East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

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Mothers Day Classic - Sunday 14th May

East Gippsland has something for everyone this coming week. There are markets, music and adventure on offer. 

To check out everything that is on in the region this week click here 


Bairnsdale  Mothers Day Classic is back for another year. There is still time to register and be involved.  


Where: Howitt Park pump track, Bairnsdale

When: Sunday 14th May, 2023

Distances and times:

  • 9.00am - Run 10km
  • 9.00am - Run 5km
  • 9.00am - Walk 5km

Facebook: MDC Bairnsdale Event 

The 10km run and 5km walk/ run starts at the Howitt Park pump track on the north side of Howitt Park. The course runs along the north side of the Mitchell River towards the Lind Bridge. At the Lind Bridge the 5km runners and walkers will turn around and return to the start point, 10km runners will continue over the bridge and run along the south side of the river to Picnic Point, and return along the course.


Runners and walkers completing the 5km course will go to the Lind Bridge and back to the starting point.


Runners completing the 10km course will cross over the Lind Bridge and continue along the south side of the river towards Picnic Point. At the 5km mark they will turn around and return to the starting point.

Getting there & parking

Parking is available at the Howitt Park adjacent to the start and finish line.

On the day facilities

The Check-in area
Check- in is adjacent to the start line under the pink marquee.

Male and female toilets are located in the neighbouring Howitt Park playground at the top of the hill next to the yellow slide.

On the day you'll be able to donate funds via the collection tins or via the SMS donation number (simply text MDC 0488 849 632).

First aid
All MDC Local Events will have a qualified first aid officer on site.

Food & drink
A coffee van will be present at the event.

Prizes for best dressed, raffle & music.

Please make sure your dogs are well behaved and on a lead.

Wheelchair and pram friendly.  

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This event will be conducted in accordance with any relevant state and federal government guidelines, public health directives and other government law, regulations or directions.


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