Residents run towards Mother’s Day Classic

Residents run towards Mother’s Day Classic

For the first time, the Mount Gambier Mother’s Day Classic will raise money for ovarian cancer research as well as breast cancer research.

The Mount Gambier Mother’s Day Classic will be held on Sunday, May 12 and start at the Blue Lake rotunda on John Watson Drive at 9am.

Participants will walk or run a lap around the lake, encouraged along the way by support volunteers.

The annual event traditionally raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Mother’s Day Classic community has raised $41.5m nationally over the past 25 years.

Mother’s Day Classic ambassador and volunteer Megan Medhurst is gearing up for the event and is passionate about the cause.

“I am looking forward to seeing some new participants this year, we have got some new volunteers so that is lovely,” Ms Medhurst said.

Ms Medhurst said the Mother’s Day Classic was an opportunity for people to get active while raising important awareness.

“Local people need the local support and the more of us that get out here and do these things just shines a light onto an area that needs focus,” Ms Medhurst said.

“Sometimes you need that extra support from people around you and people you do not know, it is vital.

“The vibe on the day is lovely, everyone is all there supporting each other.

“It will not even take you an hour to get that little stretch in the morning, meet some new faces and network, see where other people are at, and it is good to have that something in common to make that new connection and share a story.

“Grab a friend, go for a wander, you do not have to have a link to it, but it is nice to come out and make a donation to the cause.”

Ms Medhurst said the cause was close to her heart and hoped the vital funds raised would one day put an end to breast cancer.

“My family has had two cases themselves and I have done preventative surgery myself, so it is really important that I just keep pushing this each year,” she said.

“I have not had breast cancer; I am a gene carrier and I find the preventative side of just being aware is really important and this is a big part of that as well.”

Online registrations are now open at – with registration also available on the day from 8.30am.

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