IT'S not quite breakfast in bed but this year's Mother's Day Classic at Tannum Sands exceeded expectations with organisers running out of registration cards and medals to give away to participants.

Earlier in the week registrations for the fun run, which raises money for breast cancer, were hovering around the 300 mark.

But with an additional 100 or so runners and walkers signing up on the day, organiser of the event Sarah Rice was very excited to see so many people come out and get behind the cause.

"The vibe was electric," Mrs Rice said.

"It's the first time we've done it and we couldn't have done it without the army of helpers. "I'm proud of everyone."

With the final tally of donations yet to be counted, before today the Mother's Day Classic had already raised $7,000.

"If we smash $10,000 I'll be really happy but every little bit helps," Mrs Rice said.

With last year's Mother's Day Classic committee needing a break after six years in the job, Mrs Rice and her team of fluffy pink breasted organisers took up the challenge to keep the event going.

"If we didn't take it on this year it wouldn't have happened," Mrs Rice said. "It's a great community event and clearly it's something the community loves and supports."

For Mrs Rice the fun run was bitter sweet, having never been able to meet her husband's mum who died from cancer at a young age.

"It's good to raise this kind of awareness because it's nothing to be ashamed of," she said.

"There are lots of girls here today who have been affected in some way."

Mum Penny Palfrey --- who tackled the 8km run --- said it was a nice way to spend her mother's day.

"It's great to see so many people doing something fun and physical," she said.

"It's better than breakfast in bed but we will be going to brunch.

"This is a good cause…and I think we'll be back next year," she said.



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