Classic fun run for a serious cause

More than 100 people pounded the pavement around the Blue Lake for the annual Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday morning.

This year was the 25th anniversary of the national event, which has been held in Mount Gambier for nine years and raises valuable funds for the national Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mother’s Day Classic ambassador and volunteer Megan Medhurst said the event went really well and the beautiful weather was lovely.

Ms Medhurst said there were around 120 entrants and 150 people in total including the volunteers.

“We had a couple of people that were on their own, we had a couple of people that were with a group and we did have some mothers and daughters which was lovely and husbands came out too, so that was really good to see,” she said.

Local duo ‘Strings Attached’ performed music on the day and Staying Grounded served coffee and cheese and bacon rolls.

Ms Medhurst said they sold lots of flowers, treat boxes and pots hand-painted by a local artist and over 300 raffle tickets, with all proceeds going to the cause.

She said the Mother’s Day Classic was a great way to connect with others and socialise while exercising.

“I think seeing there is so many people in your community that you might not know about that have gone through, going through or know someone through the same scenario,” she said.

“It’s fantastic just to get that support and you might find someone that can help you through your own journey.”

Ms Medhurst said it was nice to see the event come together and the volunteers enjoyed themselves.

She said there was plenty of work behind the scenes to organise the event and the positive feedback from attendees made all the hard work worth it.

“We’re looking forward to increased numbers next year as we always try to aim for bigger and better as the years progress,” she said.

“Thank you to everyone that turned up on the day and donated on top of their entries by buying things for their mum or putting raffle tickets forward.

“It was really nice to see they were able to help us raise some really good money this year.”

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