2019 Mother's Day Classic Melbourne
2019 Mother's Day Classic Melbourne
2019 Mother’s Day Classic Participant information Melbourne WOMEN IN SUPER ORGANISED BY MAjOR SPONSOR PROCEEDS TO
Race number postage If you chose to have your race number posted out when you registered online, it will arrive in early May. Race number collection pre-event (recommended): Please be advised that long wait times are expected for Sunday morning race pack collection. To avoid the queues, please collect your race pack pre-event: Alexandra Gardens – Boathouse Drive (between the Princess St Bridge and the boatsheds) Friday 10th between 12 – 6pm or Saturday 11th between 10am – 3pm.
On the day race number collection From the registration desk from 6:00 am on Sunday 12 May – please leave plenty of time before your event starts.
RACE NUMBERS & ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES On the day entries We will still be accepting on the day entries, so bring along any friends and family that may have missed the online cut-off. Ticket price Adult walk $60 Child walk: $25 Adult run $65 Child run: $30 Entry fee inclusions • Run or walk entry • Official race number/tribute card • Timing chip if running • Finishers medallion • Downloadable finishers certificate On the day change fees If you wish to change from a walk event to a run event on the day of the event, then please find below the change fees.
Change event - walk to run $5 (includes new number & timing chip fee) Lost bib (running) $5 (to replace timing chip) Lost bib (walking) No charge We highly recommend that you pick up your race number before event day.
If picking up or registering on the day please allow plenty of time.
ON THE DAY SCHEDULE 6.00am 6.44am 6.45am 7.15am 7.20am 7.25am 7.45am 8.05am 8.12am 8.15am 8.22am 8.30am 8.30am 8.45am 9.00am 9.13am 9.15am 9.35am 9.55am 11.10am 1.00pm Minute of Silence: A minute of silence will be held prior to the walk/run. For those hoping to take part in this memorable moment, please refer to the on the day schedule for timings. Survivor Wave: A moment to honour and recognise a special group of people. Those touched by breast cancer – survivors, friends and family. A moment not to be missed – come one, come all. This experience will take place at the beginning of the walk.
If you are a runner, please feel free to come down and share in this moment and provide your support.
Late registrations open Minute of silence Warm up - 8km run 8km run - wave 1 8km run - wave 2 8km run - wave 3 Warm up - 4km run Presentation 8km run Welcome to Country 4km run - wave 1 Minute of silence 4km run - wave 2 Warm up - walkers 4km run - wave 3 Presentation 4km run Survivor Wave 4 & 8km walk - wave 1 4 & 8km walk - wave 2 4 & 8km walk - wave 3 Trophy presentations That’s a wrap! Please allow plenty of time to walk to the start line so you don’t miss your start time! START LINE & TIMINGS
Event location Alexandra Gardens and the Tan track. Public transport For the most current public transport timetables please visit: www.ptv.vic.gov.au Train Disembark at Flinders Street Station and take the Swanston Street exit from the station and turn right.
You can also alight at Richmond Sta- tion and walk up Swan Street to the start line. LOCATION & TRANSPORT OPTIONS Road Closures Road section Closed Re-opens St Kilda Rd (service lane and main carraigeway) Anzac Ave to Linlithgow Ave 5am 11am Alexandra Ave West of the Swan St Bridge 5am 12pm Alexandra Ave Swan St to Punt Rd 5am 2pm Anderson St Alexandra Ave to Domain Rd 5am 2pm Domain Rd Anderson St to Birdwood Ave 5am 2pm Birdwood Ave Domain Rd to Govt House Drive 5am 2pm linlithgow Ave Govt House Drive to Alexandra Ave 5am 2pm St Kilda Rd Centre Carriageway Flinders St to Linlithgow Ave 5am 2pm Boathouse Drive Alexandra Ave 6pm SAT 2pm SUN St Kilda Road Service Lane Princes Bridge to Linlithgow Ave 5am SAT 5pm SUN Tram Tram numbers 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 & 72 all trav- el down St Kilda Road.
Disembark at the Arts Centre and cross the road to Alexandra Gardens.
Cycle Bicycle parking will be available on site near the baggage drop. Please bring a lock. We cannot accept responsibility for bikes lost or stolen.
INFORMATION ON THE DAY Assembly area: Is located at Alexandra Gardens. The Langham Melbourne Cloak Room (Baggage storage) There is a baggage storage marquee on site near the start (watch out for the sign) where you can leave your clothing. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we will not be responsible for valuable goods lost or stolen. You can place your bikes on the fence with security locks.
First Aid There are two first aid stations on the course, positioned at the 2km/6km mark and the 3km/7km mark, as well as roving first aid bike crews. There are also first aid sta- tions at the assembly area and the finish area. If you require medical assistance while out on the course, please notify the nearest course marshal and they will contact the appropriate personnel to assist you.
Meeting places Be sure you arrange a clear meeting place for your family or team. We recommend meeting in the assembly area. The start or finish line will be very crowded and a difficult meeting place. Safety Be aware you are a pedestrian on public roads and please follow instructions from race officials and marshals. For safety reasons do not bring dogs, rollerblades, skateboards, bikes orscooters on the course. Prams are permitted in the walk but please start towards the back of your wave. Inclement weather: The event will proceed rain or shine. If the event has to be altered due to safety concerns you will be notified via the email you registered with.
The information marquees are located at various sites throughout the assembly area in Alexandra Gardens, and at the start line and finish line. We also have “ask me” volunteers roving around the assembly area. Please ask these volunteers or go to the information marquee if you are unsure of anything. SUPPORT & SAFETY
The course 4km walk, 4km run, 8km walk, 8km run The course follows the roads around the Royal Botanic Gardens, with the finish line on St Kilda Road. The start line is on Alexandra Avenue, near the Pillars of Wisdom. Both the run and walk events go in a clockwise direction around the circuit.
The 4km and 8km runs are staggered separate- ly to the 4km and 8km walks. Water Stations Water will be provided at the assembly area, on the course, and at the finish line. THE COURSE Inspiration Lane The final part of your walk or run will take you through Inspiration Lane - dedicated to those who inspire us to raise funds for breast cancer research. Thank you to everyone who provided tribute images this year.
Toilets Toilets are located on Boathouse Drive, adjacent to the boatsheds. There will also be toilets located on Alexandra Avenue, just past Swan Street Bridge, on the way to the start line. A small number of toilets will also be located on the course. TO FLINDERS ST. STATION DOMAIN ROAD BIRDWOOD AVENUE A N D E R S O N S T SWAN ST A L E X A N D R A A V E . YARRA RIVER PU NT RO AD TO RICHMOND STATION ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS Course map 4km Course 8km Course Toilets First Aid Water Stop/Slow Signs ST KILDA RD Finish Start MELBOURNE
The fun doesn’t end when you cross the finish line! Make sure you head to the event precinct for food, drink, activities and entertainment for the whole family! Main stage A number of delegates, celebrities and sponsors will be giving brief talks on the main stage.
The main stage will also be used for the warm-up aerobics. There will also be entertainment and spot prizes. Special guests Special guests on the main stage include AIA Vitality Ambassador Shane Crawford (8.30am) and the cast of hit musical ‘Murial’s Wedding’(10.50am). Trophies Join us at the main stage to see the presentation to the winners of the runs as well as team trophies for: • Largest Community Group and Clubs team • Largest Gym/Personal Fitness/ Wellbeing team • Largest Family and Friends team • Largest Higher Education team • Largest school team • Largest companies, departments & agencies team • Largest Real Estate team and Prize for the best dressed competitor! On the day fundraising There will be many opportunities to give to the cause on the day with fundraising activities and donation points.
Bring along your gold coins and EFTPOS/credit cards to get involved.
Raffle Purchase your ticket to have a chance to win one of three Gift baskets (valued at $500, $300 and $200.) Each basket will contain a variety of products like Soaps, candles, Chocolate and beauty products. Raffle tickets available at the registration tent and from volunteers around the event site. Raffle will be drawn on the day at 11:30am on the main stage. AFTER YOUR WALK OR RUN
ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES Kids Zone The Mother’s Day Classic includes lots of extra activities for families. These include: • Inflatable Jungle Maze Game • Giant Games: Giant Jenja, Giant Quoits, Giant 4 and Kubb Game • Strike Bowling • Hand Ball • Face Painting • Colouring • Petting Zoo • Pop corn • Fairly Floss • Springfree will be joining us on the day with a display of trampolines for the kids to try out! Food Available will be coffee provided by ME and there wlll be a range of food vendors.
Join us for a sausage sizzle on the BBQ sponsored by LUCRF Super.
SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER RESEARCH There is still time Fundraising for the Mother’s Day Classic continues after the event has finished. You have up until 30 June 2019 to collect and deposit funds raised for the MDC. Why fundraise? Although a percentage of your registration fee is contributing to breast cancer research, it really is the fundraising efforts of participants that makes a difference to the future of breast cancer. The Mother’s Day classic is proud to be supporting researchers who are focused on improving current technology, developing preventative breast cancer measures and discovering treatments to help to improve the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
100% of funds raised from the Mother’s Day Classic event are donated directly to the Nation- al Breast Cancer Foundation to support life-changing breast cancer research projects. FUNDRAISING
Mother’s Day Classic The Mother’s Day Classic walk or run for breast cancer research was established in 1998 – it started from modest beginnings as a walk in the park and has grown into a major national community event. Women in Super The Mother’s Day Classic was established in 1998 by Women in Super, a national network of women who work in the superannuation and finance industries. Women in Super’s support of the nationwide event is demonstrated through a strong employee and volunteer engagement program facilitated throughout their networks. ABOUT THE MOTHER’S DAY CLASSIC Volunteers Whether they are a member of our passionate organising committees, regional event hosts or volunteers helping out out on the day, our volunteers really are an extraordinary bunch.
Without the support of our volunteers, running an event of this size would simply not be possible, so if you see them on the day, give them a smile and says thanks fo all their hard work!
Sponsors Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who allow us to put on a fun and exciting event for everyone. Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Mother’s Day Classic! #MDC2019 #makeitmeanmore