THE region’s distance runners are primed for the Capital to Coast challenge, which starts on Friday.
The event is in its third year and will finish on Sunday.
Entries have grown from 30 in 2012 to 75 this year.
The event covers 100km from Canberra to the coast in six stages.
The stages are around 15km, three stages run on Saturday and Sunday.
A 10km prologue is conducted round Lake Burley Griffin on Friday evening.
Entries have come from individuals who will run all stages, teams of two or three or mixed, members of which will run various stages.
The course utilises back roads through rural areas from Braidwood to the Batemans Bay area, from there using more back roads and the old Princes Highway to finish on the Coast at Huskisson.
The event is the brainchild of Kevyn Davis and Bob Redenbach and the event has attracted entries from ACT, Sydney and local distance runners.