Running 100K To Raise $100,000 Like many nonprofits, the Crim Fitness Foundation has adapted quickly to the many tough circumstances presented by 2020 and COVID-19. Whether it was the decision to make the HAP Crim Festival of Races virtual for the first time ever, or the closing of our Community Schools, we had to find […]

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By Zach Crim In 1977, my grandfather founded the “Bobby Crim 10 Mile Road Race” to benefit the Special Olympics. To this day the race continues to raise money for the Crim Fitness Foundation, which now directs its efforts toward fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity and encouraging lifelong healthy habits among our youth. The […]

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Larry Lawrence has run the Crim 10 Mile Race every year, except for the inaugural run in 1977. He moved back to the Flint area from Chicago in the Crim’s first year. At that time, his college roommate challenged him to run this race with him. He replied that he had never run a road […]

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Do you remember your first Crim Race? Do you remember why you did it? For some, it’s a PR to beat. Another achievement, another fun medal to gain. For others, it’s not just a goal but a life-changing experience. If the race itself sounds intimidating, why not prepare to run it with like-minded people, at […]

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Do you remember signing up for your first race? For Erica Crawford, it was the Crim in 2005. “The Crim was the first race I ever ran,” recalls Erica. “It was the summer of 2005.” Erica had been a casual runner for only a few years. ‘Never more than 3-5 miles at a time and […]

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 In 2005, at the age of 52, Clinton Cunningham was diagnosed with a life-threatening choroidal cancer of his right eye — a tumor the size of a grape which required surgery to remove the eye.  At the same, Clint and his wife were taking care of his mom, just having had a massive stroke, requiring […]

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It was back in the early ‘80s when Michael Bowen was working all of the overtime possible at the old Fisher-1 plant on South Saginaw St. in Flint. He noticed a few co-workers jogging every day during breaks and thought they were weird. On his lunch break, he would take a quick motorcycle ride to […]

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The story of how Anne Maxwell beat cancer and went on to run the Crim At the age of 24, Anne Maxwell heard the words that no young person expects and all of us dread–you have cancer. Anne had been having pain in her right leg for months. Steroid shots didn’t work. Finally, a scan […]

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Crowded school hallways filled with students laughing, shouting, and the sound of old metal locker doors slamming make Maggie Miller feel right at home. Maggie, an AmeriCorps service member at Flint Southwestern Academy, began her journey in education in 1981 as a paraprofessional. She never imagined she would return after retirement as an AmeriCorps member […]

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Students like Antonio, a 5th grader at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary School (DTM), are finding focus, comfort, and space to grow through the practice of mindfulness. Watch this video to hear from Antonio and DTM Math and Literacy Intervention Specialist, Jennifer Purman on the benefits of mindfulness in Flint schools. In addition to physical activity and […]

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