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Mother’s Day Classic full of cheerful, pink runners

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Port Hedland was overrun by a sea of pink on Sunday as locals gathered to take part in the annual Mothers Day Classic

More than 300 Port Hedland residents were up bright and early to take part in the national initiative aimed at raising money for Breast Cancer research.

In it’s eighth year in Port Hedland, the annual event saw even the smallest of puppies dressed in pink for the 4km walk and 6km run.

Leading up to the beginning of the event, runners and walkers were treated to a session of Zumba led by Wanangkurra Stadiums’ Jackie Lindley. First to cross the line was Nathan Groch followed closely by Marlene Lootz, two of Port Hedland’s fastest and most skilled runners.

Winners for the best dressed team was no surprise, going to the Flower Pots formed from Baler Primary School teachers as they pranced around in their pink pots and flourishing flowers.

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The police of Port and South Hedland were the highest fundraising team, raising $1607.50.

After the race, walkers, runners, pups and bubs were treated to a cooling down session of yoga overlooking the Port Hedland inlet.

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