It’s Mother’s Day 2018 and for me that means starting my day running in the Mother’s Day Classic in Brisbane. I run the event each year with my daughter, in memory of my Mum, who lost her battle with breast cancer 32 years ago. This year I was running solo as my daughter is pregnant and due to have her second baby in 4 weeks, so no long walks or runs for her!
The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is run each year in various places throughout Australia. I’ve been running it for many years and this year’s message was ‘Walk All Over Breast Cancer’. It is such a wonderful event to raise awareness and much needed funding for Breast Cancer Research.
Brisbane turned on a spectactular day for the event which is great for the organizers and participants alike.
I do hope you enjoy looking at my photos of the day.
Mother’s Day Classic 2018 in Pictures
It was a glorious day in Brisbane, a little cool but perfect for running.
Volunteers play a huge part in making the event happen. In this photo we see the Participant’s Medals being laid out ready for all those who reach the finish line.
There are always lots of sponsors and stalls with plenty of ‘freebies’ to give away.
Some participants try to bring some fun to the event by dressing up. The overall theme is always Pink, my favourite colour. I was waiting at the starting line behind these ladies in their colourful costumes.
Yay! Made it passed the finish line and feeling pretty good actually!
The organizers think of everything to make our day memorable with a special area that you can have your photo taken on your own phone.
This lovely lady was a volunteer, so generously giving of her time to help at the Mother’s Day Classic event.
The tribute wall is one of my favourite but sad parts of the event. People place a tribute to those loved ones they have lost to Breast Cancer. I always place a tribute to my Mum and it is a good time to reflect and remember her. Some of the tributes just bring tears to my eyes as many of those being remembered are quite young.
Fun ways to remember your participation!
This year EventsTas had a Spin the Wheel. I bought two chances and one prizes for both! Lucky me!
It was a glorious day in Brisbane, with clear blue sky and sun shining for Mother’s Day. The Kookaburra Queen was starting early with Breakfast for Mums.
Treated myself and hubby to delicious pastries from Little Smirk Brisbane. This is a local cafe at Kangaroo Point, not far from where we live. I love to support local business so on my walk home I popped in and bought this – in a word – Yum! Probably not that healthy but hey I just ran 8km!
Well another year and another medal to add to my tally and proof that I made it to the finish line!
Let’s Keep Sizzling!
This post was prompted by Denyse Whelan Blogs and with the prompt Share Your Snaps. I will be linking up with her to share mine.