Volunteers needed for Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon

Total of 200 volunteers needed

Volunteers are still needed for a day of outdoor events in La Crosse.

The Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon is looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s races, which take place on Saturday, May 2nd.

The day also includes a 5K run/walk and bike races through the city.

Volunteer shifts are anywhere between two and five hours, with responsibilities ranging from directing traffic along the course to handing out water to runners.

Organizers say they can always use more help.

“We have about 150 volunteers right now, but we could definitely use another 75,” said Kelly Gloede. “We do like to cover every single intersection along the entire half marathon course, so that way our runners can stay safe throughout the whole entire course.”

If you’re interested in volunteering, you can visit their website for more information. Sign-ups will be accepted through Friday.