The second UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Syracuse Fun Run raced around
Jamesville Beach Park today. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound
kicked-off the ¼, ½ and one-mile race, joining several IRONMAN champions
in leading warm-up exercises and cheering on the runners as they crossed
the finish line. The fun run takes place along portions of tomorrow's
Syracuse IRONMAN 70.3 race.
UnitedHealthcare's ascot Dr. Health E. Hound cheers on youth as they run the ¼ mile course at today's UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Syracuse Fun Run at Jamesville Beach Park. Photo Credit: Michael J. Okoniewski
The kids, ages 3-15 had the opportunity to run on the same course as the
Syracuse IRONMAN 70.3. 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.
UnitedHealthcare made a $1,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of
Syracuse to support its healthy living programs. The company also
provided 50 free admissions to the Boys & Girls Club, enabling youth who
may face cost barriers to participate in the running event.