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The Hobart event involves a 4km walk and 4km and 8km run. For more details on the Hobart event and registration details 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 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 Hobart poster.

To view the Hobart sponsors, please click here.

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Download the participant information booklet:

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Where: 

Domain Athletics Centre, Upper Domain Road, Hobart.

When: 

Sunday 11 May 2014, from 7.15am to 12noon.

Registration closing dates: 
  • Online entries have closed.
  • Runners can collect their bibs and timing chips from teh following locations in the week leading up to the event:
    Wednesday 7 May: ME Bank, 119 Macquarie Street, Hobart between 9.00am and 4.00pm.
    Thursday 8 May & Friday 9 May: The Athletes Foot, Ground Floor, Cat & Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
    Runners who do not collect their race pack during these times will need to collect their race pack from the Number Pick Up marquee on event day.  Please ensure that you arrive at least an hour prior to the commencement of your event to allow sufficient time to collect your race pack.
How to register: 

Register on the day from 6.30am.

Download a hard copy of the entry form below.

Hobart 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 $75
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) $90 $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

Teams

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: 

Race numbers/Timing chips

4km Walk
Race numbers for all 4km walkers who register prior to Friday 2 May 2014 will be posted the week prior to race day.

All 4km walker participants who register after COB on Friday 2 May 2014 will need to collect their race number on the morning of the event at the Mother’s Day Classic registration area. 

8km/4km Runners

Runners can collect their bibs and timing chips from the following locations in the week leading up to the event:

  • Wednesday 7 May: ME Bank, 119 Macquarie Street, Hobart between 9.00am and 4.00pm.
  • Thursday 8 May & Friday 9 May: The Athletes Foot, Ground Floor, Cat & Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Runners who do not collect their race pack during these times will need to collect their race pack from the Number Pick Up marquee on event day.  Please ensure that you arrive at least an hour prior to the commencement of your event to allow sufficient time to collect your race pack.

Start times: 

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

7.15am - Registration opens
7.55am - Warm up commences for 8km runners
8.15am - 8km run starts
8.45am - Warm up commences for 4km runners
9.00am - 4km run starts
9.30am - Warm up commences for walkers
9.45am - 4km walk starts

The course: 

Meet at the Domain Athletics Centre, Upper Domain Road, Hobart. Course follows the Queens Domain. The start and finish are at on the track at the Domain Athletics Centre and will be clearly marked.

See the course map below:

Hobart Course Map

Getting there: 

Car parking

There is limited car parking available around the Domain Athletics Centre. Parking is available at the Cenotaph or the Tasmanian Cricket Ground.

Event day information: 

Timing

Only runners will be timed. All runners will need to collect their timing band on the day of the event. The band MUST be worn around the ankle in order to receive a finishing time.

This band MUST be returned at the finish line, if not returned there will be a $70 charge.

Assembly areas

All races will commence from the Domain Athletics Centre, Queens Domain, Hobart.

Please arrive at the assembly area at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your event (please allow 45 minutes if you plan to enter on the day).

First aid stations

TBA.

Numbers

All runners and walkers need to pin your race number on the front of your top before arriving at the event. Pins are available from the registration tent.

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. We cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

For safety reasons please DO NOT bring dogs, iPods, rollerblades, skateboards 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, roving performers, BBQ, various entertainment plus a kid’s activity area with face painting and jumping castles.

Kids can enter the Mother’s Day Classic to walk or run so long as they have permission from their parent or guardian. Kids who run the Mother’s Day Classic and win in their age category will be sent a medallion after the event.

Prizes: 
  • All participants receive a 2013 medallion, which cleverly converts to a key ring and lanyard.
  • The male winner of the 4km run will receive TBC
  • The female winner of the 4km run will receive TBC
  • The male winner of the 8km run will receive TBC
  • The female winner of the 8km run will receive TBC
  • Age category medals for 4km and 8km runs will be mailed to winners of each age category after the event. Age categories - U15, U18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
  • The largest school team receives a trophy sponsored by NGS Super - won by St Michael's Collegiate
  • The largest pre-registered Family & Friends team from Tasmania will receive a trophy  - won by The Bed Sticks
  • The largest tertiary team from Hobart will receive a trophy sponsored by UniSuper  - won by Cait's Team
  • The largest corporate team wins a trophy  - won by StLukes Health
  • Spot prizes - all participants are eligible to win great spot prizes including weekend packages, meals and gift baskets.
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: 

Results will be available on the MDC website from Monday 12 May 2014.

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.
  • 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.
Contact: 

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 03 6248 4712 during business hours.  We kindly ask that you only contact us should your question not be answered in the FAQ section.

Telephone: 

For more event information contact 03 6248 4712

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