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Sunday 12th May 2024

Registrations for this event have closed.

Additional Information


  • 5km - 8:30am - Embrace & Honour - FULL
  • 10km - 8:30am - Embrace & Honour
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group A
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group B
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group C
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group D - FULL
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group A
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group B
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group C
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group D
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group A
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group B
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group C
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group D
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group A
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group B
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group C
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group D


Embrace & Honour: If you have been touched by breast or ovarian cancer, join an ‘Embrace & Honour’ time, when we will reflect on the strength of our MDC community (formerly named Stronger Together).


Tribute Race Bib & Cards

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Race Bib download

Course Information

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Where: Parramatta Park, Pitt St & Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Parramatta Park is on the western edge of the Parramatta CBD and is an easy walk from Parramatta and Westmead railway stations or the Rivercat terminal. The course will take participants through the beautiful world heritage place of significance. 

Getting There & Parking

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Visitors are encouraged to catch public transport. Parramatta Park will be closed from 5:00am – 12:00pm, therefore parking within the park will not be possible.

Limited street parking is available in surrounding streets of Parramatta Park. Please be sure to be aware of time restrictions and obery local signs.

Council offers a number of 24-hour multi-level car parks. For more information on parking buildings, please refer to the City of Parramatta Website

Accessible parking is available in the parking area at the corner of Park Ave and Railway Pde.

Public transport:

Parramatta Park is a short walk from both Parramatta and Westmead Train Stations.

There are a number of bus routes that stop along streets adjacent to Parramatta Park, such as O’Connell St, Victoria Rd and Park Pde.

Parramatta Park is a pleasant walk along the riverside from the Parramatta Wharf (approx. 30 minutes).

Visit https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip to plan your trip.

Bib Collection

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If you did not select to have your Race Bib posted and/or you registered after 26 March 2024, you will be able to collect your Race Bib prior to event day at the event site.

Pre-Event Race Bib Collection and/or New Registrations:
Parramatta Park O’Connell St at George St
Up from the George St Gatehouse adjacent to Pavilion Flat
From 1:00pm-6:00pm on Fri 10th May and from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sat 11th May

Event Day Race Bib Collection and/or New Registrations on Site:
Salters Field, Parramatta Park
Off West Domain Ave
6:00am-8:30am on Sun 12th May 

If you do not have your Race Bib when you arrive to the Event Village on Event Day, please head to the registration tent to pick up with ample time ahead of your start time.

On the day schedule

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The Event Village will be open from 6am -12pm


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Course is wheelchair and pram friendly.

It is recommended that slow runners, walkers and those participating with wheelchairs and prams assemble at the rear of their start group. Elite wheelchair participants should self-seed and assemble based on their expected speed.

Event villages may have grassed areas. Please refer to maps for further information regarding village accessibility.

On the day facilities

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Event Registration, Pick up & Information
Look out for the pink Mother's Day Classic flags.

Toilets will be located in the Event Village. Look out for directional signage or ask one of our friendly volunteers for directional assistance.

On the day you'll be able to donate funds via the collection tins or via the SMS donation number (simply text MDC to 0488 849 632).

First Aid
First Aid will be available on the day, please see a volunteer for assistance.
In an emergency always call ‘000’ first.

Bag Drop
There will be a baggage storage area onsite where you can leave your belongings from 6:00am-12:00pm. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we will not be responsible for goods lost or stolen.


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In Parramatta, experience the true magic of traditional MDC events. Feel the buzz of the event village, entertainment, music, and food stalls to enjoy throughout the day! Here are just a few examples of what you can expect on event day:

Live Music thanks to ME

Merchandise & Donations

Warm-ups & Recovery

Sponsor/Partner Activations 

  • Kieser
  • Thomson Automotive

Look out for some delicious samples from

  • Cocobella
  • Sunsol

Kids Activity Area


Tribute Board, Photos & Media Zone

Roaming Entertainers 

Food & Beverage

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BYO water in a reusable bottle. Water refill stations will be located at the Event Village and there will be a drink station available on the course route and at the finish line.

Coffee and other food and beverages are available for purchase from vendors in the Event Village.


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Unfortunately, no dogs allowed.



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