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TCF Bank Secures Sponsorship of the Detroit Free Press Marathon


TCF Bank Becomes Co-title Sponsor of the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon in 2019

TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (TCF), today announced it will be the co-titled sponsor of the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon. In its 42nd year, Michigan’s largest road race and the only race to cross international borders twice expects more than 25,000 runners and an additional 50,000 spectators to attend this year’s full weekend of events October 19-20.

“I am thrilled that TCF Bank sees the value of this great event and is willing to invest in the state of Michigan, the city of Detroit and the health and well-being of the running community in which we serve. Their support allows us to put on a first-class race and showcase our unique international course,” said Barbara Bennage, executive race director.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is important to all of us at TCF Bank, and sponsoring the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon is one way we can continue this strong tradition in the city of Detroit and throughout Michigan,” said Michael Jones, executive vice president, consumer banking at TCF Financial Corporation. “Alongside team members from our offices and 50 branches in Michigan, we look forward to bringing the community together to create memorable experiences that showcase the beauty of Detroit and to celebrate the strength and perseverance of runners.”

The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon offers a race for everyone with a full marathon, international half marathon, U.S.-only half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K, 1-Mile and a Kids Fun Run, as well as a challenge series that combines multiple races during the two days. Runners will cross the Ambassador Bridge to Canada and return to the U.S. through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. The route traverses through historic neighborhoods, Belle Isle and the RiverWalk along the Detroit River. Registration is now open with low pricing through April 30, 2019. To learn more or register, visit freepmarathon.com.

About TCF

TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of March 31, 2019, TCF had $24 billion in total assets and 312 bank branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing and equipment finance business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit tcfbank.com.

About Michigan.com

The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon is owned and produced by Michigan.com. Michigan.com produces a number of premier events in Metro Detroit, including the Freep Film Festival, the Wine & Food Experience, Detroit Free Press/Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Top 10 Takeover, The Detroit News Dish & Design Series, Top Workplaces and The Detroit Free Press High School Sports Awards. Michigan.com also manages the business operations of The Detroit News under the terms of a federal Joint Operating Agreement.

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