Grand Prix Shakedown 5K Run and Family Fun Walk Returns to Belle Isle May 28

DETROIT – A Grand Prix race car can zoom around the 2.3-mile track on Belle Isle in a little over a minute. Last year, the fastest time for the Grand Prix Shakedown 5K Run and Family Fun Walk was just over 16 minutes.

The run is back again this year and will be held May 28 on Belle Isle. Those participating run the complete Grand Prix track plus a little more to make up the 5K race.

All proceeds from the race go to 2-1-1 On The Go!, a Downtown Detroit Partnership program that connects homeless people to the services they need. Contributions from corporate sponsors and run fees have helped the Shakedown raise nearly $450,000 over the past 19 years. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the race.

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

“We too often forget if you are poor, you are essentially an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets,” says Cindy Pasky, founder and CEO of S3. “Foreclosures, job loss, sickness and, yes, incarceration and addiction have moved many from the warmth of a home to the cold streets. At S3 we firmly believe it is part of our job is to help those less fortunate.”

The Grand Prix Shakedown 5K Run and Family Fun Walk is Tuesday, May 28. The walk starts at 5:30. The run starts at 6:15 p.m. You can register at

About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $200-million-plus IT services company based in Detroit. It 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 entities worldwide. It has approximately 2,000 consultants and is one of the Top 10 diversity companies in the industry.

S3 has 24 branches worldwide including Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Team California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Charlotte, Chicago, Columbia, SC, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Team Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa), Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Antonio, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, Team Texas (Dallas, Houston and San Antonio) and two European offices in Vilnius, Lithuania and London, England.

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