Tufts Health Plan
705 Mount Auburn Street,
Watertown, MA 02472
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2013
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN WILL HOST THE 37TH ANNUAL 10K FOR WOMEN ON COLUMBUS DAY
WATERTOWN, MA – Tufts Health Plan will host the 37th annual Tufts 10K for Women on Monday, Oct.14. Women runners of all ages will join the 6.2-mile road race through Boston and Cambridge. The racecourse winds through the neighborhoods of Boston and Cambridge. Tufts Health Plan holds the race for individual health and fitness purposes.
The event will begin at noon. Thousands of runners, including elite and novice ones, will take part in the race. 20,000 spectators will stand along the racecourse, cheering the athletes on. The racecourse winds through the neighborhoods of Boston and Cambridge, from Beacon Street to Charles Street. To guarantee the safety of runners, the organizers will set up 6 water stations and a medical tent. Boston EMT bike teams and ambulances will also be ready to serve the athletes.
In addition to the main race, sponsor tents will hold Health & Fitness Pavilion activities from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., including family fitness activities and 1K for Kids. Tufts Health Plan will present a $10,000 cash grant to the Sharewood Project, which provides free health care services to underserved communities in Boston.
Started in 1977, the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women is the largest women’s 10K race in the country. Anne Hannam of New Zealand set the course record in 1988 by running the race within 31 minutes and 38 seconds.
“Our race motto is start strong, finish stronger. We hold the event to give a chance for women to support women and to celebrate family fitness,” says the James Roosevelt, Jr, the CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “I’m sure the activities will improve women’s health and strengthen the connection among family members.”
For more information, please visit www.tuftshealthplan.com or the Tufts10K Facebook page.
About Tufts Health Plan
Since 1979, Tufts Health Plan has been committed to providing a higher standard of health care coverage and to improving the quality of care for every member. Tufts Health Plan offers members a local health plan with a national reputation for excellence. For more information, please visit our website at www.tuftshealthplan.com
Tufts Health Plan
Vice President of Corporate Communications