Hundreds of Ballarat walkers and runners braved an early start to be part of the Mothers Day Classic to support the fight against breast cancer | GALLERY

PINK: Kalea, Kaye and Isabel are pretty in pink as they pound the pavement around Lake Wendouree for the annual Mothers Day Classic. Picture: Kate Healy
PINK: Kalea, Kaye and Isabel are pretty in pink as they pound the pavement around Lake Wendouree for the annual Mothers Day Classic. Picture: Kate Healy

Lake Wendouree was a sea of pink as about 600 people braved a chilly start to Sunday to take part in the annual Mothers Day Classic to support women and families touched by breast cancer.

Organiser Rebecca Koroneos praised the volunteers and participants for supporting the event, which was under a cloud just three months ago.

“We’ve had fantastic community support to stage the event and … send a message that it is still going after the uncertainty.”

The Ballarat contingent joined tens of thousands of other runners and walkers at Mothers Day Classic events around Australia to support the fight against breast cancer.

The annual event has raised more than $33.2 million over 21 years for National Breast Cancer Foundation research programs.