(WXYZ) - This year you didn’t need a classic car to cruise in the Woodward Dream Cruise. Fifth Third Bank and community leaders teamed up to create the first annual “Dream Cruise in Shoes” 5k race.
“I hope this becomes an annual cruise tradition,” said race co-director Nancy Smith.
It happened on the morning of the Woodward Dream Cruise. Runners ran from Royal Oak Shrine High School then along part of the Dream Cruise course.
“Fifth Third has become known in the running community because of our continued support of signature races such as the Turkey Trot, New Years Eve Family Fun Run and River Bank Run”, stated Jack Riley, an avid runner and senior vice president of Marketing at Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan. “We’ve talked about bringing a run to the Dream Cruise for years and are excited about seeing the inaugural race come to fruition, Riley said.
Riley says the idea started several years ago when the future of the Dream Cruise was in question due to funding. Riley and his co-workers wanted to help make sure it continued.
Money raised at the race will go towards the cruise, and a fund that benefits numerous local charities.
The race also honored the history of the cruise. Many racers dressed in 50’s costumes before running down America’s first highway. You can get more information by visiting http://www.cruiseinshoes.com/
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