Runners better dust off their shoes and start stretching the calves because the Maitland River Run is almost here.
After being postponed, the annual running event will return to Central Maitland on November 1.
Events director, of H Events, Paul Humphreys said the organisation was thrilled to be holding popular event but there would be new restrictions.
"We are Maitland locals and we are runners," Mr Humphreys said.
"One positive to come from COVID is that people really appreciate the outdoors and being active. We are so happy that we can run these events.
"We love the Maitland River Run and Maitland Triathlon."
The River Run is actually a combination of five races - a half marathon, 12 kilometre (3 laps of 4 kilometres), 8 kilometres (2 laps of 4 kilometres), 4 kilometres (1 lap) and the unique local Mile.
A strict limit of 350 runners, which normally is 700, has been set to comply with COVID-19 gathering rules.
Mr Humphreys said people needed to adhere social distancing during the event.
"People must socially distance and avoid normal things such as hugging, kissing and high fives. We want to run the event but we have to avoid too much close contact with competitors and spectators," he said.
"Spots are going fast, we've already had 280 entrants."
The Maitland River Run will be held on Sunday, November 1 in the Maitland CBD with the first event beginning at 6.30am.
For more information on the course or entry information visit www.maitlandriverrun.net or call Paul Humphreys on 49348138.
Online entries have closed, but race day entry details are available at the Riverlink building on the corner of High and Bulwer Streets.
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