“Talmer Bank sees firsthand the positive impact the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon has on Detroit, the people in the region and across the globe,” said Thomas C. Shafer, president of Talmer Bank and Trust. “Our collaboration with the Detroit Free Press gives Talmer Bank the opportunity to help thousands of people fulfill a dream, get in shape, run for the first time, challenge themselves, support someone special, or to just enjoy another amazing event in our community.”
Runners from Michigan, the United States and all over the world have traveled to Detroit to take part in this award-winning Marathon. The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon is the only marathon to traverse international borders twice. Over the Ambassador Bridge and through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, the Marathon takes runners through Canada then back through historic neighborhoods and scenic areas of Detroit. Every runner has a place: from the Kids Fun Run and 5K on Saturday, to the international and U.S.-only half marathon or full marathons on Sunday. Even non-runners can participate by volunteering for any of the weekend events or attending the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer’s Health and Fitness Expo, open to the public on Friday and Saturday of race weekend at Cobo Center.
For more information about the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, visit freepmarathon.com or follow the Marathon on Facebook at facebook.com/detroitmarathon or Twitter @freepmarathon.
The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon is owned and operated by Michigan.com. Michigan.com reaches the largest and most engaged consumer base in Michigan, and provides unmatched resources to help businesses activate new customers. For more than 180 years, our respected and trusted news and information brands have been the first choice of Michigan residents and businesses. We offer more than 60 multi-platform products and services to help businesses reach, engage and activate Michigan consumers. Michigan.com, a Gannett Company, oversees Gannett’s Michigan brands: Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, Battle Creek Enquirer, Port Huron Times Herald, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus and Observer & Eccentric Media. Michigan.com manages the business operations of The Detroit News under the terms of a federal Joint Operating Agreement. It also is a sales representative for many national digital partners, including Cars.com and CareerBuilder.com.
About Talmer Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Talmer Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Talmer Bank and Trust. Talmer Bank and Trust, operating through branches and lending offices in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Nevada, offers a full suite of commercial and retail banking, mortgage banking, wealth management and trust services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals. www.talmerbank.com.