(08/22/13) - Flint is becoming famous for its statues of automotive pioneers, but work has begun on one for the founder of the Health Plus Crim Festival of Races.
Sculptor Joe Rundell has created a bust of Bobby Crim, who 37 years ago organized the 10 mile race that bears his name.
It's hoped a full size statue of Crim will be ready for the races a year from now.
The statue will show Crim with his arms raised as if he were crossing the finish line.
"He'll be facing where the races begin. So he's going to be looking at and watching those runners go by him," Rundell said.
Plans call for the Crim statue to stand along Saginaw Street, possibly near the Riverfront Banquet Center, facing the starting line.
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