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Watch: Blue & You Fitness Challenge founders in a relay race showdown

As the Blue & You Fitness Challenge wraps up its 15th year, the three founding organizations highlight their annual rivalry in an action-packed relay race showdown.

The race video stars the leaders of each founding organization: Curtis Barnett, president and CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Cindy Gillespie, director of Arkansas Department of Human Services, and Dr. Nate Smith, director and state health officer at the Department of Health and their team members.

Watch Part One of the action here: https://vimeo.com/259182968/2285a7bc83

The race continues with Part Two: https://vimeo.com/263581756/91e68194a7

The final installment: https://vimeo.com/275285742/71a9ae8951

Each year, Arkansas Blue Cross challenges its co-founder organizations, the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Human Services, to see which one can earn the most points. In 2017, Arkansas Blue Cross took home the win and defends its first-place position this year.

The three-part video begins with the start of the race, and the performance of each founding team determined how it would end. Click the third link above to see the final installment. 

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge began in 2003 and celebrates 15 years of helping people prioritize their health. New features this year include a new logo and a redesigned look and feel. Find out more and track the progress of each team on the leaderboard at https://secure.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.