QLD - Brisbane

Registrations for this event have now closed.


Where: Riverstage, 59 Gardens Point Rd, Brisbane City 

When: Sunday 14th May

Distances and times:

Warm ups commence 3 minutes before your start time

7.30am Run 8km 8.00am Stronger Together Walk 4km
7.35am Run 8km 8.00am Stronger Together Walk 8km
7.40am Run 8km 8.05am Walk 8km
7.45am Run 4km 8.10am Walk 8km
7.50am Run 4km 8.15am Walk 8km
7.55am Run 4km 8.20am Walk 8km
8.25am Walk 4km
8.30am Walk 4km
8.35am Walk 4km
8.40am Walk 4km
8.45am Walk 4km


Stronger Together: If you have been touched by breast cancer, join a ‘Stronger Together’ time, when we will reflect on the strength of our MDC community (formerly named Survivor Wave).

Accessibility: Wheelchair and pram friendly.

Race Bib collection: 

  • Saturday 12:00-3:00pm from the front of the River Stage Box Office.
  • Sunday from 6.30am - 30 minutes prior to wave time (closes at 8.10am) from the Registration Desk.

Please allow ample time to collect your race bib before your start time.

Tribute cards:
Download & print: 

Unfortunately no dogs allowed.


- Race bib to wear on the day
- Commemorative medallion
- Certificate of participation (downloadable)
- Timing services for all runners
- Fundraising and fitness online dashboard 
- On the day entertainment
- On the day giveaways from our event sponsors

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On the day activities & entertainment

In Brisbane, 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:

 What’s happening on event day:

Other sponsored activities:

Look out for Cocobella to receive your coconut water and yoghurt sample!

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Course information

4km course to run from Riverstage across Goodwill Bridge, along Southbank to Kangaroo Point. Turnaround here then loop back to Riverstage

8km course to run from Riverstage across Goodwill Bridge, along Southbank past Kangaroo Point, up to Captain Burke park to turnaround and loop back to Riverstage

Download map

Brisbane map

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On the day facilities

The Check-in area
Look out for the pink Mother's Day Classic flags.

Bag drop - 
There will be a baggage storage area on site where you can leave your belongings from 6:30am Sunday. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we will not be responsible for goods lost or stolen.

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 tent is located in the event village.

Food & drink
BYO water in reusable bottles, use any available water dispensers at the site. 

Unfortunately no dogs allowed.

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Getting there and parking

Getting there
We recommend you use public transport to travel to and from Riverstage.

Wilson Parking offers affordable and secure parking at the 126 Margaret Street car park, located at 126 Margaret, Brisbane, in the heart of Frog's Hollow. Just minutes to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Gardens Point Campus and Riverstage, this car park will suit both commuter and leisure users alike. All Garden Points Carparks will have a reduced fee of $5.00 for the entire day, please see the below map for further direction. 

Public transport
The closest public transport options to Riverstage are:

  • South Bank train station - 12 minute (850 metres) walk via the Goodwill Bridge
  • QUT ferry terminal - one minute (280 metres) walk
  • South Bank bus station - 13 minute (one kilometre) walk via the Goodwill Bridge.

Please use this link for further details: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/council-venues-and-precincts/riverstage/riverstage-transport-visitor-information.

This event will be conducted in accordance with any relevant state and federal government guidelines, public health directives and other government law, regulations or directions.