RHYTHM RUN 5K
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR
800 FULLER AVE S.E.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
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The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) invites the community to celebrate health and fitness in the Grand Rapids African American community. The first annual Rhythm Run 5K will take place Saturday, August 17.
“This year’s GRAAHI Rhythm Run 5K will focus on healthy living, getting fit and enjoying the Michigan summer heat with the overall goal of raising awareness of the benefits of making the healthy choices,” says Shannon Wilson, executive director of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute.
The event starts at 8:30 a.m., beginning at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 800 Fuller Ave. SE. Activities will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and will include a kid’s fun run, food, refreshment, entertainment, games and more.
Awards will be handed out to individuals, businesses and churches with the highest dollar amount fundraised for the event.
“Part of our mission at GRAAHI is to raise public awareness through advocacy about issues of critical concern to the African American community and mobilize citizens to take action,” says Wilson. “The Rhythm Run is an important part of educating the community on the importance of healthy eating and active living.”
A registration fee of $20 is required to participate in the race. Final registration dates are August 16 and 17, and include an additional $5 fee.
To register for the GRAAHI Rhythm Run, visit: http://rhythmrun.com/registration/
To learn more about GRAAHI and their mission, visit: http://www.graahi.org/
Chelsie, handcrafted in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the Community Engagement Specialist with The Rapidian. She is also a freelance creative and owner of her freelance public relations and design hub, JANE in GR. Chelsie is a social media guru, advertising & graphic design nerd, runner, local activist and road-trip enthusiast.
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