The Run4Wine took place on October 8, 2016 at the Jewel of Grand Blanc. For race times and rankings, view the complete 2016 Run4Wine run and walk race results.
Winter will be here before we know it – along with the cold, ice, and snow. Stop into Complete Runner to see our selection slip resistant and waterproof shoes for running and walking this winter!
We know Athleisure is all the rage these days, with those “cute” outfits. What if those cute outfits actually helped you perform?
Take the outfit pictured here. It has every one of the features listed below, does yours?
We only sell the real deal at Complete Runner.
Run4Wine is coming to Grand Blanc on October 8! Our Friends at Team One Credit Union put together this cool promo video for the race.
Register today before it’s too late!
The 5th Annual Run4Wine race on October 8, 2016 will be the best yet! With last year’s addition of National Republic representing multiple products including Tom Gore, Kim Crawford and Skinny Girl, and this year’s addition of Team One Credit Union as sponsors, be ready for a great time. Here are the top twelve reasons to participate in this year’s Run4Wine:
1. FREE Commemorative Wine Glass to the first 400 to register (at publication there are still some available)
2. FREE Skinny Girl Wine Stopper to the first 700 to cross the finish line
3. New this year, an optional Wine Stop Detour on the course featuring Tom Gore Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc, now we’re talking
4. FREE Wine and Cocktail tasting from 5:30p – 7:30p*
5. Beer Tasting sponsored by Rochester Mills Beer *
6. 1st Place Division Winners will receive a Custom Bottle of Wine
7. 2nd and 3rd Place Division Winners will receive a Run4Wine Medal
8. Top Male and Female Run/Walk and Masters will receive a bottle of Tom Gore field blend signed by Tom Gore – extremely limited edition!!
9. The chef at the Jewel will be preparing a great after race buffet which is always a highlight of the evening and included in your registration*
10. If you taste something you like, bottles will be available to purchase**
11. We still have an 80/20 women to men ratio, guys-this is the place to be!
12. Last but most importantly, proceeds will be going to Old Newsboys of Flint*
*All this great stuff has been provided by our sponsors to raise funds for Old Newsboys of Flint. For this reason all entrants to the Jewel must be paid registrants or may be guests at the cost of $15. No spectators or under 21 will be allowed.
** Purchased bottles cannot be consumed at the event
We will be observing Labor Day, our Staff will be enjoying the holiday.
We will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5th, 2016.
Don’t stop running or walking because the Crim is over.
We hear about this every year after the Crim. Spring and summer come around each year and everyone is excited about the Crim. Some people sign up for the Crim Training Program, and others train on their own. Others don’t train much at all, dig their running shoes out of the closet the morning of, and show up at the race.
Then, the Crim is over.
A lot of people throw their shoes back into the closet until next year. It isn’t accurate to say that everyone does this, or even a lot of people, but this is the typical story for some people. Does this sound like you?
If you are considering retiring until next spring or summer, consider this: Now is the perfect time to continue running.
If you have been training, even sporadically, you’ve built up some mileage and endurance over the last several weeks. Keep it up! Don’t quit now. Why not consider a healthy lifestyle of running or walking regularly?
Below are 4 Actions to Consider after Running or Walking the Crim:
1. Sign up for an upcoming road race
Keep the momentum going by signing up for an upcoming race. Check out Run Michigan for upcoming races across the state. The fall is one of the best times to run, so don’t stop now. Don’t mind our shameless plug, but the 5th Run4Wine will be better than ever, so consider adding this one-of-a-kind 4 mile event to your race calendar. Custom wine glasses are available to the first 400 that register, and you will have to register fast to grab one of the 100 or so remaining.
2. Consider a fall half marathon
If you just finished the 10 mile Crim, why not get a half marathon under your belt? It’s only another 5K past the 10 mile, so a few more weeks of continued mileage and you will be all set to go. Consider the Run For Your Heart (Sept 10 in Saginaw), Capital City River Run (Sept 18 in Lansing), Brooksie Way (Sept 25 in Rochester), or the Detroit Half (October 16).
3. Set a goal
Maybe you are looking ahead to Crim 2017, or wanting to train for that marathon you’ve always wanted to do. Whatever it is, find something you want to accomplish and write it down. Make sure your goals are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely). Once you know where you want to be, look at where you are now and determine what you need to do, and when, do make it to your goal. It also helps to have encouragement and accountability, which leads up to our next and final point.
4. Join a running or walking group
Motivation and accountability from other like-minded runners or walkers will keep you on track and help you to reach your goals. Create an informal running or walking group with your co-workers, friends, or family, or join a group like Riverbend Striders or Flint Area Year Long Running/Walking Group. You’ll meet some new people, have fun, and continue running or walking.
These are definitely not the only things you can do after the Crim, but a good place to start. All we suggest is you don’t hang up your running shoes until next year, but consider a healthy lifestyle that includes regularly running or walking.
What action have you decided to take?
What are positive affirmations? They are statements that we tell ourselves to provide encouragement. Yes, it’s true, we all talk to ourselves. This is normal and an important part of our psychological well-being. What we say to ourselves is crucial to how we feel and how we act. Positive affirmations help athletes with self-talk and preparation for participating in their sport. They are short, simple statements that athletes tell themselves during an event. A way to construct positive affirmations is to first identify negative statements you have said to yourself during a run or walk. Then, take the negative statements and reframe them into something positive. Often times, if I am struggling during a run, I will remind myself that difficulties occur and that they are normal. Working through difficulties is a part of long distance events. The challenge becomes how we replace negative thoughts with more positive thoughts. It is important to construct affirmations in the present moment that focus on our goals. For example, when I am struggling during a long run, I may say to myself that I am feeling terrible and I want to stop. However, during these times, I will repeatedly tell myself, “going long, feeling strong”. This is a simple reminder for me to focus on positive thoughts that will support and encourage positive feelings and outcomes. What works for you?
*Mark Jagos LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, sports performance counselor, and personal consultant who has participated in numerous marathons and local races and counsels athletes in mental training for sports and exercise. To schedule an appointment please call 810-624-7631.
Are you ready?!?
We said, are you ready?!?
Okay, we can’t hear you, but you get the point.
It’s go time, the Crim’s 40th Anniversary and it’s pretty exciting. The Crim will be celebrating its 40th year, BUT, more importantly they would like us all to celebrate FLINT. We Flintstones are not burying our heads on this water situation. In fact, the Crim has nominated itself as the catalyst for a new lease on health in this town and invite EVERYONE (here and visitors) to celebrate health in Flint. So jump on the band wagon and join in by running or walking a race, volunteering, or being a part of the 10 MILE TAILGATE!
Here are some highlights for the best Crim Festival of Races to date:
1. Groups or individuals are encouraged to TAILGATE along the course cheering on participants. Challenge other groups to be out there. Kettering University has claimed Kettering Corridor and has a few surprises in store.
2. Absopure Water will be the official Crim Water Sponsor throughout the course and stations
3. This year’s tech shirt was selected by the community so it’s your shirt (winning shirt to be revealed next week)
4. The Medal is said to be the best ever and a must have. Take a peek here.
5. Running Groups are invited to register as a group. Discounts and team designated areas for groups of 10 or more.
6. King and Queen of the Hill (Bradley Hills) was such a success that it will continue this year
7. Going Retro – The very first winner of the Crim, Steve Kenyon, second winner Greg Meyers and marathoner Bill Rogers will be special guests this year.
8. All indications suggest this year’s registration is well ahead of last year. So if you haven’t registered yet get on it before the next price increase. You can conveniently register online here.
Check out great summer deals at Complete Runner’s Get it Gone sidewalk sale in Flint, Michigan on Saturday, July 16, from 10am to 6pm.