Frequently Asked Questions


When will my merchandise arrive?

Whilst our fulfilment team is fast, the impact of COVID-19 may mean that postage may take a little longer than normal. We appreciate your patience with this.

Can I change or cancel my order?

After your order has been submitted, we are unable to change or cancel it. Exchanges are only available for faulty items.

My item was faulty. What should I do?

If you have any issues with your order, please contact our team at


It's going to be a special year for MDC in 2022! What will the event look like?

The Mother’s Day Classic is back in 2022 and it will be more special than ever! 

We’re bringing the MDC community together in true fashion for the 25th anniversary of this iconic Australian event. After two challenging years, we’re ready to deliver an event experience that you won’t want to miss!

Walk or run on Mother’s Day (Sunday 8th May 2022) to honour and support the 1 in 7 women diagnosed with breast cancer. Register yourself or with a team of friends, family, colleagues, school friends or your local community group. We will be hosting events of all different shapes and sizes across Australia, or you can choose to participate in your own time and place. 

In major and metro cities, 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. You will also receive a race pack that includes, headscarf, race bib and tribute card. Your commemorative medallion will be handed over with pink pride on the day.  

If you prefer to stay local, walk or run at one of our local events across Australia on Mother’s Day. Join the sea of pink in your community, support and honour those affected by breast cancer and receive a commemorative medallion as you cross the finish line! 

Registrations will open in February 2022 - stay tuned for more details coming soon.

 Where will MDC events be hosted in 2022?

In 2022, we will be hosting events in all capital cities. We'll also have local, community-focused events in every state and territory.

Stay tuned for updates on our event locations for 2022!

In 2022, can I still participate in my own time and place?

The beauty of Mother’s Day Classic is that you can choose how you wish to celebrate on the day, either at an event or in your own time or place!

How will MDC communicate information to participants?

Mother’s Day Classic will email participants via the  email address.  In addition, you may receive an SMS from MDC2021. If you are in doubt about any communications, please contact us through the above email address!

Will larger events be back in 2022?

Yes, In 2022 we will have events across the country, varying in size depending on your location.

In major and metro cities, you'll be able to experience the true magic of traditional MDC events once again! If you prefer to stay local, you can walk or run at one of our local events across Australia on Mother’s Day or participate in your own time and place.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!


When is the Mother's Day Classic?

We are challenging you to get active for breast cancer research on Mother’s Day, Sunday 8th May 2022. But in 2022, the Mother’s Day Classic is so much more than one day. You’ll be joining a special community who are coming together to celebrate and honour the 1 in 7 Australian women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In the lead up to Mother’s Day, you will have the opportunity to fundraise, make a tribute, connect with other participants via our Facebook group and get involved in competitions along the way.

When do registrations for MDC 2022 open?

Registrations will open in February 2022. If you have participated in the past, you will receive an email when registrations open. Otherwise, keep an eye on our social channels for more information.


Will the Mother's Day Classic 2022 be COVID safe?

Mother’s Day Classic will be conducted in accordance with all COVIDSafe requirements and practices as determined by the relevant state or territory health department. A COVID Safe checklist/plan will be completed for this event to ensure the safety of all participants. COVID safe procedures for your location will be communicated to you prior to the event along with a runner/walker code of conduct, please ensure you follow these when on-site at any MDC activity. 


Where does my registration fee go?

The Mother’s Day Classic raises life-saving funds through community fundraising, online fundraising, donations and registration fees. Once event and administration costs have been deducted, proceeds are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund life-changing research. MDCF endeavours to keep costs low so as much as possible can be donated. A portion of your registration fee may go to the NBCF for breast cancer research but it also covers the cost of hosting the Mother’s Day Classic event across the country, including but not limited to the contents and handing of participant race packs, insurance, the registration system, infrastructure, safety, risk and event management, council fees and music licences, on-line portal and website, signage, waste management and the costs of our small but dedicated team that works year round to bring the Mother’s Day Classic to life. We rely on sponsorship, in-kind support and volunteers in order to help subsidise these costs so we can maximise our donation to research. To date, the Mother’s Day Classic has donated nearly $40 million dollars to the NBCF.


How do sponsors contribute to the Mother’s Day Classic?

The Mother’s Day Classic is proud to partner with a wide range of partners and sponsors who help create an engaging and inspiring event experience for MDC participants.

The sponsorship revenue received from partners and sponsors contributes to the cost of staging up to 100 events annually and in return the MDC delivers exceptional digital and physical high reach participant engagement opportunities, in addition to measurable branding, marketing, CSR, staff engagement and health and wellbeing benefits.

Click here if you would like to find out more about MDC Partnership opportunities


How can I access my receipt?

After you register for Mother’s Day Classic, you will receive a registration confirmation email with your tax receipt attached. This will include your personal donation if you made one. If you need another copy of your receipt, please contact