UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Chattanooga Fun Run Motivates Local Youth to Lead Active, Healthy Lifestyles

United Healthcare and Connecticut Science CenterCHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nearly 400 kids participated in the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS® Chattanooga Fun Run presented by Sunbelt Bakery today at Ross’s Landing. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked off the fun run, joined by Paul Banick, M.D., senior medical director of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, and Sen. Bo Watson.

Athletes ages 3 to 15 ran along portions of the Little Debbie IRONMAN® Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery that takes place on Sept. 25. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal.

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.

About UnitedHealthcare

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.

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