UnitedHealthcare is teaming up with IRONKIDS ® for the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Syracuse Fun Run to inspire and motivate young people to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles.
The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Syracuse Fun Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Jamesville Beach Park, 201 Hamilton Street in Jamesville. Participating children and their families are encouraged to arrive early. Onsite registration and pre-event activities begin at 7:30 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.
Syracuse-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 second year UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring the one-mile Fun Run in Syracuse. The age-appropriate (¼ mile, ½ mile and 1 mile) course for “triathletes to be” will take place along portions of Syracuse IRONMAN 70.3 course, which begins the next day. UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS are providing 100 free registrations to Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse 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 Syracuse’s after-school health programs. “This IRONKIDS Fun Run is a great way for children and families in New York to enhance their health and well-being,” said Pat Celli, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Boys & Girls Club and inspire young people to be active and stay healthy.”