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Start the day at the Toc. Classic

By Southern Riverina News

Before you take mum out for a delicious meal for Mother’s Day, why not start the day with a run around Tocumwal.

The Mother’s Day Classic is on again this year and is suitable for all ages.

Keen runners and joggers can choose to run 8km or 4km, whilst those who just want to take it easy can do the 4km walk.

Starting at the Tocumwal Recreation Reserve, the Classic winds its way to Town Beach then along the River Walk and Levee Bank to the Old Bridge wind your back to the Foreshore before finishing at Rec Reserve.

The event raises money for research into breast cancer, and last year raised more than $2400.

Event co-ordinator Kim Sutton said the morning is the perfect way to start the day.

‘‘What’s great with the Mother’s Day Classic is people can choose what they want to do,’’ she said.

‘‘If you can’t walk or run, we’re seeking volunteers to help out with registrations, course management, medal distribution and standing at various checkpoints.

‘‘It’s a great community event and we’re raising money for breast cancer research.

‘‘It’s the perfect way for families to start the day.

‘‘Last year we had 130 participants and we’re hoping that number can increase this year.’’

The Mother’s Day Classic has been running in Tocumwal for eight years and is the only charity run being held locally on the day.

The Mother’s Day Classic is Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser with funds raised going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

More than $2.8 million was raised Australia wide in 2017, bringing the overall total raised by the Mother’s Day Classic to $33.2 million

You can register as an individual, family or as a team. To register visit www.mothersdayclassic.com.au.