Church plans 5k Run-Walk, block party Saturday

New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., is sponsoring a Family 101: 5k Run-Walk and Kids Miracle Mile Run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31.

The free event starts and ends at New Bethel Church. Celebrities from the metro area are expected to participate, including representatives from the Harlem Globetrotters, television personnel, Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders and others.

The walk focuses on the basics of family, unity, health, education and building a stronger community.

Persons may register for the 5k run-walk at or

After the 5k, there will be a community cookout and block party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

It will include free health screenings by health care professionals, free food, games, races, contests, horseback riding, hamster bowling, face painting, dune buggy rides, bounce house, splash slides, and basketball tournaments.

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