The Wimmera parkrun reaches an impressive milestone this Saturday, with the 100th edition of parkrun taking place at its Sawyer park course.
For those not familiar with the concept, parkrun is an international initiative that involves participants taking part in a free, timed 5km run or walk every Saturday morning.
The first Wimmera parkrun was held back in August 2018 and has since gone on to become a raging success.
Rachel Hately is the only person to complete the course in each instalment and is extremely proud of how far the event has come in a short amount of time.
"The first one was probably the biggest because a lot of people found out that it was happening and people travel around doing different ones," Hately said.
"It's definitely been good to see different people from Horsham start to participate more, and I'd say it's definitely gotten bigger.
"The numbers change each week of course depending on the weather .... but we've got our regulars that always come along and each week. There's always a few first-timers as well."
On a more personal note, this weekend is also Hately's 100th parkrun, which she has been looking forward to for a while.
"It's very exciting, I've been, ever since probably about 50 runs I was like oooh I should keep going," Hately said.
"So every time that we've planned to go away on the weekends we always have to make sure that we go after parkrun so that I can still go along and participate."
When asked of any goals she might have for the Parkrun, Hately said she hopes to keep seeing more people get involved.
"Whether they just walk or jog or run, just have a go and bring family members along or friends along and have a good time and I think just to keep the event going is a really good thing for the community."
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: