SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — More than 1,200 runners from 25 different states will be heading to town this weekend to compete in the Sioux Falls Skedaddle Half Marathon. The weekend is filled with activities leading up to the race and now you have the chance to help out with a fundraiser.

605 Running Company staff are preparing for this weekend’s half marathon.

“We’re in full staging mode here at the store, we’re packed, we’ve got tables, water coolers, mileage signs, everything is falling into place,” the owner said. 605 Running Company, Greg Koch.

But before the runners head to the start line, there’s a 60.5 Move Expo at the Washington Pavilion.

“We have vendors, food vendors, health and wellness vendors, stage demos, different activities and workouts, so if you want to do yoga, drums, there’s a lot going on things,” CEO of The Event Company, Addie Graham-Kramer said.

While you’re there, be sure to bring used sneakers that you no longer wear.

Shoe donations will help raise funds for In search of a cure.

“We actually work with an organization called Got Sneakers, and they actually pay us for used shoes, and then we can return those funds to the Bryan family, the Chase for the Cure, Cure Rare Disease, which is our whole goal for the Skedaddle, we’re trying to raise $25,000 for muscular dystrophy,” Koch said.

To donate, simply drop by Expo 60.5 at the Washington Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Used athletic shoes, slightly worn athletic shoes, the goal is to keep them out of landfills,” Koch said. “We are able to double our impact in terms of transferring funds and donating to the Bryan family, which we are excited about.”

Make a difference one pair of shoes at a time.

You can also deposit your shoes at First National Bank, which is one of the sponsors of the race.

You can read our previous story about the Bryan family and Chase for the Cure here.