The Heritage Burnie Ten will be a virtual event in 2020, the Burnie City Council announced on Thursday.
Mayor Steve Kons said the decision was in relation to COVID-19.
"Due to the COVID-19 public health uncertainty surrounding large-scale public-participation events like The Heritage Burnie Ten in the months ahead, the race will go virtual this year," he said.
The news follows an announcement by Peter Gutwein on Wednesday that outdoor gatherings would increase to 500 on Friday from 12pm.
How it works:
Registered participants will complete their chosen 5 or 10 kilometre race at any time from October 17 to October 18, at a location of their choice.
Registrations for the event will open from September 1, 2020. Fees will be reduced for both the 5 and 10 kilometre races. Once registered, athletes will receive a confirmation email with a PDF of their race bib attached.
Participants will be invited to submit their time online after completing their chosen distance, and race medallions will be awarded.
Cr Kons said virtual races could provide a stepping stone to help individuals build the confidence they need to enter a mass-gathered race when restrictions ease.
"It is a relatively new concept, and we think it will be fun," he said.