PANAMA CITY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 500 kids participated in the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Florida Fun Run today at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked off the fun run, joined by Steve Nelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement, and Superintendent Bill Husfelt.
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More than 500 kids participated in this afternoon's UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Florida Fun Run at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound; Steve Nelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement; and Superintendent Bill Husfelt, kicked off the fun run, where every young athlete received a finisher's medal. This is the fifth year UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring IRONKIDS races in the United States (Photo: Andrew Wardlow).
Athletes ages 3 to 15 ran along portions of the IRONMAN® Florida that takes place on Nov. 5. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. UnitedHealthcare provided 100 complimentary registrations to the Hutchison Beach Elementary School to encourage participation.
This is the fifth year UnitedHealthcare is supporting IRONKIDS in the United States as part of the company’s commitment to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through healthy lifestyles. UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring seven one-mile fun runs in 2016.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.