Join in fun on Mother’s Day

May 10, 2017

Katamatite Mother's Day Classic organisers Helen Matthies, June Wood and Gill Lawless are encouraging people to participate in the event on Sunday.

Katamatite will be turning pink this Sunday as people gather for a special cause on Mother’s Day.

The annual Katamatite Mother’s Day Classic will be run once again on May 14, with people able to participate in a 4km walk or run to raise funds for breast cancer research and support.

Co-organisers Gill Lawless and June Wood said the event raised about $2000 each year, which was a fantastic effort from the participants.

The day will kick off with a stretch and warm-up session in the morning, before the official event starts at 9am with the run, then the walk at 9.10am.

A minute’s silence will also be held during the morning for those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.

‘‘We start off at the footy ground and then move out and walk along the creek. We try to take in as much of the town that we can,’’ Mrs Wood said.

‘‘This is by no means a race. People can go at their own pace and just enjoy each other’s company.’’

Also on display in the clubrooms will be a tribute wall, with people encouraged to write messages on tribute cards and explain who they are running or walking for.

At the conclusion of the event, everyone is invited to the Recreation Reserve clubrooms to enjoy morning tea and a chat.

‘‘We have a raffle on offer for those who want to get involved, ’’ Mrs Lawless said.

‘‘All money raised on the day goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, all of our time is volunteered and everything associated with running the day has been donated.

‘‘It is a great day to be a part of and we encourage everyone to dress up in pink on the day and really get into the spirit,’’ Mrs Lawless said.

●Anyone who wants to get involved can register online at and search for the Katamatite event. Early bird/online entries are $20 per adult and $10 per child and close at midnight today.

People can also turn up on the day and register in person, which costs $25 per adult and $15 for a child (cash only).

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