A sea of pink departed Neilson Park on Sunday, 14 May, as walkers and runners contested the inaugural Coonabarabran Mother’s Day Classic, while helping to raise funds for breast-cancer research.
The event was one of hundreds held across Australia on Mother’s Day.
Now in its 20th year, the initiative has proven to be a fun, healthy and inspirational way to bring families and communities together.
Coonabarabran Health Services manager and Classic organiser, Sue Berry, said she was pleased with the turnout on the day.
“We had more than 50 people register on the day, from mums with babies in prams, up to people in their late 70s,” Mrs Berry said.
“There was even a couple who were passing through town that decided to extend their visit and participate in the eight kilometre run, paying tribute to their 39-year-old daughter who had died from cancer.
“The whole day went really well and we had a lot of support from people in town.”
Mrs Berry said she was also appreciative of the donations offered by local businesses for prizes.
“We raised $4000 on the day, which was an amazing result.
“The weekend has already stimulated ideas for next year,” she said.
“Yes, there will be another classic next year - we’ve learnt a lot from this year’s event and we can’t wait to run it again!”
Margaret Robinson, pictured with granddaughters Huntah Robinson, and Madi and Taneya Watton, dressed in pink for the Mother’s Day Classic.