The Sydney Domain event involves a 4km and 8km walk and run around The Domain. For more details on the Sydney Domain event and registration closing dates see the information below.
If running and walking isn't your thing you can still join in the fun of the day by volunteering to help out.
Alternatively you can come along and support all walkers and runners and join in the entertainment and activity taking place around the course.
Remember to fill in a tribute card to wear on the day in memory of a loved one or with words of encouragement to someone currently undergoing treatment. You can also add your tribute message to our new online tribute wall. Create your tribute card here.
If you wish to make a stand alone donation to the Mother's Day Classic for breast cancer research, you can do so from our website here.
Help us promote the MDC – download a copy of the Sydney poster (2MB).
To view the Sydney - Domain sponsors, please click here.
Please note: Please do not bring backpacks to the event - to avoid delays, please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the event. This year, NSW Police may conducted searches of bags and items left in the Clothing/Bag Drop area. Participants may be instructed to place personal items in a clear plastic bag for storing during your walk or run. Apologies for the inconvenience. More information here.
The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney.
The Mother’s Day Classic also takes place at Parramatta Park, Parramatta.
Sunday 12 May 2013 from 6:30am to 12noon.
- Early bird entries close: 5pm Wednesday 10 April 2013
- Online entries close: 12noon Wednesday 8 May 2013
- Mailed entries close: 5pm Friday 3 May 2013
- Large team entries paying in bulk: Payments must be finalised by Wednesday 10 April 2013 (refer to Teams below for more details).
- Late entries: in person at the Domain.
- Registrations also open 2.00pm - 5.00pm Saturday 11 May 2013
- Are also available on the day from 6.30am. Arrive eary to avoid queues.
- Enter by 9.00am on Friday 3 May 2013 to have your event information kit mailed to you before the event.
- Please note, if you enter the event after 9.00am on Friday 3 May 2013 you must collect your race number on the morning of the event from the number pick up marquee located in the assembly area.
Online registrations are now closed.
Late entries: in person at the Domain.
- Registrations also open 2.00pm - 5.00pm Saturday 11 May 2013
- Are also available on the day from 6.30am. Arrive eary to avoid queues.
Or download a hard copy of the entry form below.
|Entry Prices||Post early bird online||On-the-day
|(from 11/4/13)||11/5/13 and 12/5/13|
|Child under 16||$25.00||$30.00|
|Student/Health Care Card Holder||$30.00||$35.00|
|Family 2 adults and up to 4 children||$100.00||$105.00|
|Family 1 adult and up to 4 children||$65.00||$70.00|
|Timing Fee (mandatory for runners)||$4.00||$4.00|
|SMS Results (optional for runners only)||$1.00||$1.00|
Your event information kit will include a race number (with timing chip attached for runners), participant information booklet, and tribute card (if requested during registration).
Race packs will commence to be sent out from the week commencing Tuesday 2 April 2013.
Each entrant will receive their own event information kit. If you entered a number of people at the same address then each person will be mailed their own information kit.
* Please note that the individual kits may arrive on different days even if you registered at the same time.
An event information kit will be mailed to all participants whose registration is received by 9.00am on Friday 3 May 2013.
If you register after 9.00am on Friday 3 May 2013 you will need to collect your event information kit at the number pick up marquee at the Domain on the morning of the event, from 6.30am onwards or Saturday 11 May between 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
Please note: merchandise will be mailed separately to the event information kits. For merchandise queries, please refer to the Contact page for relevant merchandise contact information.
Runners will be given a timing tag, which is attached to the back of your race number.
Please attach your race number to the front of your chest prior to starting the event. The timing tag on the back of the race number will be activated once you cross the start line.
You are NOT required to return your race number or timing tag after the event – please dispose of it responsibly.
Please arrive at the assembly area at least an hour to your event in order to allow plenty of time to get organised and warm up.
6:30am On-the-day registration opens
6:58am Memorial minute of silence: runners
7:00am Aerobic warm-up commences for 4km runners
7:30am 4km run starts
7:40am Aerobic warm-up commences for 8km runners
8:10am 8km run starts
8:20am 4km run presentations
8:38am Memorial minute of silence: walkers
8:40am Aerobic warm-up commences for walkers
9:10am 4km and 8km walk starts
9:15am 8km run presentation
10:30am Team presentations
12.00noon Formalities close
One lap of the course is 4km, and two laps of the course is 8km.
Detailed course information
Start on Macquarie Street, prior to the Martin Place pedestrian crossing, and head south to Prince Albert Road, continuing onto College Street. Prior to William Street, participants will make a u-turn and walk/run back along College Street to Art Gallery Road. Participants will continue along Mrs Macquaries Road, conducting a loop down to Mrs Macquaries Chair, and heading back to The Domain event site. 4km participants need to turn right onto Central Avenue (opposite the Robbie Burns statue) towards the finish line. 8km participants will continue heading back towards Macquarie Street, turning prior to St James Road, and completing a second lap of the course.
This course is measured using a GPS unit. The course is not a certified course.
See the course map below:
We highly recommend that you utilise the extensive public transport options to get to The Domain on event day. Please contact the Transport Info Line on 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au for detailed timetable information.
Free bike valet parking will be provided courtesy of City of Sydney. To plan your ride to the event download the Sydney Cycling Map.
Bus drop off/pick up location
Please note: the bus drop off location has been relocated due to crane works in the Phillip/Hunter Street area.
Buses are recommended to drop off/pick up near the Domain Car Park at the entry to the forecourt off Sir John Young Crescent.
Bus parking is available for a maximum of 6 buses, at a fee of $30 to be paid at the car park office.
Cook & Phillip car park (entrance off Cathedral St) is available from 6:00am for a flat rate of $10 (360 spaces).
Domain car park (entrance off St Mary's Rd) is available from 5:00am for a flat rate of $15.
Please arrive as early as possible.
Car parking will be limited in the Domain area. We encourage participants to travel to the event by public transport.
Please adhere to parking restrictions if parking on the streets. Where possible, please car pool to the event.
Please note: Due to event road closures, there will be absolutely no parking available on Hospital Road adjacent to The Domain.
Please note that a number of roads will be closed around the Botanic Gardens precinct. These will include Macquarie Street and College Street. Closures will commence from 5:00am and roads will reopen by 12 noon.
Please visit www.livetraffic.com/events for full details.
Pedestrian access to/from the site
There will be two main crossing points in and out of the site during the morning.
From Martin Place train station, Hyde Park train station or the west side of Macquarie Street
Martin Place pedestrian crossing will operate throughout the morning. From this crossing point, you will access the Domain site through the Sydney Hospital grounds. Please take direction from the crossing marshals.
From Domain carpark, Cook & Phillip car park or Woolloomoolloo area
A pedestrian crossing point will be implemented at the corner of St Mary’s Road and Prince Albert Road. Please take direction from the marshals at this location to cross onto the west side of Art Gallery Road to access the Domain site. Please use the pedestrian walkway underpass from the Domain carpark and follow the signs to access the stairs in front of St Mary’s Cathedral. Prams and wheelchairs can access the pedestrian crossing by exiting the Domain carpark onto St Mary’s Road to avoid the stairs.
There is an information marquee located at the assembly area. If you have any queries, please visit the information marquee.
Please note that all runners and walkers need to pin their race number on the front of their top before starting the event.
Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event.
Race numbers will be mailed out to all participants who enter before 9.00am on Friday 3 May 2013 . Participants who enter after this date will need to collect their event information kit on the morning of the event from the number pick up marquee located in the assembly area or on Saturday 11 May between 2.00pm - 5.00pm from the event site.
Medical personnel are located on the course and at the finish area. Please notify a marshal if you have any medical difficulties, and they will call for assistance.
The Mother’s Day Classic cares about the environment. Where possible, please use public transport or bike ride to the event. Please use the recycling bins provided at the site. Your help will reduce the impact of the event on the environment.
Unfortunately, balloons are not allowed to be brought to the event.
Water will be provided on course, at the finish line and in the assembly area.
There will be two separate sections in the bag drop area.
- The first area will be designated for participants who only require minimal items to be stored in a clear plastic bag such as a jumper and keys.
- The second area is designated for participants who have their own bag such as a backpack or handbag. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BACKPACKS AND LARGE BAGS SHOULD BE LEFT AT HOME OR IN THE CAR. Backpacks and large bags will be subject to bag searches and we anticipate large queues in the bag drop area.
Participant clothing will be placed in separate storage bays during the event. Participants should attach their tear off strip from the bottom of their race number to their plastic bag, by looping one end of the tag through the hole. These plastic bags will be available at the Bag Drop area to store your clothing. When you arrive, please place items in a plastic bag, label the bag then proceed to one of the designated bays as directed by the volunteers to speed up the process.
When you drop off your plastic bag, a volunteer will write the bay number on your race number so you know where to collect your belongings from post run/walk. You will need to keep your race number post event as proof to collect your clothing bag.
Mother’s Day Classic will take care, but not responsibility, for valuables that are lost or damaged.
Bikes cannot be placed in the bag drop area – there will be a separate bike parking area. Please bring a lock.
There will be a range of food vendors located in the Domain to purchase snacks and coffee throughout the morning.
Safety at the event
For safety reasons please DO NOT bring dogs, rollerblades, skateboards or bikes on the course.
Prams are permitted on the course, however please start towards the back of the group.
The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. These include warm up aerobics, roving performers, food vendors, entertainment, plus a kids activity area with face painting and jumping castles.
Kids can enter the Mother’s Day Classic to walk or run so long as they have permission from their parent or guardian.
All participants receive a 2013 medallion, which cleverly converts to a key ring and lanyard.
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male/female runner placegetters for the 4km and 8km events.
Age category medals for 4km and 8km runs will be mailed to winners of each age category after the event. Age categories - U15, U18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+
Trophies will be awarded in the following categories:
- Largest school team sponsored by NGS Super
- Largest tertiary (uni) team
- Largest gym/personal fitness/wellbeing team
- Largest corporate team - small <100 employees
- Largest corporate team - large >100 employees
- Largest family and friends team
- Largest community groups and clubs team
- Largest government department team
Spot prizes will also be awarded throughout the morning to some lucky participants at the main stage!
Tribute cards can be attached to your t-shirt in support or memory of a loved one touched by breast cancer. Tribute cards can be downloaded from the website, requested via the registration process or collected on the day from the information marquee.
A special Tribute Wall will be located at The Domain. Participants can choose to pin their tribute cards to the wall after their run or walk.
Go to www.mothersdayclassic.com.au on Tuesday 14 May for run results. You can also print out an official certificate from the website. Walkers will not be timed.
The run presentation ceremonies will be held on the main stage, and it is expected that winners are present to accept their trophy.
Presentation times are as follows:
- 4km runners at 8.20am
- 8km runners at 9.15am
- Team awards and presentations will be held on the main stage in the assembly area from 10.30am.
- No pets, rollerblades, skateboards or bikes are permitted on the course. Prams are permitted, but please start towards the back of the group.
- Ensure you keep an eye on your children and organise specific points to meet before the event in case someone gets lost.
- Be aware that you are a pedestrian on public roads and please follow instructions from race officials.
- Please remember to dress according to the weather (warm clothing, rain jacket, hat and sunscreen) and wear comfortable shoes.
Have a question?
Please go to our FAQ page by clicking here.
If your question is not answered on the FAQ page, you may call 1300 762 241 during business hours. We kindly ask that you only contact us should your question not be answered in the FAQ section.
For more event information contact: 1300 762 241.