Jul 13, 2012
Flint prepares for the 36th Running of the Crim Festival of Races Comments Views- 647
Crim Festival of Races Press Release:
The excitement of an international championship road race will once again arrive in Flint on Saturday, August 25th with the 36th running of the Crim Festival of Races presented by HealthPlus of Michigan. The Crim has grown to become the fourth largest race of its kind in the nation. Athletes from around the world will step onto the famous start line bricks to compete for the coveted Ten Mile title.
Greg Meyer has been with the Crim for many years as its Elite Athlete Manager, he was also the last American Male to win the Boston Marathon. “This year the Crim Festival of Races weekend will have one of the best U.S. women to ever grace the track and roads. From winning US Championships of major marathons and medaling in major international events, she has done it all. We are extremely excited to have Deena Kastor visit Flint for the first time.”
You can join the following running legends on the Crim start line bricks and run or walk a Crim event!
Robert Letting - Kenya: 1st Place - 5/3 River Bank Run (Grand Rapids); 2nd Place - Lilac Bloomsday Run (seattle) Personal Bests: 10K 27:45; 1/2 Marathon 1:02:22
Samuel Ndereba - Kenya: 1st - Rift Valley Police Championship 5000m (2011); 2nd - 2011 Crim 10 Mile: Personal Bests:10K 28:01, 10 Mile: 46:38, 1/2 Marathon 1:01:50
Silas Sang - Kenya: 2nd - Nagano Japan marathon 2:09:10; 3rd - Lisbon 1/2 Marathon (2011 - 1:00:38; Personal Bests: 10K 27:52, 1/2 Marathon 1:00:20, marathon 2:09:10
Risper Gesabwa - Kenya: 2nd - Dick's Sporting Goods 1/2 Marathon (2012); 2nd - Georgia 1/2 marathon (2012); 1st - L.A. 1/2 Marathon (2012 - course record) Personal Bests: 10K 31:48, 1/2 marathon 1:12:48, 10 Miles: 54:03
Bekelech Bedada - Ethiopia: 3rd - Austin 10 mile (2012); 2nd - Cooper River Bridge Run 10K (2012); 10th - NYC 1/2 Marathon (2012) Personal Bests: 10K 33:45, 1/2 Marathon 1:10:54
Caroline Rotich - Kenya: 4th - 2011 Boston marathon, 7th - NYC Marathon (2011), 1st - Bix 7 Mile (2011); 2nd - Crim (2010) Personal Bests: 10 Miles 53:52, 1/2 marathon 1:08:52, Marathon 2:24:26
An all-new abstract logo designed by Olmsted will be featured on all participant t-shirts and medals in the 5k, 8k and 10-mile events. Participants in these events will receive, as a part of their registration fee this year, a New Balance technical t-shirt.
As a commitment to Genesee County, the Crim is offering a $5 discount for any Genesee County participant to participate in the 5K, 8k, or 10 mile events when registering online.
Registration numbers are currently at 5800. At this same time last year numbers were at 3900. This year there will be a cap of 17,000.
McLaren Flint has returned for 25+ years as a sponsor and fourth year as presenting sponsor of the Crim Ten Mile Event.
Patricia Ball, Race Director
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