Getting Kids Exercising With IRONKIDS
The Ironman competition is back in Chattanooga. This Sunday, the grueling race returns to Chattanooga for the eleventh race in the 2016 Ironman U.S. Series. But this Thursday, it’s time for the younger athletes to take their turn with the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Fun Run.
This is the fifth year UnitedHealthcare is supporting IRONKIDS as part of the company’s commitment to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through healthy lifestyles.
There are 76 IRONKIDS races across the globe this year, for kids ages 3 to 14. The Chattanooga event kicks off at Ross’s Landing starting at 6 p.m. There will be two races with distances of 1 mile, and ½ mile. The price is $15 per runner.
This is a great opportunity to give young athletes the opportunity to experience the atmosphere, the challenge and the fun of running in the Ironman competition, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and staying active.
Parents and family are encouraged to stay and cheer on their athlete and to enjoy all the beautiful scenery that lovely downtown Chattanooga has to offer. Supporters of the race are also encouraged to stay engaged with the scene on social media by posting photos and videos from the race using the hashtag #UHCIRONKIDS