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Grand Prix Shakedown 5K Run and Family Fun Walk Returns to Belle Isle May 24

DETROIT, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 25th Grand Prix in Detroit and you can help celebrate the occasion by taking your own spin around the 2.3-mile track on Belle Isle during the Grand Prix Shakedown 5K Run and Family Fun Walk. The race cars can do it in about a minute but they don't see the sights like you will during this unique opportunity to run the Grand Prix track.

All proceeds from the race go to the Downtown Detroit Partnership's Safety and Security Program, a private/public strategy and implementation plan that provides a sustainable, safe environment. Contributions from corporate sponsors and run fees have helped the Shakedown raise nearly $500,000 over the past 20 years for charities and community efforts.

The Shakedown is presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), the Downtown Runners and Walkers, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Penske Corp.

"Safety in Detroit, above all else, is essential to our city's continued transformation," said Cindy Pasky, founder, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions.  "S³, like other Downtown businesses, is committed to making our Downtown and our neighborhoods safe and secure. The dollars raised by the Shakedown will help the Downtown Detroit Partnership provide residents, employees and visitors with that safe environment.  Our goal is make all of Detroit clean, safe, and inviting."

There will be awards for the 5k race for 1st place open and master and male/female as well as awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in 5-year age groups. Participants will also have the opportunity to win two Delta Airlines tickets.  Each person in the 5k race will have his or her name placed in a drawing and at the end of the race one lucky name will be drawn. You must be present to win.

The Grand Prix Shakedown 5K Run and Family Fun Walk is Saturday, May 24. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. You can register at http://www.active.com/detroit-mi/running/distance-running-races/grand-prix-shakedown-2014 and get more information as well as ongoing updates at http://www.GrandPrixShakedown.org

About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $238 million IT and business services company based in Detroit. S3 is ranked the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report. It is also one of five companies nationally that is a certified Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has more than 2,300 consultants and 29 offices, 24 in the U.S. and five in Europe. For more information visit our website at http://www.strategicstaff.com/ or follow us on Facebook: Careers at Strategic Staffing Solutions.

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