RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 160 kids participated in the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS® Raleigh Fun Run today at Raleigh Marriott City Center. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound helped Derek K. Harris Jr. of UnitedHealthcare and Representative Duane Hall kick off the fun run.
Athletes ages 3 to 15 ran portions of the IRONMAN 70.3® Raleigh presented by PNC. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, gift bag and finisher medal. UnitedHealthcare provided complimentary registrations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Raleigh to encourage participation.
This is the sixth 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 IRONKIDS one-mile fun runs in 2017.
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.