TROY, Mich., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagstar Bank has signed on as title sponsor of the first-ever Michigan Summer Race 13.1 Series. The half marathon, 10k, and 5k races are slated for June 18 in Lansing, July 22 in Detroit, and Aug. 12 in Grand Rapids.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Flagstar Bank from one race in Detroit in 2016 to a three-race summer series," said John Kane, founder and CEO of Capstone Event Group, organizer of Race 13.1 events. "Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Lansing are growing cities with healthy, active communities. We look forward to providing every participant in the Flagstar Bank Race 13.1 Michigan Series with a first-class race experience they will long remember."
Capstone Event Group produces half marathon, 10k, and 5k races in mid-size to large cities, providing runners big race perks with a local race feel. In 2016, the organization produced 20 events in 10 cities. The events provide certified courses, well stocked and staffed aid stations, and user-friendly logistics. Each Race 13.1 event partners with a local charity to raise awareness and funds for their cause.
"Race 13.1 meshes well with Flagstar's brand promise of putting time and care into making something great and crafting customized solutions," said Beth Correa, head of Community Affairs and Quality at Flagstar. "Race 13.1 works hard to create an exceptional experience for participants and even offers customized features like texting runners' results as soon as they finish. It's the kind of quality experience we like to craft for our customers."
The Flagstar Bank Race 13.1 Michigan Series will feature the best of what each host city has to offer. Race 13.1 will return for the second year to Belle Isle for the Detroit race; the Lansing course will be Hawk Island Park and downtown Lansing; and the Grand Rapids event will start downtown and include the Kent County trails. All courses are certified, and events feature staffed aid stations, live announcers, music, medals, and post-race festivities.
About Capstone Event Group
Capstone Event Group (which changed its name from Race 13.1 LLC in late 2016 to reflect rapidly diversifying product offerings) is a growing Sports Marketing and Events Company based in Raleigh, NC focused on the production of Road Races and Health and Fitness events in medium to large sized cities. A customer service-focused organization, it is dedicated to providing first-class events for people where they live that are capstones of great achievement and life-changing experiences. Every Capstone event highlights the best of the host city, benefits local businesses from tourism traffic, and raises money for local charities. CEG benefits entire families and communities – making a positive difference in each of its partnering cities.
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) is a $14.1 billion savings and loan holding company headquartered in Troy, Mich. Flagstar Bank, FSB, provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services through 99 branches in the state. It also provides home loans through a wholesale network of brokers and correspondents in all 50 states, as well as through 41 retail locations in 21 states. Flagstar is a leading national originator and servicer of mortgage loans, handling payments and record keeping for $80 billion of home loans representing 383,000 borrowers. For more information, please visit flagstar.com.
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