MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Gospel music rang out as runners crossed the finish line during a time of running, walking and fitness on Saturday morning.
At the Madison Gospel 5k and 10k, runners of all ages come together to support each other in their journeys of health and wellness.
“To come out and celebrate each other, no matter what, no matter what you believe in, but we need a safe place for family to come together, get together and have a good time,” Madison Gospel founder Uchenna Jones said. he said.
Hundreds of people, including Lieutenant Gov. Mandela Barnes, gathered in Penn Park for a family-friendly event.
Jones said in addition to supporting public health, the event promotes family businesses.
“We support a lot of mom-and-pop organizations, black and brown businesses. So this is an opportunity to celebrate our greatness, but do it as a family and support each other on our health and wellness journey,” Jones said.
Jones said the 5th annual event will be held at a new location next year.
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