We are just a little under a month away from RIMS 2015 in New Orleans. You, of course, are thinking of the great sessions and networking that RIMS brings each year and – yes, you can admit it – also thinking of Bourbon Street and jazz.
This year we want you to also think about putting on your running/walking shoes on Tuesday morning, April 28, for the Spencer Education Fund 5K Fun Run.
What: Spencer 5K Fun Run presented by Sedgwick
When: April 28, 2015
- Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
- Race to start by 7:00 a.m.
Where: New Orleans (Meet outside Harrah's)
Now I know what you are thinking..."you want me to get up at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning and run?" Yes that is exactly what I am saying. Why? Because we want to raise funds to increase opportunities for risk management and insurance education students and our goal is to hit $10,000 by the end of the race.
We already have a good number of hearty souls – or is it soles? – registered to participate. (Sorry I couldn't resist the pun.) Several of us have been training since January and posting our pictures on Twitter. You can view some of those by following @SpencerEdFnd or @Sedgwick #Training. We encourage you to add your #selfies and join our virtual training team.
The most important thing to note: even if you don’t run, you can donate. By donating, you are still supporting the Spencer Education Fund. All the money raised helps grow the number of students who are seeking to make risk insurance a career choice. So don’t wait, visit the site and register or donate. It will be a beautiful race course, a great chance to meet some fellow runners and to meet others who care about the risk and insurance industry.
Watch this short and entertaining video of myself and Jonathan Mast on a recent training run. It gives you a good urban training experience. Thanks to Digistream Investigations for donating the action cameras we used for our training video. Jonathan and I will be wearing these on race day to capture all the fun and festivities.
Spencer 5K training video
Jarrod Magan, VP, Client Technology Services