PANAMA CITY, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--More than 300 youth participated in today’s UnitedHealthcare Panama City IRONKIDS Fun Run, which took place in advance of this weekend’s IRONMAN event. The one mile “fun run” promoted fitness and health among youth with UnitedHealthcare Medicaid CEO Steve Nelson and company mascot helping lead the participants in exercises and stretches before the race.
The young athletes, aged 3 to 15, had the opportunity to run a portion of the IRONMAN Run Course and cross the same finish line as the IRONMAN athletes. Participating athletes received a numbered race bib, finishing medal, t-shirt, and the honor of calling themselves an IRONKID.
The event benefited the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people living with neurofibromatosis (NF). A portion of each $15 registration entry was donated to the Foundation. UnitedHealthcare also donated an additional $5,000.