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Bookings are now open for the annual Mother's Day Classic, with over 70 locations around the country confirmed where people can take part. 

Devonport and Launceston are among the destinations to play host to the event for the first time in 24 years, to help raise money for breast cancer research.

The local location events will be smaller and more informal than in previous years, due to restrictions on public gatherings, and people are being encouraged to book early to secure a spot, with numbers limited.

Mother’s Day Classic CEO, Zara Lawless says while the events will be small in size, they'll be big on community spirit.

“After having to go virtual last year, the Mother’s Day Classic is returning in 2021 with local community participation," she said.

"We are very excited to open bookings today for all these locations across the country where Mother’s Day Classic Local supporters can don their pink attire, connect with the MDC community, and take part in the event together on Mother’s Day in a COVID-safe manner.”

Local event manager Nikki Long says this year participants can run their own race.

"An added bonus is you can choose any distance, you can choose to do it anywhere, you can come to our local locations, it's your race," she said.

"You can walk, you can run, you can even get your dogs involved this year for the first time ever."

The Mothers Day Classic has been running for 24 years, with 1.5 million participants.

The event has raised $38 million for research into breast cancer, which kills 8 Australians every day.

It's being held on May 9.