Registration opens for 3rd annual Spencer 5K FunRun presented by Sedgwick

Foundation sets $100,000 FunRun goal to further support risk management education

2017 race features new CEO challenge and virtual training community

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 – The Spencer Educational Foundation announced that registration is now open for the third annual Spencer 5K FunRun presented by Sedgwick. Set along the picturesque backdrop of Lloyd Hall in Fairmount Park, the 2017 FunRun will commence on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:45 a.m. in Philadelphia during the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition.  The event is presented by Sedgwick, the leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, and will benefit the Foundation’s scholarships, internship grants and other experiential learning opportunities.

Participants can register individually or as a corporate team. Individual registration is $35 before Feb. 15 using the code EarlyRunner17 ($50 after that date) and can be accessed online. Team registration is $1,000 and provides entry into the new Corporate and CEO Cup races sponsored by Advisen.

“Three years ago, we set out to provide a healthy option at the annual RIMS conference, and the overwhelming enthusiasm and support from the risk management community for our event has been nothing short of remarkable,” said Jarrod Magan, race founder and director and vice president of client technology services and innovation at Sedgwick. “I consider it a privilege to be part of the team that has transformed this event into what it is today and, at the same time, support the future of our industry.”

“We appreciate Sedgwick’s continued support in presenting and growing this event; it has become a fun, competitive component of the RIMS conference,” said Ron Davis, chairman of the Spencer Educational Foundation, and executive vice president at Zurich. “The success of this event has a direct impact on the number of additional scholarships and grants we are able to award.  Given the great sponsor support so far and the interest expressed by many people, we’re confident that individual and corporate participation will grow even stronger this year.”

New features for the 2017 Spencer 5K FunRun:

  • Corporate/CEO Cup sponsored by Advisen– Companies and CEOs can demonstrate that they are the fastest in their class by entering the team and CEO races
  • Virtual Training Community –Participants will have exclusive access to a virtual training community, where they can to share their progress and encourage each other as they prepare for race day.

In addition to Sedgwick, the following companies are sponsoring the 2017 event:

  • Platinum sponsors: Advisen, AXA Insurance, Concentra, FM Global, MedRisk, Mitchell, NovaCare Rehabilitation, One Call Care Management, Origami Risk, Select Medical, XL Catlin and Zurich.
  • Gold sponsors: Best Doctors, Optum and Safety National.
  • Silver sponsor: NeuroInternational.

Register for the FunRun and learn more:


About Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. 

Established in 1979 to honor the late Robert S. Spencer, the Foundation is funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders. For more information, visit

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring counts℠; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and expertise of more than 14,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR;

Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see



Media contact:

Andrew Miller

Spencer Educational Foundation

212.655.6045, [email protected]