OK, guys, the CRIM race is happening this weekend. Now in its 40th year, the CRIM has really grown up. It’s now actually like, six races all going on at the same time (super-confusing, right?)
With all of this going on, The Phoenix has cut through the noise to give you the definitive CRIM Field Guide. There, don’t you feel better?
WHERE & WHEN
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
The Lois Craig Invitational
Michigan Special Olympics Race
Start time: 6pm
Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint
Michigan Mile Race Series
6:30pm – USATF Masters Men
6:45pm – USATF Masters Women
7:00pm – Seeded Male Racers
7:07pm – Seeded Female Racers
7:15pm – High School Challenge
7:20pm – Open Mile
7:25pm – Young Runners Mile
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
10 Mile Race VIEW MAP
7:30am – Wheelers and hand cyclists, sponsored by Fusion Medical
7:50am – 30 Year Runners
8am – Run/Walk – 10 Mile Competitive Walk Guidelines
9:30am – Run
9:40am – Walk
10am – Run
10:10am – Family Walk (strollers allowed in final wave)
Teddy Bear Trot
12pm (parents welcome to accompany kids)
Race starts in front of City Hall on Saginaw Street and ends at festival finish line
Lawn chairs, a healthy snack, bottled water, and an umbrella.
5 am – 7 am: all routes to downtown except Saginaw Street will be open.
6 am: Race Day Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
7 am: ALL STREETS around the course are CLOSED.
7:40 am: Racers must be ready in the corral.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE 6 am – 3 pm
(With free parking!)
Car Parking Location: McLaren Medical Testing Lab (4400 S. Saginaw Street & Atherton) 2.5 miles from the Start/Finish.
Drop Off Location: Third Street (b/t Stevens and Wallenberg) 3 blocks from the Start/Finish.
EARLY BIRD DOWNTOWN PARKING
– University of Michigan William White lot (Saginaw St. & Robert T. Longway)
– Carriage Town at Grand Traverse St. Footbridge across river to Start/Finish.
– Flint City Hall (Saginaw and Court Streets)
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