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ARTICLE UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running Invites Rhode Islanders to Participate in New Race Series

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 3, 2012) – UnitedHealthcare will serve as the title sponsor of the UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running, a new race series coming to Rhode Island that promotes physical activity, health and well-being.

The UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running consists of three races: half marathons in Providence and Newport that were previously sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, and a new UnitedHealthcare half marathon that will debut in Jamestown this summer.

The first race – the UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon (part of the Cox Rhode Races) – will take place May 6, followed by the UnitedHealthcare Jamestown Half Marathon on July 14. The race series will conclude with the UnitedHealthcare Newport Half Marathon (part of the Amica Marathon) on Oct. 14 in Newport.

The race courses include the most scenic and iconic areas in Rhode Island. Runners who participate in all three races will receive discounted race fees and access to exclusive events and awards. The runner who posts the lowest combined time in all three races will be recognized with the "UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running" award.

"UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring the Triple Crown of Running to raise awareness of the important health benefits of running and regular exercise, and help people in communities across Rhode Island live active, healthier lives," said Stephen Farrell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of New England.

To receive a discounted race fee for the UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running, runners must register for all three races by May 1.

About UnitedHealthcare
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 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About Eident Sports Marketing
Eident Sports is a full-service event management and sports marketing company based in Providence, R.I. Eident has several properties in the region, ranging from turn-key sporting events to sponsorship sales alliances with key partners.