If you have run the Crim at all you will know what we mean when we say to “watch out” for slower runners and walkers in front of you, because if you don’t you will likely run them over.
With about 10,000 participants in the 10 mile event, the starting line spans over a block of downtown Flint with runners and walkers of all levels sprinkled throughout. With a setup like this there will always be someone slower in front of you , making the start of the Crim an obstacle course as you weave in and out of runners and walkers for a good mile to find your desired pace. The Crim has realized this concern and has a plan in place for this year’s event.
By releasing a wave of runners who have a similar pace, the Crim hopes to eliminate or greatly reduce the start line congestion. The Crim deserves credit for realizing the problem and working to make the event smoother for all participants.