While 2020 has been a year of change, organisers of the Women's 5K Walk-Run say the event will go ahead.
Instead of a mass gathering, this year's Cancer Council Tasmania fundraiser will be held virtually, due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic.
With the theme of 'Do it for Her', CCT fundraising and events coordinator Melanie Knight said rather than a single event being held in Launceston, registrations are now being taken across the state.
"The theme is dedicated to the idea that you can run, in memorial, as a tribute, or for someone who is unwell and maybe going through treatment or a diagnosis themselves," she said.
"We might be in the middle of a pandemic, but we still have people receiving a cancer diagnosis, while in the middle of a quarantine situation.
"Cancer doesn't care about COVID, but fortunately we have been able to turn the event around, to become an online activity."
IN OTHER NEWS
Runners and walkers can participate any time from Friday, September 11 and 4pm Sunday, September 13.
Until Monday, June 29 there is also 20 per cent discount on the $25 registration fee.
Olympic marathon runner Milly Clark has joined the event as this year's ambassador, and will be sharing her training and fitness tips along the way.
Ms Clark said she was hoping to get as many people involved as possible.
"Running is one of those things, all you need is a pair of shoes and a good spot," she said.
"This year with it being online, you can pick your time and pick your course.
"I feel like I have seen a lot more people out running since COVID came into the picture. So I guess you need to look at some of the positives of all of this."
Participants can run or walk wherever they like and the event is totally inclusive.
All funds raised will stay in the state to help the more than nine Tasmanians who are diagnosed with cancer on a daily basis.
Those who raise more than $200 will also receive a free t-shirt.
For more information or to register visit womens5k.org.au.
Sign up to one of our newsletters: