DETROIT, February 15, 2024 – The Detroit Free Press Marathon is excited to announce the extension and expansion of its partnership with MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) as the Presenting Sponsor for the next three years. This announcement builds on the successful collaboration from the previous year, further solidifying the strong relationship between the two organizations.

The partnership highlights MSUFCU’s commitment to the Detroit community and its support for one of the city’s most iconic sporting events. The Detroit Free Press Marathon, known for its unique international course, will continue to benefit from the enhanced visibility and support provided by MSUFCU.

Aaron Velthoven, Vice President and Race Director of the Detroit Free Press Marathon, expressed his enthusiasm for the renewed partnership: “We are grateful for the long-term commitment by MSUFCU as our Presenting Sponsor. Their dedication to community and financial wellness aligns perfectly with the spirit of our marathon weekend. This partnership is not just about running; it’s about building a stronger, more connected community.”

April Clobes, President and CEO of MSUFCU, shared her thoughts on the partnership: “At MSUFCU, we believe in supporting initiatives that enrich our members and the communities we serve. The Detroit Free Press Marathon is a celebration of the spirit of Detroit and the State of Michigan. We are proud to be part of this incredible event and look forward to three more years of inspiring participants to achieve their dreams.”

The Detroit Free Press Marathon, set to take place on Oct. 18-20, 2024, is North America’s largest International road race, featuring a course crossing international borders into Windsor, Ontario, Canada and back in Detroit, Michigan. For more information about the event and the partnership with MSUFCU, please visit Detroit Free Press Marathon Official Website (

About Detroit Free Press Marathon:

The Detroit Free Press Marathon is a cornerstone event in Michigan, showcasing the best of Detroit and its surrounding areas. The event brings together runners from all walks of life, celebrating the spirit of the city and the endurance of its people.


Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 13 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. The Credit Union operates an award-winning, wholly owned credit union service organization, Reseda Group, along with digital financial platforms AlumniFi and Collegiate, trade name Oakland University Credit Union, and its foundation, the Desk Drawer Fund. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan; and has 24 branches; over 350,000 members; $7.61 billion in assets; and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit