WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ICMA-RC, a financial services corporation that exclusively serves the public sector, sponsored and participated in two 5K events on May 9 and May 10 in support of employees in public service: the National Police Week 5K and Public Service 5K. More than 70 ICMA-RC associates showed their support by running, walking, and cheering on the athletes.
On Saturday, May 9, ICMA-RC associates ran in the National Police Week 5K in honor of fallen officers across the country. More than 170 officers have died in the line of duty over the past two years, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the event host and founder. Altogether, more than 1,700 athletes participated in the event, which began and ended at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The following day, May 10, ICMA-RC participated in the Public Service 5K, a race to show support and appreciation for our country's dedicated public servants. The event took place at Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C.
"First responders and public sector employees are critical to the success of our communities, and we were honored to participate and pay tribute to the service of those who have fallen and those who continue to serve," said Alex Hannah Vice President, Marketing Communications & Education. "It is also a great opportunity for our associates to come together and share in our commitment to serving the public sector."
ICMA-RC is also the Official Retirement Plan Services Provider of the World Police & Fire Games, an Olympic-style sporting event expected to bring more than 12,000 first responders to the National Capital Region, June 26-July 5. As part of the partnership, ICMA-RC will host the Police Service Dogs and the Motorcycle Street events. Visit www.icmarc.org/wpfg for more about this event.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than one million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. Our mission is to help build public sector retirement security. We deliver on our mission by focusing on service, quality and value. All of our retirement programs, administrative services and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.