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Justine and Flynn Harrington, 13.

Justine and Flynn Harrington, 13.

BENDIGO's Justine Harrington has participated in Bendigo's Mother's Day Classic every year since it started six years ago.

Mrs Harrington and her son Flynn, 13, ran the eight-kilometre course at Sunday's event.

"We do it with family every year to support breast cancer sufferers," she said.

"This year has a more specific meaning for us because a friend of the family is suffering breast cancer at the moment.

"It's great to see so many people here. There are always little people in prams and it's a great atmosphere."

Mrs Harrington is preparing for another challenge – walking 60 kilometres in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in February for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

"There are 11 of us and we're hoping to raise $50,000," she said.

The team is called Team Teal – Walking to Heal. Find them on facebook for more information: www.facebook.com/bendigoteamteal

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