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

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Nearly 400 kids crossed the finish line at this evening's UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Chattanooga Fun Run presented by Sunbelt Bakery at Ross's Landing. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound; Paul Banick, MD, senior medical director, UnitedHealthcare Community & State (blue shirt); and Senator Bo Watson (right), 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 credit: Steven Llorca)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sep. 23, 2016) — 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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The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Chattanooga Fun Run presented by Sunbelt Bakery raced around Ross's Landing this evening. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked off the fun run, and Paul Banick, MD, senior medical director of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, and Senator Bo Watson (kneeling) distributed medals to nearly 400 kids as they crossed the finish line. (Photo credit: Steven Llorca)



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