According to a press release from the Crim the new Crim race routes will “allow the race to accommodate greater numbers of runners and walkers while preserving the most beloved parts of the course.”
The most notable change is the avoidance of running down First Street, which has divided the space in half between the start and finish lines.
The Importance of the Changes
Competitive runners will be sure to study the new course maps and plan their strategy accordingly.
If you are a “go with the flow” sort of person and realize you probably won’t be leading the pack, you really don’t have much to worry about. However, it is good to have a general idea of the new course so you have some idea of where you are at when running on race day.
These changes shouldn’t really change parking or your drive downtown, but you can check out the Crim’s Parking and Travel information here.
Although sometimes hard to adapt, these changes should be good especially since they are made to accommodate growth and improve the whole Crim experience.