Paws and people hit the pavement in East Grand Rapids

The starting line for the 37th annual Reeds Lake Run in East Grand Rapids. (June 6, 2015)

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Lots of communities have running events in the summer but very few allow canines to take part.

Human runners and dashing dogs hit the streets of downtown East Grand Rapids for the 37th annual Huntington Bank Reeds Lake Run on Saturday morning.

The event featured 5K and 10K races for adults, wheelchair and handcycle divisions,  a doggie dash for the animals and a kids race. It also includes a festival with food and music at John Collins Park along Reeds Lake.

The event started in 1978 with just a 10K race and has grown to an event that typically features thousands of participants

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