GETTING SET: Mother’s Day Classic organiser Aime Salkeld gets a hurry-up from her kids Harrison, 6 and Lily, 3 on a training run for the event on Sunday. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN
GETTING SET: Mother’s Day Classic organiser Aime Salkeld gets a hurry-up from her kids Harrison, 6 and Lily, 3 on a training run for the event on Sunday. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN

Be in the running for a great Mum’s Day

AIME Salkeld is hoping to double the number of participants at this year's Mother's Day Classic.

The organiser and owner of Waves Fitness in Yamba said she was confident this year's event was going to be "bigger and better" than 2013.

"We had 300 participants last year so I hope we get at least another 200," Mrs Salkeld said.

"It's such a great event, everyone dresses up and it really brings the community together."

Registrations for this Sunday's charity race opens at 6.30am and the races start from 8am.

"It's a bit later in the morning this year, so hopefully that entices a few more people," Mrs Salkeld said.

"Plus there will be lots of marquees set up and stalls, face painting and a jumping castle - so it will be a really fun morning for everyone."

That even includes those who don't like running.

"Don't be concerned if you can't run the distance, you can walk too," she said.

Mrs Salkeld said without the help of her 50 or so volunteers, she could not have organised such a great event.

"The proceeds go to the Mother's Day Classic raising money for breast cancer, so everyone should get involved this Mother's Day."

MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC
WHERE: Ford Park, Yamba
WHEN: Sunday, May 11
REGISTRATION: Register on the day starting from 6.30am or at Waves Gym on Saturday between noon-3pm
COST: Adult $20, student/health card holder $12, child (16 years and under) $10, family (two adults and up to four children) $50, family (one adult and up to four children) $30
START TIMES: 5km and 10km run starts at 8am; 2km walk starts at 9am



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