LONGWOOD, Fla. – Nov 10, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Track Shack and Insurance Office of America (IOA) have modified this year’s IOA Corporate 5k. Now a virtual event, the annual walk/run will take place from November 12 to 15.
The IOA Corporate 5k is an athletic event exclusive to businesses and nonprofits in Central Florida. Proceeds from the event are donated to support local charities: Track Shack Youth Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and the Christian Service Center’s Love Pantry.
IOA has sponsored the 5k and worked with Track Shack to support event beneficiaries since 1995. In an attempt to safely preserve the race, Track Shack and IOA initially postponed the 2020 date from Thursday, April 9 to Thursday, October 1. After revisiting their decision, the Central Florida-based organizations agreed that additional revisions were necessary.
“The decision to hold this year’s race virtually wasn’t an easy one to make,” said IOA Co-founder John Ritenour. “But it has enabled participants to join in wherever they are and support our IOA Corporate 5k beneficiaries in these incredibly difficult times.”
Instead of gathering at a Central Florida location, participants will virtually record their progress using Real-Time Remote Racing (RTRT) on the Track Shack Tracking & Timing app. This allows teams and individuals to run or walk from the location of their choosing.
Over 6,000 runners and 390 teams have registered for the 2020 IOA Corporate 5k Virtual. In addition, more than 20 companies submitted to this year’s Best T-Shirt Design contest — held through the Corporate 5k Facebook page. Having raised over $20,000, the 2020 IOA Corporate 5k Virtual is still on track to reach its $35,000 donation goal.
About John Ritenour
John Ritenour founded Insurance Office of America (IOA), a full-service insurance agency, in 1988 alongside his wife, Valli. Under John’s leadership, IOA grew from $188,000 in revenue the first year to $120 million annually upon his retirement as IOA Chairman in 2018.
About Insurance Office of America
Insurance Office of America (IOA), dba IOA Insurance Services in California, is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour. Today, IOA is led by Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour, and it is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 25th on Business Insurance’s 2020 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. IOA was named a National Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,200 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London. (#0E67768)
For more information, visit www.ioausa.com
About the Track Shack Family of Companies
Track Shack of Orlando opened for business in 1977 as a small retail operation that focused primarily on selling running shoes and apparel. Track Shack Events (TSE), a sister company, is a sports marketing company that specializes in marketing, management and production of active participation events. The mission of Track Shack is that each event produced will benefit the entire community – runners, sponsors and charities. The award-winning professional staff has earned (TSE) a reputation as one of America’s top sports marketing companies. Jon and Betsy Hughes, co-owners of Track Shack and TSE ensure that both businesses support charitable causes, in particular charities that benefit youth and youth athletics. These traditions lead to the creation of Track Shack Foundation in 1994. The Foundation was established as a 501 c(3) organization with the purpose of promoting health and fitness with an emphasis on youth programs.
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