MSUFCU becomes the Presenting Sponsor of the 46th running of the Detroit Free Press Marathon  

DETROIT (April 21, 2023) – The Detroit Free Press Marathon today announced MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), the globally-recognized Michigan-based financial institution, as its presenting sponsor for this year’s race weekend October 13-15, 2023.

“For over 85 years, MSUFCU has been committed to helping our members and communities achieve their financial goals, and ultimately their dreams,” said Susi Elkins, MSUFCU Chief Community Impact Officer. “We are proud and excited to be the presenting sponsor of the 46th Detroit Free Press Marathon, furthering our commitment to the Detroit community and providing us with a unique opportunity to support the marathon runners as they achieve their dreams.”

“We are delighted to welcome MSU Federal Credit Union as the new presenting sponsor of the Detroit Free Press Marathon,” said Aaron Velthoven, Vice President and Executive Race Director for the event. “This is a tremendous partnership for us; we are excited to showcase MSUFCU’s impact within the community and build awareness amongst our participants and running community of their strong presence right here in Detroit.”

Founded in 1937, on Michigan State University’s campus, MSUFCU has grown to have branches across the state of Michigan and serve Credit Union membership worldwide. MSUFCU will soon celebrate the opening of its new full-service branch in downtown Detroit, at 243 W. Congress Street. Since its founding, MSUFCU has remained focused on protecting and improving the financial health of its members and communities. MSUFCU’s sponsorship of the 46th Detroit Free Press Marathon and the new MSUFCU branch location in the historic Marquette Building further demonstrate the Credit Union’s commitment to investing in Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press Marathon is North America’s largest international road race and Michigan’s largest road racing event, featuring a unique and iconic course that crosses into Canada via the Ambassador Bridge and returns into the U.S. via the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel, the only underwater international mile of a Marathon in the world. The new in 2022 U.S. side of the course will continue this year, showcasing many historic Detroit neighborhoods, Midtown, Eastern Market and downtown Detroit.

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About the Detroit Free Press Marathon:

The Detroit Free Press Marathon is Michigan’s largest road race and the only race to cross international borders twice. From the new runner to the more seasoned marathoner, there is a race for everyone. Races include the Competitive 1-Mile, 5K and Meijer Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 14, and the Full Marathon, Half-Marathon, U.S.-Only Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, Oct. 15. This is the 46th year of the event. It is owned and produced by

About MSU Federal Credit Union:

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 12 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. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Mich., has 22 branches, nearly 335,000 members, over $7 billion in assets, and over 1,100 employees. For more information, visit

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