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Annual Rhythm Run promotes health and fitness in G.R.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The annual Rhythm Run took place Saturday morning at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Grand Rapids.

The event's eighth year featured a 5k run/walk that started in the park. It is one of the few running events that take place in the core of the city and attracts a diverse group.

Organizers says the event appeals to people at various levels of fitness and has proven successful in helping people improve their health.

"We know that health and fitness are some of the underlying precursors to chronic diseases," said event organizer Shannon Wilson. "So, if we can make sure that we're getting people healthy and fit, this is a great way to kick start a healthy lifestyle."

In addition to the run, there was a health fair that included healthy refreshments. All proceeds from the event go to the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute.


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