If you’re not among the 15,000+ people expected to participate in this weekend’s Crim Festival of Races, don’t worry. There’s plenty of fun to be had from the sidelines. After all, onlookers always welcome to cheer on the participants during the 10-mile race, which kicks off at 8 a.m.
“University Avenue, Saginaw Street and the Bradley Hills are popular locations for spectators,” says Theresa Roach, Communications & Outreach Manager for the Crim Fitness Foundation. “One area where racers may need a pick-me-up is the hilly area along Parkside (about eight miles into the 10-mile course).”
Roach recommends bringing along anything from lawn chairs and posters/signs to water toys and cheerleading pom poms.
If you’re headed for downtown Flint, know that parking lots tend to fill up early. As such, starting at 6 a.m. and running until3 p.m., there will be a free parking and shuttle service at the McLaren Medical Testing Lab, about 2.5 miles from the start/finish line.
While you’re downtown, be sure to check out the festival lot entertainment at Kearsley and Saginaw streets. A beer tent, live music and food vendors will be on-site from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (as well as 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday). Race awards will be presented on the stage at 11:30 a.m.
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