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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 10:56

Life-sized Bobby Crim statue planned for Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A life-sized statue of the founder of the Crim Festival of Races is expected to greet runners this summer at the starting line for the annual event. The Flint Journal reports sculptor Joe Rundell of Genesee County's Vienna Township recently finished work on the statue of Bobby Crim. Movers on Tuesday took the work from Rundell's studio to a foundry in Clarkston, where it will be cast in bronze. The statue is to be unveiled Aug. 21, ahead of a weekend of 2014 HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races events. Gerry Myers, CEO of the Crim Fitness Foundation, says the statue will be installed on a small city-owned slice of property. Crim directors commissioned the statue. Bobby Crim says it wasn't his idea, but it's exciting.