18th annual Maple Leaf Run/Walk held in La Crosse

While many people were up early waiting for the Maple Leaf Parade Saturday, others were up early and getting a little exercise in.

The YMCA’s 18th annual Maple Leaf Walk Run took place at Riverside Park.

Runners and walkers got to run or walk on the famous Maple Leaf parade route hours before the start of the parade and finished at the park.

The run and walk features four different races including a five mile run and 13.1 mile half marathon.