Runners are lacing up their shoes in preparation for Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon.
About 3,000 runners will take part in the annual race Saturday that used to be known as the La Crosse Fitness Festival.
There are a number of events ranging from 100 yard dashes for the kids to the 13.1 mile run through the city.
Organizers say it's not possible to pull off the event without the help of volunteers, and they need about 300 for Saturday's big race alone. "We have people that help at the finish line, they hand out participant food and medals, but we also need people along the course, we have volunteer staff at each of the intersections basically helping to control traffic and to keep runners safe," said Kerry Gloede.
The half marathon starts Saturday at 8:00 a.m. on top of Grandad Bluff.
For more information on the race or to find out how you can volunteer click here.