Dematic sponsors run in hometown

Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution centre, is supporting the company's hometown through its sponsorship of the 5K race at the Fifth Third River Bank Run. The event will be held Saturday, 10 May, in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan US.

This is the first year Dematic has sponsored the race, which includes walk and run distances of 5K, 10K and 25K. President and CEO of Dematic North America, John Baysore, will announce the start of the Fifth Third 5K Run presented by Dematic at 7 a.m. EST.

"We are proud to support our community with event sponsorships like the Fifth Third River Bank Run," said Baysore. "With more than 1,300 Dematic employees and many local business customers based in the West Michigan area, it is vital that we be involved in making Grand Rapids an economically strong, healthy and desirable place to live and work."

Dematic will provide more than 100 event volunteers, participants and spectators, including approximately 80 runners. In its 37th year, The River Bank Run is expected to draw 38,000 onlookers, 2,000 volunteers and over 21,000 contestants.

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