ACTIVE: Stephen Jackson, Harper Jackson and Ebony Banes, taking part in the Hamilton Island Mother’s Day Classic.
ACTIVE: Stephen Jackson, Harper Jackson and Ebony Banes, taking part in the Hamilton Island Mother’s Day Classic.

Olympians heading to Hamilton

TWO Olympic stars, Libby Trickett and Eloise Wellings, will visit Hamilton Island this weekend for the Active Women's weekend and annual Mother's Day Classic.

Wellings was the first Australian athlete selected for the Rio Olympics while Trickett had a long history on the world stage for swimming.

Together with a raft of presenters, Libby Trickett and Eloise Wellings will be a part of an exciting weekend aimed at encouraging an active lifestyle for women of all ages.

Since its creation in 1988, the Mothers Day Classic has raised over $27 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and is now held in over 100 locations across Australia.

Although the Mother's Day Classic forms the centrepiece of the weekend, other active options such as parkrun and the Dent Dash can also be competed in at Hamilton Island.

There are yoga sessions, a run technique clinic, a nutrition presentation, paddle boarding, open air movies, star gazing walks, activities for children, a visualisation and self-belief workshop, a strength training for women session and an open forum "Chatter that Matters", which is a pre-dinner chat.

The open forum will allow attendees to ask the guest presenters questions about any aspect of an active lifestyle as a woman or mother.

Even the partners haven't been forgotten in this event, with a session explaining the characteristics of a supportive partner to assist the active women in their relationships.

The program commences on the evening of Friday, May 6 and will conclude on Monday, May 9 - over the Mother's Day weekend.

To cater for everyone, the program has been designed to be as flexible as possible, with participants able to be involved in as much or as little as they like.

Most of the sessions are free and open to guests, day visitors, staff and residents of Hamilton Island.

The Mother's Day Classic, which is managed directly by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, has a registration fee and all proceeds go directly to the projects supported by the foundation.

Session times can be viewed on the Hamilton Island Active Women's Weekend website.


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