Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Youth Challenge

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield's mission to help people live longer, healthier lives is a commitment to the entire community. It's more than a matter of paying hospital and doctor bills; it's a matter of supporting positive ways to be healthy.


Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and active children grow into healthy active adults.


Highmark partners with Citiparks for a healthy activity — "On Your Mark with Highmark Youth Challenge" — to encourage children to lace up their running shoes and take part in Citiparks community footraces... by either running or walking the 5K distance.


Each child age 6 to 12* who completes one Citiparks community footrace — or each youth age 13 to 18 who completes two community footraces — receives free registration to The Great Race 5K courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

* June 1, 2016

Citiparks community footraces are Greenfield Glide, Riverview 5K, Brookline Breeze
and Run Around the Square.