The race is breaking tradition after 40 years to provide free entry into the race through the new program, called "I Crim for Flint."

The program will reallocate the nearly $40,000 that is typically spent on prizes to pay for race entry for nearly 2,000 Flint residents who wouldn't, or couldn't normally participate.

"Places might not have their events in Flint, but we're not going to do that," said Theresa Roach, communications and outreach manager for the Crim foundation. "We want to help people be as healthy as possible, especially in the face of what is really a major health issue," regarding the Flint water crisis.

Registration is open for Flint residents, and more specifically, those affected by the water crisis. If you'd like to apply for the Crim race scholarship, you can do so at the following locations:

Bethlehem Temple

Ebenezer Ministries

Harris Memorial

House of Prayer

Refuge Temple

Shiloh Baptist

St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center

Eisenhower Elementary

Durant Tuuri-Mott Elementary

Potter Elementary

Brownell-Holmes STEM Academy

You can also find more information HERE.

I ran my first Crim 10-mile race last summer, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Don't let running scare you; there's no pressure. My fellow Flint runners are some of the nicest, most supportive people I know. There's no judgment. You run for YOU and nobody else. I felt extremely proud, crossing the finish line last summer as a resident of this great city. Come run with me! I'm already signed up!

via Pat & AJ
via Pat & AJ

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