The Crim is back and virtual racing has begun.

The Crim Festival of Races returns to downtown Flint and racers couldn't be happier! After well over a year of nothing happening throughout the nation, it is awesome to see so many events returning this year.

This week, downtown Flint is filled with 1,000's of classic cars for Back to the Bricks. Next week, the city will come alive as 1,000's of people head downtown to race in the Crim Festival of Races. This year, however, the festival will take place over 10 days as many racers will take on the challenge in a virtual aspect.

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What is happening during the 10 Days of Crim?

Starting today, race enthusiasts will hit the streets to compete virtually in the Crim Festival of Races. Check out the schedule of events below.

  • Friday, August 20th through Sunday, August 29th, 2021
    • The 10 Days of Crim
      • All HAP Virtual Crim racers will compete in their events.
      • Instructions were sent to those racers via email including instructions on how to submit their results and photo.
  • Saturday, August 21st, 2021
    • The Teddy Bear Trot presented by Financial Plus Credit Union
      • The Teddy Bear Trot will take place at Chevy Commons
      • Packet Pickup and Late Registration will be from 1 pm until 2 pm
      • Race begins at 2 pm
  • August 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021
    • Packet Pickup for Crim racers from 12 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
    • Packet pickup locations:
      • Wednesday: Flint Farmers' Market Pavilion
      • Thursday: HAP Flint
      • Friday: Downtown Flat Lot
    • Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race on Saturday in the Downtown Flat Lot starting at 6 am.
  • Friday, August 27th, 2021
    • Lois Craig Invitational
    • Start time is 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 28th, 2021
    • 10 Mile Race
      • 10 Mile Wheelers & Hand Cyclists - 6:45 am start time
      • 30 & 40 Year Club - 6:55 am start time
      • 10 Mile Waves - 7 am until 9 am
    • Half Crim 5 Mile Race
      • 9:30 am until 10 am waves.
    • 5K Race
      • 10 am until 10:30 am waves.
    • Michigan Mile
      • 11 am until 11:15 am waves.

To see more information and to check out all of the events at the Crim this year, click here.

Source: Crim Festival of Races

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