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CRIM Races 2018

2018 HAP Crim Festival of Races
452 S Saginaw, Suite 1, Flint, Michigan 48502

Friday, August 24, 2018
Michigan Mile Run/Walk

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 AM
10 Mile Run/Walk
5 Mile Run/Walk
5k Run/Family Walk
Teddy Bear Trot

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GET READY: It’s the CRIM!

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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

8K Race
9:30am – Run
9:40am – Walk

5K Race
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

SURVIVAL GUIDE

BRING
Lawn chairs, a healthy snack, bottled water, and an umbrella.

PARTICIPANTS SCHEDULE
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)

WHAT TO WEAR
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So, you’re coming out to watch the race but you’re not very athletic? No problem! You can still be “on fleek” with the hippest fashions.

GIRLS
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GUYS
If you haven’t checked out Good Boy Clothes yet, you’re missing one of Flint’s very own gems.

Crim Wut? Beer and Pizza!

FOUND! on the honest-to-goodness official Crim Festival of Races website, under “Volunteer”:

What You’ll Do:
• Sell beer and pizza tickets in the festival lot
• Distribute beer and pizza
• Check IDs to ensure legal drinking age

Why it’s Important:
• Everyone loves to get their beer and pizza after the race
• This position helps keep people in an orderly fashion
• People don’t want to wait in a huge line for their pizza and beer; efficiency is key

Why You’ll Love it:
• You are right in the center of the action in the festival lot
• You will get to work with your friends if you’d like, or make new friends
• You’ll get to see all of the different people who participate in the race

My only question is: do the “volunteers” get free pizza and beer or not? When we find out, we’ll put it on the front page…