QLD - Gold Coast

Registrations for this event have now closed.


Where: Fishermans Lawn, Southport

Located just north of the bustling Surfers Paradise, escape to the Broadwater Parklands for a range of fun activities perfect for the whole family. Centrally located and spanning three kilometres along the beautiful Broadwater in Southport, the Parklands not only offer fantastic views of the Surfers Paradise skyline but also offer numerous wide-open spaces for enjoyment.

When: Sunday 14th May

Distances and wave times:

7.30am Run 4km 7.50am Stronger Together Walk 4km & 8km
7.35am Run 4km 7.55am Walk 4km
7.40am Run 8km 7.55am Walk 8km
7.45am Run 8km 8.00am Walk 4km
8.00am Walk 8km
8.05am Walk 4km
8.05am Walk 8km
8.10am Walk 4km
8.10am Walk 8km
8.15am Walk 4km
8.15am Walk 8km

Warm ups commence 3 minutes before your start time

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: Is available from the registration marquee in the event village.

  • Saturday 12:00-3:00pm
  • Sunday from 6.30am - 30minutes prior to wave time (closes at 7.45am)

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 the Gold Coast, 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:

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Course information

Centrally located and spaning three kilometres along the beautiful Broadwater in Southport, the Parklands not only offer fantastic views of the Surfers Paradise skyline but also offer numerous wide open spaces for enjoyment.

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Getting there and parking

Parking available in surrounding streets with limited parking at different locations around the route. Please refer to local maps for specific details.

Public transport
Buses 704, 719, 747 and light rail G:LINK have transport routes which pass near Broadwater Parklands. Please confirm availability and frequency via local public transport providers or apps. If public transport is used participants are reminded to adhere to the COVID safe rules at the time. 

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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 on Sunday. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we will not be responsible for goods lost or stolen

Several toilet blocks are located throughout the park, including accessible toilets.

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 will be located within the event village.

Food & drink
BYO water in reusable bottle, plenty of food and drink options will be available from Nude Juice, The Brat Mobile and Mr Barista.

Unfortunately no dogs allowed.

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.