Thousands will flood downtown Flint on August 21 and 22 for the Crim Festival of Races, the pinnacle of races in Flint and one of the coolest races in Michigan.
39 Going on 40
My, how time flies. 2015 will mark the 39th Crim Race. This is Flint’s undisputed biggest celebration of the year. Since this year’s registration to date is up from last year, and if this is any indication, it should be another huge success. Next year’s race should be even BIGGER given the 40 year milestone. Crim is anticipating that there may be a sell out next year. If you register this year, you are guaranteed to have the ability to register next year even if there is a public cap on registration. If you haven’t registered yet, here is the link to register online now.
1,000 New Crim Awards!!!
Say you are competitive, dedicated, but not quite as fast as the top 3 in your age group? If this is describing you, you’re going to love this! The “MLive Made in Michigan” Award will reward 1,000 additional 10 Mile Runners and Walkers who reside in Michigan with a new medal that will fit around your finisher’s medal. This award will be distributed to the top percentile finishers. The award will be available some time after the race at your local running store. Thanks MLive!
Crim Michigan Mile
The Michigan Mile has proven to be as much of an attraction as the 10 Miler. Everyone is invited to run the Michigan Mile Open event on Friday Night. If you are under 18 and want to be timed you’ll want to run the High School Challenge and Young Runners Mile. No need to be on a team, you can run as an individual. Below is the schedule of Michigan Mile events:
- 7pm – Professional Mile – Women sponsored by ATI Physical Therapy
- 7:07pm – Professional Mile – Men sponsored by ATI Physical Therapy
- 7:20pm – USATF Masters Road Mile National Championship – Women
- 7:30pm – USATF Masters Road Mile National Championship – Men
- 7:45pm – High School Challenge and Young Runners Mile
- 8:00pm – Michigan Mile Open – All Ages & Abilities
See you at the Expo!
As always, Complete Runner will be at the Crim Expo at our usual spot across from the packet pickup. Stop by and say hi!