Felicity Jorgensen and co-ordinator Claire Kapernick cross the line after running eight kilometres

May 16, 2023

More than 50 people took part in the annual Mother’s Day Classic fun run along the South Burnett Rail Trail at Wondai on Sunday.

This is the “pinkest” event held every year in the South Burnett, with funds raised from entry fees and raffles going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research.

This year’s event raised more than $1800!

The Wondai Lions Club also hosted a sausage sizzle which raised another $143 for the cause.

The Mother’s Day Classic has been held in the South Burnett since 2012, originally in Kingaroy before shifting to Wondai in 2017.

Over that time, the event has raised thousands of dollars.

But the Wondai runners (and walkers) weren’t the only people hitting the bitumen in pink on Mother’s Day.

Similar events were held in about 75 other locations around Australia, with a total of about 60,000 participants across the nation.

The Foundation says more than 1.5 million people have participated in the Mothers Day Classic across Australia over the past 26 years, raising $41.45 million.

[Photos: Ros Heit & Mother’s Day Classic team] 

Related articles:

Co-ordinator Mick Freeman, right, gets ready to see the runners off on Sunday morning
“The Rack Pack” were a team running in support of a Kingaroy resident who is currently undergoing cancer treatment … friends and family came from as far away as the Sunshine Coast
Everyone was invited to take part … Jenna Heit with her son Alex (and three dogs)
Cr Kathy Duff crosses the finishing line in style
Wondai Lions put on a sausage sizzle to help raise even more funds



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