– UnitedHealthcare sponsored military youth who participated in the fun run –
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nearly 100 kids participated in the second UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS®SUPERFROG Fun Run today at Pier Plaza. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked off the fun run, joined by Melissa Stout-Penn of UnitedHealthcare.
Athletes ages 3 to 15 ran along portions of the IRONMAN 70.3 SUPERFROG course that takes place tomorrow. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. UnitedHealthcare provided complimentary registrations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County to encourage participation. The South County Club is one of over 1,300 Clubs across the country that provides services to kids whose parents are in the military.
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.