IRONMAN® and UnitedHeathcare bring the 1st IRONKIDS® to Augusta. The kid’s fun run will be held September 26, the Saturday before the IRONMAN® 70.3® Augusta. The race will start at The Augusta Convention Center, located at 901 Reynolds Street.
The one-mile and quarter-mile IRONKIDS® is a fun run giving kids the opportunity to race like their parents while also getting the community involved in a healthy lifestyle.
“IRONKIDS® is a great opportunity for the local youth to feel the excitement of completion while bringing a family friendly atmosphere to race weekend,” said Mandy Irizarry, Athlete Development Coordinator for IRONKIDS®.
The race entry is $15 and is geared towards kids between the ages of 3-14 and is also open to adaptive athletes. Each athlete will receive a race bib, finisher shirt or trucker hat, medal, goodie bag and the pride of calling themselves an IRONKID! To learn more about the UnitedHeathcare IRONKIDS® fun run or to sign up, click here.
After being acquired from the Sara Lee Corporation, which owned the event series since 1985, IRONKIDS® launched in 2009 with nine events in the IRONKIDS® National Triathlon Series. Since the inaugural year, IRONKIDS® has seen more than 60,000 participants and has grown to more than 60 events worldwide including races in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The brand represents a multi-dimensional approach to creating positive experiences for athletes, families and communities, as well as embodies achievement and determination while fostering self-esteem. The IRONKIDS® mission is to inspire and motivate through the sport to live an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. For more information visit www.ironkids.com.