Batemans Bay was awash with pink tutus, wigs and hats on Sunday for the Mother’s Day Classic, in support of breast cancer research.
The rain held off for the fourth annual fundraising event at Corrigans Beach Reserve, with upwards of 250 people hitting the pavement for a 6km run and 4km walk.
Organiser Helen McFarlane expected funds raised to exceed the 2016 tally, which added up to nearly $7000.
A breast cancer survivor, Mrs McFarlane said every dollar raised helped with the prevention and treatment of the disease.
“Sadly, everybody knows somebody affected by cancer – whether it be a family member or a friend,” Mrs McFarlane said.
“Even Batemans Bay itself has lost a few (breast cancer sufferers) in the last few weeks.”
Crossing the line as the first female in the 6km run was Karena Durden and her furry sidekick, Oreo.
The pair was an unbeatable force, preparing for the event with weekly runs and parkruns.
“He does pretty well for his little legs,” Ms Durden said of her Maltese/Poodle cross.
“He just loves it. Having dogs or people up ahead to chase, he’ll just go for it.”
The occupational therapist said personal experience with cancer prompted her to take part in the event.
“I work at the hospital … so I see a lot of people with cancer and those who are really affected by it,” she said.
“It’s a great cause – anything that’s raising money to help find treatments and cures is a good thing.”
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