STEVE Moneghetti says he is delighted at the prospect of having so many people cross the line ahead of him on Saturday morning.
The Australian running legend is volunteering as tail walker for the 200th edition of Ballarat ParkRun in Victoria Park.
Runners are encouraged to wear a touch of green and gold to celebrate the free, weekly fun run milestone.
Moneghetti has been a proud supporter of the event since the international movement launched in Ballarat in 2015 and has volunteered at the event 55 times in his hometown.
This time he will be the final participant to cross the line.
"I'm delighted. I helped set up the Ballarat ParkRun and it's become such an established event," Moneghetti said. "Anything to help get people active is a good thing."
Ballarat ParkRun averages 166 participants each week on the five-kilometre course.
ParkRun is open to anyone from four years old and up. Participants can walk or run or do a bit of both. The aim is to finish the course at your own pace and be part of a community event.
To enter, you only need to register once with ParkRun Australia to receive a barcode that will log your time for any ParkRun across the nation.
Moneghetti said the event was a great chance for people who might not engage much in exercise to start moving more.
ParkRun Ballarat starts 8am from near the inclusive playground by Sturt Street.
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