Miami – Miami Tri Events, organizers and creators of the City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami, is pleased to announce the UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge at the 2014 City Bikes IRONMAN®70.3 Miami.
City Bikes IRONMAN®70.3 Miami is a unique racing experience that draws thousands of fitness enthusiasts each year. It features one of the biggest expositions in the IRONMAN®70.3 circuit and will kick off on Friday, Oct. 24, at Bayfront Park in the heart of Downtown Miami. The race takes place on Oct. 26 and is composed of a 1.2 mile swim in the protected bay waters adjacent to Bayfront Park, a 56-mile bike ride from Downtown Miami to the Florida Everglades and a 13.1-mile run through metropolitan Miami.
This year’s UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge consists of team relays and individual entries. Each team will represent a participating corporation. Relay teams will be made up of three individuals: a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner. The UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge portion of the event provides an opportunity for positive competition among corporate teams, as well as a chance for participants to network within the local business community. The UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge aims to foster positive relationships among teammates and corporate opponents.
“We are excited to once again work with an organization that shares our commitment of providing people of all ages the chance to be active and discover sports,” said Wilber Anderson, CEO of Miami Tri Events. “UnitedHealthcare’s continued education on the benefits of healthy living fits well with our mission and that of IRONMAN, and we look forward to working with their team.”
UnitedHealthcare’s sponsorship of City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami is part of the company’s overall commitment to promoting the benefits of healthy lifestyles.
“Reinforcing the benefits of healthy lifestyles by showing that exercise can be fun and invigorating can create a culture of health and wellness for people of all ages,” said Nicholas Zaffiris, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of South Florida. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to sponsor the City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 and host the UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge.”
Winners of the UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge will be the proud owners of a trophy that will reside for a year at the winning team’s offices. The winning team will be invited back the following year to defend its title. A portion of all proceeds raised by the corporate challenge will be donated to the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF). Participants and fans will have an opportunity to bid on various triathlon-inspired merchandise and experiences with all proceeds going to fund UHCCF medical grants for children.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 6,500 grants valued at over $20M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply, donate or learn more, please visit www.UHCCF.org.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
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