The Crim is looking for someone who wants to make a positive impact through the power of walking and running.  The Crim Fitness Foundation had its start in 1977, when Bobby Crim, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan at the time, was inspired to launch an annual 10-mile road race to recognize and support Special Olympics athletes.  Over the past 45 years the Race and the Foundation have grown, and the Foundation now delivers programs to embrace and support physical, emotional, and environmental well-being for everyone through physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness, and pse (policy, systems and environment) advocacy work.  

The Crim’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide thousands of people with the motivation, knowledge, and opportunities to start walking and running or simply get active, and keep active for life. The Crim’s premier event, the HAP Crim Festival of Races 10-mile race, attracts elites and amateurs alike, along with a full weekend of family-friendly distance events, including the delightful Teddy Bear Trot for youth under age 9.  

The Crim Director of Races & Training is uniquely positioned to harness the power and attraction of walking/running, whether individually or in groups, and connect that with the Crim’s drive to bring people together for well-being, leaving a lasting impact on our community and beyond.  The ideal candidate:

  • will have experience producing large events that attract thousands of participants.  
  • will be detail-oriented with the ability to delegate and multi-task.
  • will have excellent time-management skills and work well with a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment.
  • will have proven experience managing large, multi-step, detailed projects
  • will have excellent people and relationship building skills; experience working with the public and the ability to speak confidently in public settings

Organization and communication skills are key, along with the ability to keep a cool head in all situations, and the desire to deliver the highest quality experience for every Crim participant.

Visit for more information and a job description.  This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).  Annual compensation starts at $60,000 annually based on education and experience, in addition to a generous employer-paid benefit package including health/dental/vision insurance, life and short term/long term disability insurance, 403b plan with employer match, and more.

Please email your letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to Leslie Aguirre at by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023.    No telephone inquiries; thank you.