About 370 kids crossed the finish line at this morning's UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Boulder Fun Run at Boulder High School. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound 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: Ken Kelley).

BOULDER, Colo. (Aug. 06, 2016) - UnitedHealthcare kicked off its fifth year sponsorship of IRONKIDS® races in the United States with the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS® Boulder Fun Run.  Three hundred and seventy young athletes participated this morning at Boulder High School. 

UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked-off the fun run, which helps inspire and motivate young people to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles.  Athletes ages 3-15 ran along portions of the Blueprint for Athletes IRONMAN Boulder course that takes place tomorrow.  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. 

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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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The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Boulder Fun Run raced around Boulder High School this morning. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked off the fun run, and volunteers distributed medals to 370 kids as they crossed the finish line (Photo: Ruthie Gelber ).