ARARAT – The Ararat Mother’s Day Classic will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year, with more than $60,000 raised in that time.
This year, Richardson Oval will once again resemble a sea of pink as hundreds line up for the four kilometre walk or eight kilometre run, and while online registrations have now closed, you can easily register on the morning of the event from 9am, with eftpos facilities available.
All proceeds from the Ararat Mother’s Day Classic are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a not for profit organisation that promotes and supports research into breast cancer prevention and treatment.
Since 1998 the Mother’s Day Classic has raised $14.8 million.
People will be travelling from across the region for Sunday’s event in Ararat, many families returning to walk with their mum for the morning.
The run/walk commences at 10am with half an hour of formal proceedings prior to the the start and a healthy breakfast will be available from the canteen on the morning along with a coffee van for the coffee lovers. Fruit and water will be available through out the event and at the end of the walk/run.
A marquee will be set up at Ararat Woolworths tomorrow morning selling t-shirts and raffle tickets, which will be drawn after the event on Sunday. Raffle prizes include a day spa package for two from Body Isle Day Spa Hepburn Springs, a mystery toy bag from Toyland Ararat and a one hour massage from Skinco Ararat.
So make sure you wear pink and either walk, run, push the pram, walk the dog or bring your wheel chair or scooter, because all are encouraged to participate in this year’s event. If you can’t, go online to www.mothersdayclassic苏州美睫培训.au to donate.
Lisa Antonio was the inspiration for the Ararat Mother’s Day Classic. Read her story on page 7.
Editorial – See page 6.
Last year’s Mother’s Day Classic.
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