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    TICKLED PINK: Horsham Mother’s Day Classic committee members, from left, Lesley Schuller, Janine English, Roady McKinnon and Jackie Exell are eagerly awaiting the return of an in-person event on Sunday.

Mother's Day Classic ‘sea of pink’ returns to Sawyer Park


Horsham Mother’s Day Classic organisers are eagerly anticipating the return of festivities at Sawyer Park on Sunday.

Last year’s national five-kilometre fun run-walk, which raises money for breast cancer research, was a ‘virtual’ event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Committee member Jackie Exell said although there were several changes to the event in 2021, she was pleased to see people could again participate in groups.

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“This year, instead of all leaving together, people will be leaving in waves,” she said.

“People who have pre-registered online have been prompted to select a timeslot, which are all capped.

“It will be great to have people back at Sawyer Park again this year – last year it was just me.”

Groups will start the walk-run from Horsham Soundshell at 8.30am, 9am, 9.30am and 10am.

“This might actually suit some people better, because they can go out for breakfast or have a sleep-in and then come down and do their walk,” Ms Exell said. 

“It creates flexibility.”

Ms Exell said organisers had adhered to Mother’s Day Classic and government COVID guidelines. 

“We’ve got everything in place, such as marshals, to ensure the safety aspect,” she said.

“We will probably have a few prizes and a raffle, but there will be no presentations as such. Although we won’t have a stage, there will still be music and a great atmosphere.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing a sea of pink as we celebrate Mother’s Day.”

Ms Exell said people could register online before Sunday or at the soundshell on the day.

On-the-day registrations will be cash only.

Ms Exell said committee members had been busy organising several fundraising activities, including a movie night tomorrow.

“That sold out in three days,” she said.

“We’re going to see June Again, which is an Australian film. It’s a light, feelgood movie and fits in with the motherhood theme.”

Ms Exell said a fashion parade was also in the works.

“We’re looking at later in the year, probably spring,” she said. 

“There’s a bit going on in the background, as well as what we’re organising for Sunday.” The Mother’s Day Classic aims to honour people who have experienced breast cancer while raising money for life-saving breast cancer research. 

People can visit website for more information, including pricing, or to register. 

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