Newcastle Mother’s Day Classic Run / Walk Returns for 2022

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Register for the 25th Mother’s Day Classic by running or walking the Newcastle event on Sunday 8 May and raise money for breast cancer research.

Tens of thousands of people will unite for the Mother’s Day Classic to celebrate and honour those affected by breast cancer and raise vital funds for research. There will be up to 70 event locations nationwide where supporters can walk, run or jog for the cause on Mother’s Day including one in Newcastle.

In its 25th anniversary, the Mother’s Day Classic returns to Newcastle in 2022! Join in on Sunday 8 May 2022 at Throsby Creek and be part of one of Australia’s largest charity events that raises money for breast cancer research. Bring your family and grab some friends and make a morning of it!

This year’s event consists of a 5km run or a 3km walk in a flat out-and-back course at 34 Tully Street in Carrington. The run starts at 7:30am and the walk starts at 8:30am. Here’s the link to the Facebook event.

Almost 1.5 million Australians have participated in the Mother’s Day Classic over the past 24 years, making it Australia’s largest fun run and walk for breast cancer research.

To register for the Newcastle event, visit the Mother’s Day Classic website.

Participants will receive a commemorative medallion at the finish line, have access to downloadable race bibs and tribute cards, as well as access to the online fundraising dashboard and fitness tracker.

You can also do a six-week preparation. This year, the Mother’s Day Classic and Sport Australia are excited to announce they have come together to launch a community program called ‘MDC Move’. This is a FREE six-week movement program, to increase your motivation to be more active and improve your health, helping you to create the time and opportunity in your life to do so.  It helps to increase the physical activity of Australian women and girls preparing for the iconic Mother’s Day Classic.

You can also volunteer for the Mother’s Day Classic. As an event day volunteer, you’ll meet new people and become part of a community of committed volunteers. Volunteering at events is a terrific way to join the 25th-anniversary celebration, be part of a team and make your unique contribution. There are many roles you can play from course set-up, getting walkers and runners underway from the start, greeting them at the finish line and cheering them on around the course. Click here to apply for a shift at your preferred location.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and sadly, 8 Australians die from it every single day. Together we can improve the lives of the 55 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer each day – now and in the future.

In the 24-year history of the Mother’s Day Classic, almost $40 million has been donated to fund game-changing breast cancer research.

So this Mother’s Day, Move with MDC and join your community at one of the many locations around Australia, and support and honour those touched by breast cancer.

Get active for breast cancer research and register online for the 2022 Mother’s Day Classic at

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