UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound and professional Ironman athletes will be among those cheering young athletes at the finish line tonight, Sept. 22, at the UnitedHealthcare Ironkids Chattanooga Fun Run, presented by Sunbelt Bakery.
This 1.5-mile fun run for "triathletes to be" gives kids ages 3-15 a chance to run the same course as Ironman Chattanooga competitors.
The event starts with warm-ups at 5:45 p.m., followed by the run at 6 p.m. at Ross's Landing, 200 Riverfront Parkway.
The goal is to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through exercise and healthy lifestyles.
Registration is $15, and every child receives a T-shirt, race bib, goodie bag and finisher medal.
Registration details are available at www.ironkids.com.
The Ironman Chattanooga competition follows Sunday, Sept. 25, with a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River, a 116-mile bike ride that dips into North Georgia and a 26.2-mile run.
Find out more at www.ironman.com.