GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The 6th Annual Rhythm Run kicks off at Martin Luther King Jr. Park 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The event is meant to raise awareness of health issues in Grand Rapids' communities, especially, the African American community.
Shannon Wilson, executive director of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, says that change happens one step at a time much like a 5k race.
Wilson says the event appeals to people at various levels of fitness and has proven successful in helping people improve their health.
The Rhythm Run 5K will feature more than 30 vendors answering people's health-related questions and serving as a "one-stop-shop" for health and services," said Wilson.
It begins at 8:30 a.m. beginning at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 800 Fuller Ave. SE. Activities will run from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and will include a Kid's Fun Run, food, refreshment, entertainment, game and more.
More information can be found on the event website.