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Lake Stevens to Host United Healthcare Ironkids® on July 20

26 Jun, 2013


Lake Stevens in Washington State is hosting the inaugural United Healthcare IRONKIDS® National Running Series at North Cove Park on Sat., July 20, in conjunction with the IRONMAN 70.3 LAKE STEVENS weekend.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Race fee is $10 per child racing.  A portion of each race entry will benefit the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club. Athletes between the ages of 3 and 15 are invited to participate.

United Healthcare IRONKIDS® Lake Stevens Fun Run will accompany the IRONMAN 70.3 weekend and will offer a challenging yet exciting race to the whole event weekend.  Athletes will have the opportunity to run a portion of the IRONMAN 70.3 Run Course and cross the same finish line as the IRONMAN athletes.  Each athlete will receive an IRONKIDS race bib, technical t-shirt, an IRONKIDS finisher medal, post-race refreshments and the pride of calling themselves and IRONKID.

About IRONKIDS®: The mission of IRONKIDS is to inspire and motivate youth through the sport to lead an active, positive, and healthy lifestyle.  The 2013 IRONKIDS National Series and the Hy-Vee IRONKIDS Midwest Series presented by Dole targets youth between the ages of 6-15. It provides an interactive weekend experience for the entire family that showcases the nation’s top youth talent and allows first-time athletes to experience a positive introduction to the realm of multisport.  Children will compete in age-appropriate distances with an emphasis on fitness, fun and safety.

About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) was formed in 2005 as an entity of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau.  The SCSC is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington.  Visitors spend $880 million in Snohomish County annually, contributing more than $62.8 million in state and local tax revenues. Direct visitor spending benefits retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services, hotels and other businesses, and provides employment for over 9,700 people in Snohomish County.

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