See 200 photos from the 46th annual HAP Crim Festival of Races


FLINT, MI — More than 8,000 runners participated in the 46th annual HAP Crim Festival of Races on Saturday, Aug. 26 in downtown Flint.

Whether competing in the 10-mile, 5-mile, 5K, runners from around Michigan and the U.S. congregated on the bricks along Saginaw Street seeking personal records and more from the city’s popular running event.

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A family-focused Kids Crim event, the Teddy Bear Trot, followed the morning competitions.

Take a look through the gallery above to see photos from throughout the 10-mile course, including plenty of finish line celebration photos.

Nathan Martin, a 33-year-old Jackson High School varsity cross country coach, won the 10-mile race, crossing the finish line with a time of 48 minutes and 43 seconds — securing a pace of 4 minutes and 52 seconds per mile.

For three consecutive years, Ferndale resident Sydney Devore, 31, has won the women’s 10-mile race, securing the 3-peat performance this year in 55 minutes and 45 seconds, holding a pace of 5 minutes and 35 seconds per mile.

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On Friday night, Aug. 25, two events drew more than 1,000 people downtown.

Hundreds lined Saginaw Street to cheer on athletes competing in the Lois Craig Invitational.

A Flint-area Special Olympics softball team ran in the Lois Craig Invitational just hours before winning a gold medal in the Division 2 State Fall Games.

The Bad Boys won tournament games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday before several members of the 12-person team went on to race in the Special Olympics event.

Hundreds competed in the Michigan Mile event, which started by the University of Michigan-Flint and finished on the bricks of Saginaw Street just a few blocks up the road.

While it may be one of the shortest races in the HAP Crim Festival of Races, that doesn’t mean it was the least competitive.

Grand Rapids runner Christof Muller, 28, clocked in at 4 minutes, 19 seconds to win the Michigan Mile.

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