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West Michigan Latino Health 5k Walk/Run
Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan Hispanic 5K Walk/Run (12 and under)
West Michigan Hispanic 5K Walk/Run (13 and Up)
Trio Package (Rhythm Run-Aug 20, Run for the Hills-Aug 27, Latino Health 5k- Sept 10th)
About This Activity
Purpose: The purpose is to get Hispanic families to begin a healthy lifestyle and to incorporate physical activity such as walking and running to their daily routines. Physical activity along with proper diet will reduce the weight and thereby reducing the chronic diseases.
Where: Roberto Clemente Park on the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. The Walk/Run will start at Roberto Clemente Park on Godfrey Avenue and run through the Grandville Avenue neighborhood starting at 9 am.
Why: A Health and Wellness promotion with focus on the Hispanic community that has higher instances of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and strokes. The reason for highest amount of chronic diseases in the Hispanic community has been attributed to poor diets and lack of physical activity.