Parramatta Park

Mother's Day Classic 2018

Sunday May 13

Parramatta Park

The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. A fun, healthy and inspirational community event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer, all funds raised are directed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The event plays an important role in raising the profile of breast cancer and the need for research within the community. We anticipate a participation level of up to 5,000 participants at Parramatta Park this year.

Since the first event in 1998, over half a million men, women and children have walked or run in the Mother’s Day Classic and raised $27 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

This year’s event will be held at more than 100 locations across Australia. Every state and territory capital city will be holding events, as will many regional centres and country towns.

Event information

The Mother’s Day Classic, a 4km & 8km run/walk around Parramatta Park, will be held at Cattle Paddock on Sunday 13 May. We are expecting approximately 5,000 participants.

Event set up will commence on Friday 11 May, and conclude on Monday 14 May. For the safety and enjoyment of participants Parramatta Park will be closed to vehicles from 5:45am – 1:00pm on Sunday 13 May.

Participants will arrive from 6:30am, and the event will conclude at 12:00pm. Amplified sound will be controlled from the main stage throughout the morning.

We have strongly encouraged participants to utilise public transport.

For specific event information, visit the Mother's Day Classic websiteFacebook page or event or see their Frequently Asked Questions

Changes in traffic conditions

Coming to Parramatta Park to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday? Plan ahead!

Parramatta Park Trust wishes to advise park users there will be changed traffic conditions on Saturday 10 March due to the annual Mother's Day Classic event being held in the Park. See event map.

The Park will be a pedestrian zone from 5.45am on Sunday 13 May with no vehicles permitted to enter until 1pm on Sunday 13 May - this means no parking is available in the park for this event.

The Park remains open to pedestrians and is wheelchair accessible, however some areas may have access restrictions for this event. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

The Park will reopen to vehicles  at 1pm on Sunday 13 May 2018. 

Noise and event hotline

There is an event and noise hotline  that will be monitored and available on event day (Sunday 13 May) only as follows: Mother's Day Classic Western Sydney Hotline - 1300 762 241 

Parking and transport information

There is no parking available in Parramatta Park for this event. Vehicles are not permitted to enter or park from 5.45am to 1pm on Sunday 13 May 2018.

Parking is limited in the surrounding areas and we encourage patrons to use public transport to attend this event. 

Visit our How to get to Parramatta Park page or plan your trip via the NSW Transport website

If driving, please check the Parramatta City Council website or use their handy interactive parking map for the nearest parking stations.

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