Deb Kiertzner, Race Director of the Crim Festival of Races will be stepping down soon. After seven years as the Crim Race Director, Kiertzner says "It's time to try something new". During her tenure at The Crim, the race has grown to over 10,000 participants in the signature 10-mile event.
Kiertzner admitted that the time commitment required to make the Crim successful wore on her and that she'll be leaving soon. "The timing was right, just to step back and relax and enjoy life. The race season can tend to be a very busy season. I'm looking forward to some time with my family and just having some personal time before I jump back into another endeavor," Kiertzner said.
Crim Foundation CEO Jerry Myers said "We're going to do a significant national search to find the right person." "Everybody at the Crim just wishes her the best in whatever she chooses to do," Myers said. Kiertzner has a word of encouragement to her successor. "You'll have a willing and ready group of volunteers who will step up and do whatever the Crim asks," she said.

As someone who has been a part of many Crim races, I can honestly say she is leaving some very big shoes to fill. Running shoes, of course.