Players from all 18 AFL clubs will again take part in the pre-game Grand Final Sprint on Saturday at the MCG, with past winner Josh Rotham and Geelong speedster Max Holmes headlining the list.

Rotham took out the honour in 2021 as only Western Australian participants were involved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Richmond's Hugo Ralpsmith - who will not be taking part this year - won last year's sprint.

Holmes will be among the favourites for this year's title given his sheer pace and athletics background, while Essendon winger Nic Martin, GWS rookie Harry Rowston and Bulldogs flanker Ed Richards are also strong contenders.

For the grand finalists, Collingwood will be represented by midfielder Josh Carmichael while fourth-year Lion Jaxon Prior will look to give Brisbane an early win ahead of the grand final.

This year's sprint will open with two heats, with the fastest eight players over the two runs to take place in the final sprint.

The two heats are scheduled to commence at 12:15pm (AEST), with the final estimated to take place at 12:38pm.

Recent winners of the AFL Grand Final Sprint include Jordan Clark (2020), Ben King (2019), Connor Menadue (2017), Majak Daw (2015) and Patrick Dangerfield (2011-2013).

2023 AFL Grand Final Sprint runners: