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Mother’s Day run was a real Classic

More than 900 people participated in this year’s Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk at Bellerive Beach to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Now in its 26th year, the annual event has become a Mother’s Day tradition for many families living on the Eastern Shore and in the greater Hobart region.

On the day, participants could choose to run or walk either eight or four kilometres.

Mother’s Day Classic Tasmania event manager Nikki Long said the day was always family friendly.

“The Mother’s Day Classic is a great way to celebrate the women and mothers in our lives while doing something meaningful,” she said.

“A lot of people come out in support of a loved one going through cancer treatment or as tribute run or walk for someone they have lost.

“There are some very special stories shared on the day and it is always heart-warming hearing why people support the event.”

Held in every Australian state, the Mother’s Day Classic is the largest fun run and walk for Breast Cancer in Australia and has raised more than $40 million since it was established 26 years ago.

“There is still a lot to be done to ensure women in Australia can live free of cancer,” Ms Long said.

“Breast Cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in Australia and we want to change this.”

To make a donation visit www. mothersdayclassic.com. au/donation

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