This weekend, folks will lace up their running shoes and pound the pavement to help families in need in the Roanoke Valley.
This Saturday is the annual Manna Ministries MANNAthon. Participants can either race through a 5k or 8k, or a 3k walk. It all kicks off at 9 a.m. at Fallon Park in Roanoke.
Manna Ministries provides food and other items to around 1,000 families every month. They also support backpack programs, which send kids home from school with food for the weekend.
For more information on Manna Ministries or this weekends marathon, go to their website.