THOUSANDS of runners will run through the city’s laneways and past some of Bendigo’s most famous landmarks on Sunday.
The Bendigo Bank Fun Run is on again with a record amount of entries for this year’s event.
Organisers say more than 2530 people have registered the event easily surpassing the previous record.
Bendigo Health Foundation event coordinator Kiri Earl says organisers would love to crack the 3000 mark.
She said she hoped the community would continue to support one of the hospital’s major fundraisers.
Eaglehawk man Chris Hill will be among the thousands who take to the street on Sunday morning.
The 29-year-old is visually impaired.
Mr Hill has Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, a disease his mother Angela says affects your optic nerve cells.
“All the cells have died off which means he can’t send any messages through,” she said.
Mr Hill has had this disease for the past 10 years.
He said he can only see shadows and shapes.
Mr Hill said the disease had made it hard to do some things but says he wanted to take part in the annual fun run.
“I have become more independent and I wanted to do the fun run,” he said.
“Someone mentioned the run to me so I thought why not get involved.”
Mr Hill said he was taking part in the five-kilometre course.
Vision Australia Bendigo's Steve Monigatti will run alongside Mr Hill.
Sunday's fun run will also include a 10-kilometre and 15-kilometre course.
Registrations for the fun run will be taken up to the start of the event.
Race packs can be collected from the Bendigo Bank central branch on Friday between 10am and 4pm or Saturday between 9am and 11.30am.
Organisers say if people can't collect their race pack during those times then they will be available to collect on the day.
For more information visit the Bendigo Health website.
Don't miss the Bendigo Advertiser on Monday for a special 12-page Bendigo Health Fun Run souvenir lift-out featuring times for all competitors, pictures and stories.