Hundreds turn out for 21st annual Gibson Guitar 5K

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Exercise enthusiasts gathered on Beale Street for a good cause.

WMC5's Joe Birch sent the runners off for the annual Gibson's 5K on Saturday night for the 21st consecutive year, which he helped co-found.

The event focuses on good food, fun, and fitness but also serves a much greater purpose. It raises money for St. Patrick Community Outreach, which feeds the hungry and provides nutrition education to those who need it.

"I like it because it's a lot of people, you're on Beale Street, you're on Riverside Drive, then that tough part at the end, up that hill," said runner John Tyler.

Two Gibson guitars were also auctioned off at the Gibson-Memphis rooftop post-race party.

A big congratulations -- and thank you -- to everyone who ran in the race!

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