UnitedHealthcare is teaming up with IRONKIDS ® for the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Kansas Fun Run to inspire and motivate young people to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles.
The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Kansas Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. at Clinton State Park Campground #3. Participating children and their families are encouraged to arrive early. Onsite registration and pre-event activities begin at 7:45 a.m. and include healthy snacks, games, arts and crafts, educational materials and warm-up exercises.
UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound will lead warm-up exercises and join the kids at the starting line to officially kick-off the race. Families, community leaders, UnitedHealthcare employees and IRONMAN supporters will line the course to cheer the young runners on their quest to be “IRONKIDS.” Runners will receive race bibs, T-shirts and medals at the finish line.
Lawrence-area kids and families are invited to participate. The cost for registration is $15 for kids ages 3 to 15. Registration details are available at www.IRONKIDS.com.This is the first year UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring the one-mile Fun Run in Kansas. The age-appropriate (¼ mile, ½ mile and 1 mile) course for “triathletes to be” will take place along portions of The Oread IRONMAN 70.3 Kansas course, which begins the next day. UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS are providing 100 free registrations to Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence youth and will donate $15 to the Boys & Girls Club for each registered runner, up to the first 200 participants. The donation will support Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence’s after-school health programs. “This IRONKIDS Fun Run is a great way for children and families in Kansas to enhance their health and well-being,” said Tim Spilker, president, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Boys & Girls Club and inspire young people to be active and stay healthy.”