City of Flint Among Communities Designated as Safe and Welcoming for Runners
Flint is joining a growing list of communities that have created an environment that is safe and inviting for runners and walkers. Among the Runner Friendly Communities announced for 2015 are Lakeland, Florida; Detroit, Michigan and Flint, Michigan. The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) awards this designation to communities that have shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment; they have a proven track record that organizations and businesses work together to promote running and walking as a healthy exercise and sport, and most importantly, there are positive relationships between the running community and local government.
The Crim Fitness Foundation and partner organizations worked together to complete the assessment and application on behalf of the City of Flint. “This community has truly embraced running and walking as a healthy form of exercise and we need to promote that as much as we can. This is an opportunity for us to shine a positive light on the city of Flint and show that we have a great infrastructure and a strong culture that supports running and walking,” said Crim Race Director Andrew Younger.
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