Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Classic '12

This morning Katie, Mel and I braved the cold of the Ballarat morning to complete the Mother's Day Classic. A sea of pink, Ballarat people all trekked out to the Dowling Forest Racecourse for the run/walk, in a growing community event in it's fifth year here.

Following the warm up, and the minutes silence to remember those lost to breast cancer and to make the reason for the raising of funds and awareness of the day all the more heightened, the runners were set off on their way up the hill for their 7km course - Katie among them. Mel and I set off on the 4km walk, brisk to ward off the chilly wind, around the outer edge of the race track.

The sun did it's best to peek out, and the rain held off til we had finished and left for home, which was awesome! Walking on the horse trotting track, sand in places to add to the challenge, the morning walk was lovely.

Moved out here in a quest to have more space, I know it meant many people did not actually come out for the day, planning breakfasts in town for Mother's Day in the morning. A shame not to be walking around Ballarat's iconic lake, but the new venue certainty put on many of the trimmings with a BBQ, coffee cart, face painting, a jumping castle, and stalls. Another day of really great and important community feel, all for the very important cause of breast cancer research. Well done to everyone who completed the run/walk, and everyone who cheered us all on and put the day together!

Happy Mother's Day to every Mum. And ladies - check your breasts!

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