Get set for Mother’s Day Classic

Angela Jones and Rachael Bye at the Sale Botanic Gardens, where the 2022 Mother's Day Classic will take place on Sunday, May 8.Photo: Tom Parry

Registrations for this year’s Mother’s Day Classic are now open, with new and returning participants being invited to join.

The annual charity fun-run is resuming its traditional, in-person format after two years of virtual events.

In Sale, the event is promoted by Footprints Foundation, a local non-for-profit organisation that supports women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Footprints Foundation treasurer Rachael Bye and secretary Angela Jones are both encouraging the public to support the event on Sunday, May 8.

Ms Bye said that by participating, “you’re actually supporting people that are a currently going through treatment, (have) been through treatment, people unfortunately that have passed – it’s a real connection for all those people.”

Numerous activities are being lined-up for the day, with keen joggers able to partake in either the 8km or 4km runs.

Those people who enjoy a more leisurely stroll can take part in the 4km walk.

A barbecue and coffee van will be on-hand to provide food and refreshments, along with a face-painting stall to entertain the young and young-at-heart.

Additionally, there will be Tribute Wall for those who have lost loved ones to breast cancer, where they can leave messages of support.

All money raised on the day will go towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides funding for research into the disease.

It’s a cause which is of extra significance to Ms Bye and Ms Jones, who are both survivors of breast cancer.

“From my experience, the treatment I had back in 2013 actually wasn’t available 10 years prior, so research is the key,” Ms Bye said.

Ms Jones can vouch for that assessment, having undergone treatment for breast cancer a second time after being re-diagnosed in 2019.

“The difference between the two cycles of chemo was enormous,” Ms Jones said.

As with previous years, Sale’s run will take place in the Sale Botanic Gardens on Guthridge Parade.

Registrations for the 2022 Mother’s Day Classic close on Friday, May 6 at 12 noon, with discounts available for early entries.

Anybody wishing to register for the event can do so online at