The Stawell Gift takes months to plan - rightly so for such an important event on the athletic calendar.
The Gift is the last event of the racing season. Hundreds of athletes flock to Central Park for the Easter event to enjoy the labour of love by many volunteers.
Stawell Athletic Club's administration manager Wendy Hopwood said everything really ramps up in October.
"We have our annual general meeting in October," she said.
"That's when we set our ticket prices, applying for permits, organising food vans and updating all the plans.
"Once Christmas hits it's all go."
Mrs Hopwood said in the week before the event it's a bit of waiting for it to arrive.
"Everything is done, now we just wait for the athletes to arrive," she said.
"They don't arrive until Good Friday when they come and collect all their passes."
The turf of Central Park on which the Gift is run is commonly accepted as one of the elite grounds in Australian athletics and it is by no mistake that this is the case.
"The shire will survey the oval on Thursday and we put the pole lines down. That's the first outside line and inside line and begin to mark the track," committee member Robert Irvine said.
"The last time the grass will be cut is Thursday morning.
"On Good Friday we start bringing out all the equipment such as the finish line headboards and tents."
Mr Irvine said the grass will be cut again on Sunday.
"We don't have to remove everything, we just lift stuff back," he said.
"If you look on Monday you can see a small growth under the ropes.
"There's a lot to the event. People think that it all just happens but there's a lot of things that go on and need to be planned out for the event."
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