Personalised race numbers Entries before 11:59pm on 28 February 2019 will receive a race number personalised with their first name.
On the day race number collection
Sunday, 12 May 2019 from 6:00 am
On the day timetable
On the day timetable
6.00am – Event commences
7.00am – Chief Minister’s 8km run starts
7.15am – 4km run starts
7.30am – 8km walk starts
7.35 – 4km walk starts
8.45 – Presentations
Minute of Silence:
A minute of silence will be held prior to the walk/run. For those hoping to take part in this memorable moment, please look out for the event schedule which is released closer to the event date.
A moment to honour and recognise a special group of people. Those touched by breast cancer – survivors, friends and family. A moment not to be missed – come one, come all. This experience will take place at the beginning of the walk. If you are a runner, please feel free to come down and share in this moment and provide your support.
What to bring
To ensure you have the best possible experience read through our checklist of suggested things to bring on the day!
– Sunscreen/ hat
– Rain jacket/umbrella
– Comfortable running or walking gear
– Coins for activities with fundraising
– Your race bib (or pick it up on the day)
– Water bottle
– Your mobile phone (Fully charged so you can capture all those #MDC2019 memories!)
Assembly area Is located at Mindil Beach
The information marquees are located in the assembly area. We also have “ask me” volunteers in orange t-shirts. Please ask these volunteers or go to the information marquees 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.
Baggage Storage A cloakroom will be located in the assembly area. When dropping clothing off, please use the tags provided to write your race number and attach to your backpack or clothing bag. The attendant will write the storage crate area on your race number. Please keep your race number as you will need it for bag pick up at the finish.
Please do not leave valuables in your bags. The Mother’s Day Classic will take all care, but no responsibility, for valuables and clothing that are lost or damaged. Any clothing not collected on the day or left at the start line, will be donated to charity. No Bikes or bulky items will be accepted.
First Aid First aid will be stationed close to the finish line and sports trainers will be on the course. If you require medical assistance, please notify the nearest course marshal and they will contact the appropriate personnel to assist you.
Water Stations Water will be provided at the assembly area, on the course and at the finish line. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water to ensure they have enough.
Toilets The toilets are located at Mindil Beach, next to the stage.
Be sure you arrange a clear meeting place for your family or team. We recommend meeting in the assembly area. The start line will be very crowded and a difficult meeting place.
On the day entertainment & activities
Main stage A number of delegates, celebrities and sponsors will be giving brief talks on the main stage. The main stage will also be used for the warm-up aerobics. There will also be entertainment and spot prizes.
MyLife MySuper Kid’s zone
The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include roving performers, circus workshops and giant bubble play. The Family Activity Area is generously and proudly supported by MyLife MySuper.
Available will be coffee carts, sausage sizzle and other food vendors. There will also be free fruit available.
Trophies & Awards
All participants receive a medallion and a number of trophies will be awarded on the day.
Trophy awarded to fastest female in the 4 km run
Trophy awarded to fastest male in the 4 km run
Trophy awarded to fastest female in the Chief Minister’s 8km run
Trophy awarded to fastest male in the Chief Minister’s 8km run
Trophy for the largest Community and Sporting group
Trophy for the largest ‘Gym, Fitness and Wellbeing team
Trophy for the largest ‘Family and Friends’ team
Trophy for the largest Companies, Departments and Agencies team
Trophy for the largest Higher Education team
Trophy for the largest school team
Trophy awarded to the best dressed competitor
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+.
The run presentation will be held at the completion of each event at the stage. Trophies will be given to first placegetters. It is expected winners are present to accept their prize. Runner’s age category winners will be listed on the website and medals will be sent out to the winners within two weeks.
Trophies will also be awarded to the winners based on gun time. If you feel you have a chance of placing, please start towards the front of the group.