon registration. Walkers will not be timed and will not be issued with a timing chip.

You will be given a timing tag that you must attach to your shoes as per the diagram below. You will NOT receive a time if you do not wear a timing tag in the appropriate location. You must hand in your timing tag after the event. If you forget, please contact or phone 1300 132 891 as soon as possible. Any person who does not return their timing tag will be invoiced $25 for its replacement.


All runners and walkers are required to pin a race number on the front of their top to participate in the event.

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

Safety at the event

Please do not place any valuables in the clothing bags at the cloak room. We cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

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

Prams are permitted.

Activities at the event: 

The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include warm up aerobics, performers, food stands, free massage, entertainment plus a kids activity area with face painting and 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 converts to a key ring and lanyard.
  • The first male and female across the line in each of the running events will receive a prize.
  • Age category medals for the 4km and 8km runs will be mailed to winners of each age category after the event. Age categories are as follows - U15, U18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
  • All participants are eligible to win great spot prizes

Trophies will be awarded to:

  • The largest school category sponsored by NGS Super - won by St Hilda's School Southport
  • The largest tertiary team category sponsored by UniSuper - won by GUGC Student Guild/Uni Fitness
  • The largest corporate team category - won by David Jones
  • The largest Community Groups and Clubs Category - won bySassy Survivors
  • The largest Family and Friends Category - won by Team Thea
  • The largest Gym / Personal Fitness / Wellbeing Category - won by Team Kudos 14
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 at the assembly area. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.

Results and certificates: 

Go to on Monday 12 May for run results. You can also print out an official certificate from the website.

Walkers will not be timed.

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.
  • 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 (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 132 891 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 email or phone 1300 132 891



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