Is it a Thanksgiving tradition that helps you burn calories before the big meal? Yes. Does it help to continue providing food and hope to lots of needy people in Sioux Falls? Yes.

What is it?

The Banquet's Thanksgiving Day Run for Food is happening at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds with an open start between 8 and 9 AM. There will be donation collection containers at the run.

If you don't want to run at the event, or can't be there, but still want to donate- -you can do both online.

Get our free mobile app

Running virtually allows you to run inside on a treadmill, or outside with friends and family, or all by yourself. And again you can donate at The Banquet online.

When you participate in this early morning Thanksgiving tradition, you are supporting the mission of The Banquet which has been in Sioux Falls serving nurturing meals with smiles and offering hope to people for a better life since 1985.

The Banquet is serving sixteen meals every week between their two locations, downtown at 900 East 8th Street, and The Banquet West at 5th and Marion. And they are always in need of "angels" to serve the meals.

If running isn't your thing, maybe serving a hot meal to a child, or a family who hasn't had one in a while is.

This is the perfect volunteering opportunity for service clubs, church and business groups, or even families. While you're satisfying the hunger of others you will satisfy your need to give of yourself to the less fortunate people of Sioux Falls.

So run, or serve, or just give.

10 Wealthiest Cities in South Dakota

Where are the wealthiest communities in the state? Well, according to a recent study by Homesnacks, the top spot is located right here in the Sioux Empire.

LOOK: Here are 25 ways you could start saving money today

These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]