I'm not exaggerating when I say that running the Crim changed my life. I started running in 1997, and struggled mightily
through several local 5k races. I had heard about this big race in Flint called The Crim, but had never witnessed it or taken part in it. I entered the Crim 5k in 97', and it was the first time I was able to cover that distance without stopping to walk and catch my breath. The experience of being a part of the Crim was profound, and I resolved to come back the next year to do the Ten Mile event.