Melbourne runners set to raise money for breast cancer research

May 4, 2013 by  

Mother’s Day is often a time for pampering, but people who would rather get active can get some exercise and raise money for a good cause this year.

The Mother’s Day Classic Run and Walk will take place in Alexandra Gardens, central Melbourne, and those taking part will raise money for breast cancer research.

The event features a four-kilometre course and an eight-kilometre course around the gardens and the Tan Track. Participants can choose to run or walk either distance.

As well as raising awareness about breast cancer, runners can help to raise money for research into the disease. Entrants can set up an online fundraising page, but poster printing and flyer printing are great ways to raise awareness of a fundraising campaign around a local area or in a workplace.

The event opens at 6:00am on Sunday May 12 and warm up for the 8km run starts at 6:45am. The day finishes at 1:00pm with presentations on the main stage. Anyone who would like to support the event without running or walking can register as a volunteer or simply go along to cheer on people as they make their way around the track.

Participants from Box Hill South should check public transport timetables carefully to ensure they arrive in time for the event and should note that car parking is limited so anyone travelling by car should aim to arrive early in order to find a space.

Those who want to take part have until Wednesday May 8 to enter their names online. For more details, visit the Mother’s Day Classic website.