AN iconic south-west running series will make its comeback in January.
Warrnambool Athletics Club has reintroduced its Flaggy 5 summer series following a coronavirus-enforced break.
The three-week event, which includes run and walk options, will take place on Wednesday nights in conjunction with Flagstaff Hill's Day on the Hill promotions.
Warrnambool Athletics Club president Mark Gavin said it hoped residents and tourists supported the event in droves as they had done in the past.
It hopes those who took up running during restrictions will jump onboard while new members might be encouraged to sign up.
"It will be exciting to see it back on again," he said.
"We are hoping to get good numbers again, back to what they were.
"We want to see people out there running again."
The Flaggy 5, which starts and finishes at Flagstaff Hill, is planned for January 5, 12 and 19.
It has been reduced to a three-week series rather than its traditional four, owing to the Australia Day public holiday on January 26.
Each week will cost $10 per individual or $15 per family.
"This year people can pay by card which we've never had before," Gavin said.
Registrations will be taken each week between 5.15pm and 5.45pm.
Walkers will start at 5.45pm and runners from 6pm.
Warrnambool Athletic Club's summer series will include traffic control, making it a safe option for all ages.
"Having traffic control this year means if you're pushing a pram or anything you'll be OK," Gavin said.
"You won't have to go on the grass at the road area between Flagstaff Hill and the Flume entrance."
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