However, competitors got their skates on, so to speak, and 353 entries were received by the deadline.
That's a praiseworthy number of people supporting this annual event overseen by
the Brigg and District Branch of the Royal British Legion.
It will take place this coming Sunday morning, October 29, with competitors running from Brigg town centre to Cadney and back.
Many spectators will be lining the route to encourage those taking part.
The Brigg and District Branch of the Royal British Legion oversees this popular race.
It starts at 10.45am from the Market Place.
PICTURED: Some of the runners who took part in the 2016 event.