Today workers stayed busy setting up the finish line.
Organizers say if anyone wants to volunteer they could still use some help.
More than 1500 runners are signed up for this year's race and will come from all over the country and even the U.K.
“There is absolutely no way we could put on this race without community volunteers. They keep our runners safe and keep the traffic kind of flowing but at the same time keeping them away from the runners to make sure they are safe,”
The race will be on Saturday, and there will be lots of activities this weekend including the Mardi Gras Festival that will draw thousands to downtown.