FirstMerit Bank proudly presents the second annual Cruise In ShoesTM 5K run/walk

FirstMerit Bank announces it is sponsoring the second annual Cruise In Shoes 5K Fun Run/Walk, taking place at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, the same day as the 19th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

“FirstMerit is very involved in the communities we serve and we are excited to be a part of the second annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. A morning run/walk through the streets of Royal Oak will be great way to start a fun-filled day at the Woodward Dream Cruise, “said Sandy Pierce, vice chairman of FirstMerit Corporation, and chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan. “Even if you can’t participate in the event, we encourage everyone to come down to Woodward and be a part of the festivities.”

The run/walk will begin at 7:30 am on Yorba Linda Blvd, continue with a rare opportunity to run on historic Woodward Avenue, wind through several Royal Oak neighborhood streets and finish at Shrine High School.

Anyone interested in participating in the Cruise In ShoesTM can register online by going to until August 15. Participants can also sign up for the event the day of the run at Royal Oak Shrine High School. 

About the Woodward Dream Cruise
The Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Chevrolet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is the world’s largest one-day celebration of car culture. It attracts more than one million visitors and over 50,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. The 19th annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 and will have many great events throughout the day. For more information, visit us at

About FirstMerit Bank
FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $24.5 billion as of close of business April 12, 2013, and 415 banking offices and 452 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. FirstMerit provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. Principal affiliates include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd., and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation. For more information, visit us at