And they’re off in this picture from our archives.
It shows the start of the Street Lane seven-mile run in Denby.
It was taken on December 23, 1983 and shows a good field of runners - all men and junior boys it appears to us - taking part in this one.
If you were one of the runners, or helped organise the race, then get in touch and tell us more.
Perhaps you know who the winners were that year and can give us the names.