Mother's Day Classic Milestones


The first Mother's Day Classic with 3,000 participants in Melbourne and Sydney.                                                              


Reached 10,000 participants in only two cities.


First event in Brisbane.

Total participants across Australia up to 18,000 people


Adelaide joins the Mother's Day Classic and Australia wide participation grows to 22,000.


First event in Hobart.

30,000 Australians take part across the country.


Ten year anniversary of the Mother's Day Classic.

Mother’s Day Classic introduces events in Parramatta, Canberra and Perth.

For the first time, local towns organise regional events known as the Mother’s Day Classic Walk in the Park.

50,000 people around Australia walked or ran for breast cancer research.

Mother’s Day Classic raises over $800,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation research programs.


33,000 people took part in the Melbourne Mother's Day classic making it the largest community fun run/walk in  Victoria.

Nationally 67,000 people take part.


Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor - General of the Commonwealth of Australia becomes Patron of  the  Mother's Day Classic.

First Gold Coast event.

A record 80,000 participants across Australia.

Mother’s Day Classic has record fundraising year, raising more than $1.3 for the National Breast Cancer  Foundation research programs.


100,000 participants walked or ran in ten cities and 23 regional locations raising $2.1 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's research programs.


A record $3 million is raised, with 120,000 participants at 37 Mother's Day Classic events.




MDC celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Mother's Day Classic becomes a truly national event with Darwin coming on board and 42 towns hosting a regional event.

A record $4 million is raised.


63 regional towns host an event, bringing a total of 74 events across Australia.

130,000 people participate across the country

A record $5 million is raised - bringing the total raised and donated to breast cancer research to $19.8 million.

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