LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Runners are lacing up their shoes in preparation for the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon.

The annual event, which starts on top of Gandad Bluff, has more to offer besides the half-marathon.

There are a number of events to choose from, ranging from a 5k to bike races around the city.   

Organizers say the event isn't possible to pull off without the help of volunteers and they're are still looking for more help come race day.

"The more, the better. We can never have too many volunteers helping out on the course. If we're full on the course, we always need help on the finish line. Riverside Park has lots of different venues down there so we can always use more," said the Grandad Half-Marathon Coordinator Jeff Weber.

The half marathon events are May 2nd and 3rd.

For more information on how to sign up or volunteer, check out festivalfoodsgrandadhalf.com.