IT'S BACK: Participants during the Mother's Day Classic in 2016.
IT'S BACK: Participants during the Mother's Day Classic in 2016. Alasdair Young

A Dalby classic is turning 20 Sunday

THE ANNUAL Mother's Day Classic Dalby is on again this Sunday, with hundreds of people expected to converge in the Myall Creek Parklands to participate.

Emily Golding is the Mother's Day Classic Dalby organiser and said the nationwide fundraiser is celebrating a special milestone this year.

"2017 marks the 20th year the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run and Walk fundraiser has been running,” Mrs Golding said.

"In that time it has raised well over $300 million for breast cancer research, care and support for survivors and their families.”

Mrs Golding said Sunday mornings event isn't only about the running and the walking, with plenty more in store for people who come along.

"We'll have jumping castles, face painting, henna tattoos, a sausage sizzle; it's just a good little day out for the whole family.

"Bring your mum, bring your dad, bring your aunty and whoever you like to walk for a cause and have fun.”

Support for the Mother's Day Classic from the Dalby community has always been strong, and Mrs Golding is hoping that trend will continue.

"Over the past couple of years we've had 200-300 people, we even got up to 500 one year.

"So we're hoping to get similar numbers again this year; we haven't had a heap register online yet but we generally get a lot of people register on the day.”

Mrs Golding said that the Mother's Day Classic is the perfect way to spend the first part of Sunday for those struggling to come up with ideas.

"People who aren't sure what they want to do for Mother's Day go 'Aww I might go to this' and end up turning up on the day.

"It's just a lovely day out, you get to have a walk along the beautiful Myall Creek and at the same time raise money for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families.”

The Mother's Day Classic is hoping to raise $5000 to donate to the Cancer Council and the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Registration for the 4km run or walk can be done between 7am-8.15am on Sunday at the Myall Street Parklands.

Registration on the day will cost $25 for adults and $15 for children.

The event begins at 8.20am and for more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/ mothersdayclassicdalby.


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