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Crim Festival underway in downtown Flint

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Lace up your shoes, it’s off to the races with the Crim Festival of Races.

The events kicked off Friday in downtown Flint, but the finish line isn’t the only goal runners were aiming for.

In its 41st year, the Crim's goal is to promote healthy lifestyles and to raise money for youth health education programs. 

The Crim began Friday night with the Michigan Mile race series, but the main event was Saturday at 8 a.m. with the 10-mile run and walk, followed by 8K and 5K race

One of the greatest things about the Crim is it gives everyone a chance to show what they can do.

Brett Rife ran as fast as he could down Saginaw Street for Crim's Special Olympics. It was his first one.

"It was good. I loved it. I went fast," Rife said.

Jenifer Adams' daughter Haley walked in the race. She has cerebral palsy. Adams said the event is a great thing for people with special needs.

"She can't always be with the rest of them and stuff. But this Crim and the Special Olympics is what allows her to do all those special things," Adams said.

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