World Wife-Carrying Championships This Weekend
There's some history behind this event. It goes back to the early 1800's in Finland where a local brigand called Rosvo-Ronkainen would only take troops that proved themselves worthy on a challenging track. In those days, it was common practice to steal women when raiding villag…
Bicycle Racing Returns to Downtown Flint with Le Champion Pave Criterium
Perhaps you have been following the Tour de France on television and wondered what it would be like to watch or even participate in a bicycle race. Sunday, July 22nd in downtown Flint you'll get your opportunity.
For-Mar’s Family Picnic & Kite Day is Saturday
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum invites you to bring your family and a picnic basket for some old-fashioned fun. They'll even provide the ice cream.
‘Cops for the Community’ 5k Raises Money for Police Charity
The last couple of weeks have been brutal for local runners. Heat and humidity have made it really difficult to get in a good run. That's about to change, as the forecast is calling for good weather starting Saturday, which happens to be the day of the "Cops for the Communi…
How I Spent the 4th of July
A lot of you are spending your 4th of July with family and friends, enjoying a cookout or a day at the lake. My wife and I headed for Lowell, Michigan to run the T-Rex Ten Miler this morning, up and down hilly trails.
Need A Bike Rack? Get One Free
Bicycling is becoming more popular in Flint as people conserve fuel and take advantage of bike lanes that can now be found on many downtown streets. One thing that is still hard to find is parking for your two-wheeler. That is about to change.
Gas Prices Jump Just in Time For Holiday Travel
Yesterday, I filled my tank for $3.10 a gallon. Miraculously, just in time for 4th of July holiday travel, nearly every station around Flint raised their prices to $3.55.
Blueberry Picking Season Opens Saturday at Blueberry Lane
The unusually warm weather has hurt many of the fruit crops in Michigan. Blueberries haven't had that problem. Blueberry pickin' season opens a couple of weeks early at Blueberry Lane Farms in Otter Lake (just a short 15 minute drive north of Davison).
Enjoy Fireworks at Atwood Stadium on the 4th
The Atwood Stadium Authority is happy to announce that there will be July 4th fireworks at the historic stadium located at 702 University Drive.
Mud Factor is Tomorrow, Time to Get Dirty!
Tomorrow is D-Day. Dirt rules! You'll be wearing plenty of it if you join us for Mud Factor tomorrow at Baja Acres on Birch Run Road in Millington. Mud Factor is a national 5k obstacle race featuring plenty of mud to crawl through, jump over and slide on.
Red Cross Staff Returns To Work, Time to Save Some Lives
The strike between blood services workers and the American Red Cross has been suspended, with the staff returning to work without a contract. Negotiations will continue between the union and the Red Cross to resolve the issues that led to the strike and a stoppage of blood collections for several w…
Crim Entry Price Goes Up July 1st, Sign Up Now & Save
Running the Crim is something that most everyone can do. They have events ranging from 1 mile to the well-known Crim 10-Mile race and everything in between. Prices for entry go up July 1st. For the 10-Miler, you'll save 10 bucks by signing up before that date.