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Enhanced Community Ownership Development and Planning Expertise

Crim Fitness Foundation

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2003–December 31, 2005
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The Crim Festival of Races, launched in 1977 as a 10-mile race with 750 participants, currently attracts more than 14,000 runners from across the globe and includes nine different race events. The Crim has become the signature health and fitness event in the area and is nationally known as one of the premier long-distance road races. Mulityear funding will enable the Crim to target community involvement toward minorities, youth and the elderly; ensure that event, outreach and development activities are aimed at school-age youth and the African-American community in Genesee County; work to build new support and solidify current sponsors; and recruit new volunteers, as well as work to improve the capacity and expertise of existing volunteers.The Crim’s mission is to support programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices and community participation.