The fourth annual GR.1K is set for Saturday in downtown Grand Rapids

Posted at 11:57 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 23:57:21-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s not the most demanding race in the world, but it is for a very good cause.

The fourth annual .1K is set for downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday at noon, with the starting line right outside the Grand Rapids Brewing Company and the finish line right outside of McFadden’s on Ionia Avenue.

The race also serves as  a fundraiser in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with the proceeds going to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Duchenne is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in children. It affects approximately one in every 3,500 boys. There is no cure.

The race entry fee is $25 and you can register at  Door prizes, t-shirts, and beer specials are included in the registration.

For more on the event, check out the video below.