Miami Tri Events, a leading player in athletic event production and management, has confirmed that UnitedHealthcare will be the Official Health & Wellness partner of the 2013 City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami and sponsor of the UnitedHealthcare C-Level Challenge.
City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami will take place on 27 October at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. This unique event is highly anticipated, with registrations close to being sold out once again.
“We are glad to see continued growth with our sponsors,” said Wilber Anderson, CEO of Miami Tri Events. “The addition of a brand such as UnitedHealthcare demonstrates the increasing corporate support of the sport of triathlon. We’re also excited that UnitedHealthcare will host the first C-Level Challenge of the City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to sponsor the 2013 City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami and UnitedHealthcare C-Level Challenge,” said Nicholas Zaffiris, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of South Florida.
“These exciting events create an inspirational environment where people can learn how healthier living can enhance their well-being and inspire the athlete in all of us.”
UnitedHealthcare’s support of Ironman races is part of the company’s overall commitment to help stem the rising tide of obesity by promoting the benefits of healthy lifestyles. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, putting them at increased risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Miami Tri Events LLC aims to produce one-of-a-kind sporting events. Besides giving participants and spectators a memorable experience, Miami Tri Events aims to generate the utmost benefits to its involved companies and sponsors, causing a positive social and economic impact in the local and international market.
By creating awareness for recreation and healthy lifestyles and engaging local charities and non‐profitable organizations, Miami Tri Events assures that every effort taken contributes to society in a constructive and vigorous manner.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide across the US 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 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.