EDGELL Jog organisers will change the event's timing technology and increase its social media presence this year as the fun run continues to evolve.
The jog has had a challenging couple of years, running at a loss in 2017 and drawing 787 runners last year when the aim was 1000, but the committee is feeling positive about this year.
Committee treasurer Ray Stapley said transponders on the back of participants' bibs will replace the timing tags that were attached to participants' shoes.
"We won't have to have people taking timing tags off at the end of the race," he said.
"We had people collect them. If they didn't collect them, it cost us - there was quite an amount of money involved in that."
He said the change would reduce the committee's costs slightly and would mean fewer volunteers would be needed on the day.
"And that's a problem with most organisations - getting volunteers to help on the day," he said.
An inflatable gantry will be used as the finish section for the race this year as opposed to the previous finish section that had to be built, Mr Stapley said, and was "quite difficult and awkward".
Mr Stapley said organisers are trying to make more use of Facebook to get the word out about the jog.
"We are already getting people entering online and that's positive," he said. "We are pushing the social media side."
We are already getting people entering online and that's positive. We are pushing the social media side.
Mr Stapley said the jog committee is also looking at how other forms of technology can help the event evolve.
"We have got a meeting in a couple of weeks' time looking at livestreaming the jog," he said. "We'll be talking with some students from one of the schools.
"If that eventuates, that's something a little bit different.
"We are also talking about drones."
The Edgell Jog, first run in 1976, has faced a number of changes over the years, including a reduction in its length.
Canberra's Rorey Hunter defended his 2017 title when he won last year's race in a time of exactly 23 minutes.