The 2019 Zatopek:10 will be the 10th that we've covered from behind the camera. Look back at our favourite photos.
The meet, named after the Czech distance running legend Emil Zatopek, is a celebration of distance running and hosts Australia's most prestigious 10,000m track races.
Josphat Menjo, the world's fastest runner over 10000m in 2010 thanks to a solo 26:56.74 in Turku, was the clear winner of the 50th running of the Zatopek race that year. The Kenyan stopped the clock in 27:39.80, to win by 26 seconds from Ben St Lawrence.
The 50th running of the meet was the final to take place at Olympic Park.
A rain soaked track greeted runners for the 2009 event. Here Lisa Weightman leads Lara Tamsett, eventual winner Eloise Wellings (obscured), with early pacesetter Nikki Chapple at the back of the lead pack. Five women broke 32 minutes 30 seconds on the night.
Emmanuele Bett defended his 2011 title in 2012 with a run of 27:59.23.
The loneliness of a long distance runner. The silhouetted figure of a competitor in the women's 10,000m runs around the rain sodden Olympic Park track.
American Neely Spence took out the 2012 title in 32:16.51.
A ray of sunshine. Future Australian 1500m record holder Linden Hall runs into the light on a bleak Melbourne day during the Ondieki junior 3000m at the 2010 Zatopek:10 meet.
A double rainbow forms over the scoreboard at the 2016 Zatopek:10.
A strong lead pack in the 2009 race with everyone within frame having represented Australia at the world cross country during their career. Michael Shelley and David McNeill leads the field which includes Collis Birmingham, Martin Dent, Ben St Lawrence, Mark Tucker, Jeff Hunt and Liam Adams.
Junior success in 2011 and senior success in 2017. Here Celia Sullohern is on the way to victory in the Ondieki junior 3000m at the 2011 meet, while she claimed the national title in 2017 in 32:31.22 to springboard her selection in the Commonwealth Games team for the Gold Coast in 2018.
In his debut over 10000m, NCAA cross country champion Patrick Tiernan took victory in the 2016 Zatopek and broke 28 minutes, running 27:59.74.
The De Castella junior 3000m produces fierce competition amongst Australia's top U20 men. Here 800m/1500m runner Jordan Williamsz steps up in distance to win the 2010 event. The meet record stands at 8:02.56, set by Ryan Gregson in his 2009 victory.
Melissa Rollison holds the women's meet record of 9:03.64 from 2001. Kate Spencer is one of the next fastest, running 9:10.82 in windy conditions at Lakeside Stadium in 2016.
Over recent years the Victorian 4x400m relay titles have been held in conjunction with the meet. Here, in 2013, Tamsyn Lewis-Manou staged a come-from-behind victory on the final leg for her Sandringham Athletics Club team.
Craig Mottram in action at the 2011 Zatopek:10, the first to be run at the refurbished Lakeside Stadium. A two-time winner of the event, 'Buster' finished seventh in 2011.
Collis Birmingham captured the 2013 national title, finishing second behind US collegiate star Samuel Chelanga, 27:46.06 to 27:56.22.
A rare sprint performance of note at Zatopek. Here in 2007 Joel Milburn makes a breakthrough performance, winning the 400m in 46.41 seconds ahead of Daniel Batman.
Early season outings over 1500m. Here Melissa Duncan leads Lisa Corrigan and Jenny Blundell in the 1500m at the 2011 Zatopek:10; and Justin Rinaldi paces Jeremy Roff and Jeff Riseley in 2008, with the latter breaking 3:40 on the night.
Brett Robinson took out the 2014 race; the first Australian winner of the race since 2009 when Collis Birmingham won.
In the women's race 2005 world youth and 2006 world junior 3000m champion Veronica Wanjiru beat Eloisa Wellings to the line, 32:22.22 to 32:26.59.
The 59th edition of the Zatopek:10 takes place this Saturday, 14 December, at Box Hill Athletics Track. Check back on Sunday morning for our coverage of the meet.