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Rip City Race for the Roses Announces Presenting Sponsor UHC Benefiting Albertina Kerr - 11/20/17

PORTLAND, Ore. (November 20, 2017) -- UnitedHealthcare will serve as presenting sponsor of the 20th annual Rip City Race for the Roses, benefiting Albertina Kerr. In addition to its new presenting sponsor, the popular Portland race is introducing a new experience in 2018 thanks to the community-based partnership between Albertina Kerr and the Rose Quarter. The event is scheduled for April 29, 2018, and includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and new 1K kid-family run, all beginning at the Rose Quarter.

"It is an honor to be partnering with UnitedHealthcare on Rip City Race for the Roses," said Jeff Carr, CEO of Albertina Kerr."The synergy between both organizations enhances the purpose of this great race, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the people we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. The community-based support of the Rose Quarter will make the event even more exciting and meaningful for Portland."

"UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Albertina Kerr and the Rose Quarter to attract runners from across the country to participate in the Rip City Race for the Roses," said Claire Verity, CEO of UnitedHealthcare -- Pacific Northwest States.

Online registration for runners and walkers is open at Each participant will receive an official race T-shirt and medal for finishing the race. People who register before Dec. 22, 2017, will receive a ticket to an upcoming Trail Blazers home game.

About Albertina Kerr
For over 110 years, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. For more information about Albertina Kerr, visit¬¬¬ or follow us on Twitter @Albertina_Kerr or @RipCityRace.

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, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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