RUN AGAINST CANCER: Devon Hansen and Zarly Steffensen are ready for Kingaroy’s Mother’s Day Classic.
RUN AGAINST CANCER: Devon Hansen and Zarly Steffensen are ready for Kingaroy’s Mother’s Day Classic. Rhiannon Tuffield

Take a run for your mum

WHEN the Kingaroy Mother's Day Classic charity run was abandoned this year, Zarly Steffensen and Devon Hansen stepped up.

"I knew a lot of people went and booked it at the coast and I wanted to make sure we kept a great event in Kingaroy," Miss Steffensen said.

"It brings the community together and I think we need more of that."

The Mother's Day Classic will help fund research into breast cancer.

One in eight Australian women develop breast cancer.

This year's event involves a 4km walk, an 8km run or cheering from the sidelines.

Kingaroy's resident Elvis will make an appearance, there will be a jumping castle, face painting, slush puppies and fairy floss, massages, a sausage sizzle, pancakes and a bake and flower sale.

"It's such a fun day for the family," Miss Steffensen said.

"So why not get up, put on some silly, colourful clothes, go for a walk or run, listen to some good music and buy some flowers for your Mum."

The pair said they wanted to keep the Kingaroy event alive as an ode to women who suffered the disease.

"We know a lot of ladies who have had breast cancer," Miss Steffensen said.

"They're the strongest, most inspiring women you'll ever meet and we wanted to do it for them - to show them they're not alone."

The Kingaroy Mother's Day Classic is this Sunday, at Memorial Park from 7am with the first run at 8.45am.

Register online or on the day.

Phone Zarly on 0478 006 564 for details.

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