47th HAP Caresource Crim Festival of Races Announces Big River Race Management as Timing and Results Partner
February 2, 2024
Flint, MI /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The HAP CareSource Crim Festival of Races, the signature event series of the Crim Fitness Foundation, a Michigan-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, is returning to the historic bricks of downtown Flint for the 47th time August 23-24, 2024. The Festival, home to one of the nation’s largest and oldest 10-mile races, also has 5-Mile, 5K, and 1-Mile distances, as well as divisions for elites, para-athletes, and wheelers/hand cyclists. Crim will also be the host-site for the USATF Masters 10-mile Championship in 2024.
Also new this year, the Crim Fitness Foundation will be focused on continued growth and customer satisfaction with the addition of Big River Race Management as the official timing and results partner. Big River, a St. Louis-based company, will serve as the timer of record, as well as provide participant-focused solutions across the event – everything from packet pickup to results to participant photos.
Brandon Morgan, Director of External Relations, said of the new partnership, “The Crim Fitness Foundation and the HAP CareSource Festival of Races couldn’t be more excited to work with Big River. They share our values of excellence, community service, and most importantly, fun. We think their cutting edge services will take us to the next level.”
“The Crim” as it has become known nationally, hosts 10,000 athletes from nearly every Michigan county, 30+ states, and many foreign nations every year. Runners return for the scenic, yet challenging course, world-class course entertainment, enormous expo, and, of course the live music, pizza, and beer on the Crim’s Festival Grounds.
Big River Race Management is a timing and event production company that works with large endurance events around the country. They specialize in large, complex events and provide full-service timing and scoring services, expo support, race day photo and media services and race infrastructure. Big River works with a number of the Top 100 road races in the US.
“We are thrilled to partner with Brandon and the team at Crim,” said Matt Helbig, CEO of Big River Race Management. “Crim is one of the most iconic endurance events in the United States with a rich, storied history and amazing community support from its hometown Flint, Michigan. We look forward to supporting the Crim team by making their lives as event producers easier and elevating the experience for race participants so they can focus on running and having fun.”
For more information on Big River Race Management visit brrm.com.
CRIM FITNESS FOUNDATION
The Crim Fitness Foundation, a Michigan-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, works to cultivate accessible, vibrant communities in Flint and Genesee County that encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle by integrating physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness into their daily lives. Crim impacts 20,000 individuals each year through programs including: the Crim Race Series and Crim Training Program; the Mindful Flint Initiative; Crim Youth Sports and Youth Running Clubs; and Neighborhood Impact Programs focused on nutrition education and food policy, health policy advocacy, and built environmental change.
BIG RIVER RACE MANAGEMENT
Big River Race Management, with offices in St. Louis and New York, provides full-service race organization, planning, management and timing through a relationship-focused approach, cutting-edge technology, world class customer service and an elevated participant experience. Big River Race Management works with premier races and endurance events across the country, providing timing and management services for more than 350 running, cycling, triathlon and scholastic events each year. www.brrm.com