VIC - Balnarring-Somers

We are delighted to announce a Mother's Day Classic Local Location at Balnarring-Somers!
Local locations will be smaller and more informal compared to traditional MDC events, but they will be big on community spirit!

Where: Coolart Homestead and Wetlands - Lord Somers Road, Somers

When: Sunday 9th May

Distances: 4km & 8km

Timing: 

  • 9:00 am - FULL CAPACITY
  • 9:30 am - NEAR CAPACITY
  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am

Please note pets are not permitted at this location

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4km walk - The walk is through the park and wetlands, taking in all the beautiful native bush land environment. The paths are easily accessed for those using prams (recommended three-wheeler pram is used or one suitable for unmade surfaces) and a slightly modified route can be taken for those requiring wheelchair access. The route overall has no steep inclines and is an 'easy' walk. 4km run - Participants will start in front of the main office and park entrance. They will travel along the road toward the homestead and turn right at Luxton Drive. Participants will continue along Luxton Drive and then turn right at the end onto Sandy Point Rd. Participants will run along the path until they reach Lord Somers Road where they will turn right, continuing to the entrance to Coolart and turning in right down the driveway. Entrants will make their way down the drive and around to the right through the paddock and back to the path where they started. Entrants will continue until they reach Luxton Drive again but then turn left towards the homestead and the finish line.

8km run - Participants will start in front of the main office and park entrance. They will travel along the road toward the homestead and turn right at Luxton Drive. Participants will continue along Luxton Drive and then turn right at the end onto Sandy Point Rd. Participants will run along the path until they reach Lord Somers Road where they will turn right, continuing to the entrance to Coolart and turning in right down the driveway. Entrants will make their way down the drive and around to the right through the paddock and back to the path where they started. They will then run another circuit as described above but when they reach Luxton Drive again they will turn left towards the homestead and the finish line.

Parking
Parking will be available in the Coolart Car Park, due to staggered starts there will be ample spaces.

The Check-in area
The check in zone will be located at the front entrance to Coolart. Lookout for the pink Mother's Day Classic flags.

Toilets
Toilets are located at the main entrance and near the homestead.

Fundraising 
On the day you'll be able to donate funds via the collection tins or electronically via the SMS donation number (0488 849 632)

First aid
All MDC Local Locations will have a qualified first aid officer on site.

Dogs
All dogs/pets must be on leads.

Locations and location information including course information may be subject to change.

COVIDSafe statement: This event will be conducted in accordance with all COVIDSafe requirements and practices as determined by the state health department. A COVIDSafe checklist/plan has been completed for this event to ensure the safety of all participants.

MDC Local 

While this year will look a little different, you’ll still be able to dress up, complete your walk/run, honour those touched by breast cancer and enjoy the community spirit on the day. All you need to do is bring along your race pack (which will be delivered to your door beforehand), arrive at your assigned time, use your phone to scan the QR code at your location and complete one or two laps of the course. Don’t forget to share your happy snaps and tag #mdc2021!

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