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Changes announced for 2012 Crim

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(07/10/12) - Race season is officially underway! The Crim kick off press conference was held Tuesday at Grand Blanc Motor Cars in Grand Blanc Township.

A lot has changed since the fifth running of the Crim in 1981, and a lot will change this year during the 36th running of the Crim.

"I go back and I just can't believe it's past this quickly, and I can remember my first race so well and the second race and the years just roll by," said race founder Bobby Crim.

For the first time in race history, participants in every race will receive a medal. In the past, only 10 mile runners received one. Also new, 5k, 8k and 10 mile participants will receive a tech race shirt rather than a T-shirt.

"What we're trying to do is grow the event and in order to do that we really need to enhance the overall runner experience and these are things I think will do that for everybody," said race director, Patricia Ball.

There is extra incentive for Genesee County runners and walkers this year too. They will receive a $5 discount upon registration. Crim hopes the new editions to the race will help break attendance records and promote active living.

"Each year I'm amazed at what's happening and how much progress is being made and what they can do in a place like Flint," Crim said.

So far registration is on pace to break records. As of Tuesday, it stands at 5,800. This time last year, registration was at 3,900.

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