VOLUNTEER TEAM: Jaccqui Beale, Kylie Douglas and Jenny Hockey took charge of the finish line.
VOLUNTEER TEAM: Jaccqui Beale, Kylie Douglas and Jenny Hockey took charge of the finish line. Michael Doyle

Mitchell covered in pink for Mother's Day

SMILING faces and a sea of pink flooded the outskirts of Mitchell for the annual Mother's Day Classic.

For the sixth consecutive year, the small town hosted the event raising money for breast cancer research.

Participants were offered either a 4km or 8km course to run or walk for the morning.

Away from the track, cakes sales and donations were being made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

A sausage sizzle as well as tea and coffee greeted runners and walkers when they crossed the finish line.

Co-ordinator Kylie Douglas said she and her volunteer team were thrilled to be able to host the event again.

"I keep doing this because I believe in it,” she said.

"We do not do this for the numbers, we do it because we love it.”

People came from as far as Roma to be a part of the annual morning event.

Travellers who were not part of the run joined in, offering donations before leaving town.

Volunteer Jacqui Beale said the morning was special because of the effect breast cancer has on the wider community.

"This day is important because breast cancer has touched everyone in some way,” she said.

"All of us here have been touched by it in one way or another.”