The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is expected to the go ahead in Port Macquarie-Hastings this weekend
The 42km, 21km or 10km trail race through Burrawan State Forest is scheduled to start from 6.30am on Sunday, September 26.
The race runs through state forest near Port Macquarie and Wauchope.
Race director Kerry Williams said runners will notified of their individual start time, there will be no spectators and a secondary race will be held on October 10 for those that can't run this weekend.
"It's a huge feeling just to be able to get racers to run. There has been so many restrictions, but to know that 12 months of work has been put in place to make it safe is fantastic," Mrs Williams said.
"The first year was pure excitement, the second year we moved location of the start two days out and we had COVID to deal with. This year is no different, there are more restrictions and we're facing those challenges.
"The course itself is a beautiful area to run or walk through. There are sections with very big out trees, little hills and a run past a waterfall.
"If you can do a Parkrun (5km) you could do the 10km. You don't have to be a professional runner, you can even hike or walk the whole thing because the course suits everyone."
Mrs Williams said the event will be abiding by the Public Health Orders at the time of the event and all runners will be from non-lockdown areas.
"We are taking on extra precautions with a no touch system, everything is pre-bagged, everyone will have a QR sign in and there are hygiene and hand sanitisers in place," she said.
"Runners and volunteers will wear masks from their cars, through check in and to the startline until they are over the starting mat. Masks will be back on coming into checkpoints, transition and finish."
Mrs Williams said the majority of runners are from the Port Macquarie-Hastings local government area.
Runners who cannot attend due to the NSW lockdown have the option to donate their attendance back to the race, have race credit across a 12 month period for any of our events or have their entry deferred to another race, she said.
Organisers are also planning to host a Halloween Dusk to Dawn trail run on October 30 and 31 this year.
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