The southern end of Pratten Park, Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
Sunday 13 May 2018
4km walk, 4km run, 8km walk, 8km run
THE COURSE The 4km course heads north from Pratten Park for a short distance before looping around and heading south down to Ventura Road at Mermaid Beach; then returning northbound to Pratten Park. The 8km course heads north from Pratten Park for a short distance before looping around, heading south towards Nobby’s Beach Surf Club; then returning northbound to Pratten Park.
Personalised bibs Entries before 11:59pm on 28 February 2018will receive a race number personalised with their first name.
Last day to register and have race bib posted
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Race kit collection and late entries
All race numbers are to be collected from the event during the venue during the times below:
Saturday 12 May 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 13 May from 6am
You may also submit a late entry during these dates/times.
Up until 17 April 2018
18 April – 12 May 2018
On the day
13 May 2018
Race pack postage – single
Race pack postage – household
Take advantage of our family offer: every child you register after the 1st child will receive 20% off.
Children Ages 3-17 (0-3 free)
Concession includes student, health care or seniors card.
On the day timetable
On the day timetable
6.00am – Registration/ late entries open
7.23 am – Memorial minute of silence
7.25 am – Warm up 1 at start line
7.30 am – 4km run starts
7.40 am – Warm up 2 at start line
7.45am – 8km run starts
7.50am – Warm-up 3 at start line
7.55am – 8km walkers start
8.20am – Warm up 4 at start line
8.30am – 4km walkers start
from 9.15am – Presentations & random draws
Information marquee An information board and Info Desk are located near the start line. Please ask these volunteers or go to the information boards or marquee if you are unsure of anything.
Tribute wall Tribute cards can be downloaded here. A special Tribute Wall will be located at the event. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.
A gear tent will be located next to the registration tent. We do not accept responsibility for lost or stolen items, so please do not put any valuables into storage. You will need your event bib number to collect your items after you have finished your event.
Safety at the event
For safety reasons, no bikes/skateboards/rollerblades/scooters/dogs are allowed on course. Prams are permitted but people pushing prams are encouraged to start at the back of the pack.
Medical personnel will be at the finish line and on the course. Please notify a course marshal or event personnel if you experience any difficulties or see another participant having trouble finishing the walk or run.
Three drink stations will be positioned along the Mother’s Day Classic course. The 4km walkers and runners will have two opportunities to collect water, and the 8km runners and walkers will have four opportunities to collect water. * Drink station 1 – at the 2.1km mark, accessible by both 4km and 8km events * Drink station 2 – at the 3.2km mark, accessible by both 4km and 8km events; and at the 7.3km mark on the way back for 8km event * Drink station 3 – at the 5.4km mark, accessible by 8km event only.
A council toilet block is located near the finish line and additional portable toilets will be positioned at the start line.
Be sure you arrange a clear meeting place for your family or team. We recommend meeting in the assembly area. The start or finish 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, performers, food stands, free massage, entertainment plus a kids’ activity area with face painting.
The start line stage will be used for the memorial minute silence and warm-up aerobics.
Presentations will commence on the main stage in the event venue at approximately 9.00am or when the last participant has crossed the finish line.
Coffee carts and a sausage sizzle will be on offer, plus more!
Public transport and parking
Parking is available in the side streets in the Broadbeach areas. However if you chosse to park on the street please obey all parking restrictions as per normal. Please note road closures will be in place for the event, so if you need to leave early we advise you to park outside the road closure area. There are also large parking facilities nearby at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibitor Centre, the Star Gold Coast and Broadbeach Shopping Centre.
Please visit the Translink website to plan your journey to the start line.
Please be aware that Hedges Ave, Albatross Ave and some sections of Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach Blvd, Queensland Ave, Australia Ave and Britannia Ave will be closed to traffic starting from 5.30am. Please take this into consideration when arranging transport to and from the event site.
Trophy for the largest school team sponsored by NGS Super
Trophy for the largest Higher Education team sponsored by UniSuper
Trophy for the largest corporate team
Trophy for the largest ‘Community Group and Clubs’ team
Trophy for the largest ‘Gym/Personal Fitness/ Wellbeing’ team
Trophy for the largest ‘Family and Friends’ team
AGE CATEGORY MEDALS
Mailed after the event 4km and 8km runs winners for 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 male and female in each running event based on gun time. So, if you feel you have a chance of placing, please start towards the front.
Have a question? For more event information the best method of contact is by emailing email@example.com.
If your question is urgent please contact our office on 1300 132 891.