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Quirky facts about this popular national event

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Posted by Mother's Day Classic on 4 January 2016

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Here are some quirky facts about this popular national event

4 January 2016

  • Oldest competitors in 2015 - A 96-year-old gent from Yamba and a 92-year-old woman from Sydney
  • Most common girls name was Sarah - 853
  • Most common boys name was David – 560
  • Most common birth date is 4/10/1978, however the average age is 34.
  • Most common star sign of participants is Virgo
  • Most remote MDC location - in Australia, Groote Eylandt NT with 112 participants
  • Most eye-catching team name - a toss-up between Tough Titties & Worst Pace Scenario 
  • Craziest costume – a man in Brisbane dressed as a pink Storm Trooper
  • 88.4% of fundraisers are female - however 5 of the top 10 were male
  • Largest amount raised by a single fundraiser in 2014 - $12,965
  • Largest team - Sydney's Bay Babes team, with 499 participants in 2015
  • Number of safety pins used since 1998 - more than 4,500,000
  • Smallest event of 2015 – Tennant Creek, NT with 6 participants
  • Most exotic MDC location – Magnetic Island, QLD with 221 participants
  • Western Sydney is the place to be for families – nearly half of all tickets sold for the Western Sydney event were on a family ticket.
  • The most common donation amount made in 2015 was $50
  • Sydney had the highest percentage of fundraisers
  • Our best social media post reached 308,224 people
  • 2015 saw 6,242 MDC team recruit others to participate with them

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