Some things are worth getting out of bed for.
Despite state-wide weather warnings, dozens of runners and walkers put on their pinkest outfits and made their way to Corrigans Reserve for this year’s Mothers Day Classic.
The six-kilometre run, or four-kilometre walk, is held every year to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.
Record numbers signed up this year, as the event continues to grow in popularity.
Organiser Helen McFarlane said although the weather put off some participants on the day, lots of early registrations meant it all evened out.
“There was good and bad – it was our best year for online registrations, with more than double the usual number of people registering early,” she said.
“But because the weather was so bad, it scared a lot of people off, and our on the day registrations were down. So it balanced itself out.”
Organisers said the wild and woolly weather was typical of the day.
“If you want to break a drought in Batemans Bay, hold a Mother’s Day Classic run,” the MC told the crowd.
Buckets of funds were raised over the weekend, to match the buckets of rain.
“We had a great day, and the fund raising is going really well,” Ms McFarlane said.
“We’re creeping toward the $10,000 mark.
“Batemans Bay is such an awesome community, everyone rallies around you."
Ms McFarlane said one super-mum had put in plenty of fund raising hard yards.
“Ashley Frigo has raised over $2000 on her own,” Ms McFarlane said.
“She’s had cancer herself. She’s only young, and after all her treatment she was able to get pregnant and has a baby now.
“I’ve had breast cancer too, so it’s amazing to see Ashley’s achievement.”
Tiny tots to nannas were represented in the event, with a few furry family members excited to be out and about too.
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