LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The second UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Las Vegas Fun Run raced around Henderson Pavilion today. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked-off the one-mile race, joined by UnitedHealthcare of Nevada’s chief medical officer, Dr. Laurine Tibaldi, leading warm-up exercises and cheering on the runners as they crossed the finish line.
The kids, ages 3-15 had the opportunity to run on the same course as the 2014 IRONMAN® 70.3® Silverman, which takes place tomorrow. The one-mile fun run is for “triathletes to be” and aims to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through exercise and healthy lifestyles.
Before the fun run, UnitedHealthcare presented a $3,000 cheque to Brian Knudson, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, to support its healthy living programs. The company also provided 150 free admissions to Club members, enabling youth who may face cost barriers to participate in the running event. This is the third year UnitedHealthcare is supporting IRONKIDS as part of the company’s commitment to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through healthy lifestyles.