EDGELL Jog organisers are waiting for confirmation that Bathurst Regional Council will help cover the costs of the event's traffic management again this year.
But the committee's treasurer Ray Stapley is confident that help will be forthcoming, allowing the event to run for a 44th time.
"I'm sure that we will get their [council's] support; they want it to go on," Mr Stapley said.
"We're batting on anyway. You have to. You can't afford to wait until July [to hear from council].
"We have to plan for this [the jog] in January, February. We have to go on as if it is going to operate no matter what."
The jog has had a challenging couple of years, running at a loss in 2017 and drawing 787 runners last year when the target was 1000.
The jog committee does not have a multi-year commitment from council for financial help, but instead applies each year.
Mr Stapley, who has been involved with the jog since the 1990s, said the traffic management costs for the event in 2019 will be about $15,000 and the committee hopes council will cover about half that amount.
"We should find out in the next few weeks," he said.
"They [council] normally let us know in July. We have not heard as yet, but we're pretty positive."
Mr Stapley said Midwest Traffic Management, which provides the traffic operations for the jog, donates some of its time.
"But it is an Orange organisation and they have to bring their staff down on a Sunday [for the jog]," Mr Stapley said.
In terms of participant numbers, he said the committee is still aiming for around the 1000 mark this year.
"If we can get between 800 and 1000 runners or walkers we can keep the jog going," he said.
"We don't want to increase the cost of it. It's one of the cheapest fun runs in the state and it has some good prizes thanks to supporters and sponsors.
"We certainly won't be pushing the price up."