32nd Annual Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
WHAT: The 32nd Annual Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women, a Columbus Day tradition in Boston. This is a 10K (6.2 mile) race that, for the
14th time, was selected by USA Track &
Field as the USA National 10K Championship Race for Women. The Race
attracts an elite
field of world-class runners, as well as casual runners, who join to celebrate health and fitness.
WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008
7:00 a.m. ÛÒ 11:00 a.m. On-site Registration
9:00 a.m. ÛÒ 3:00 p.m. Expo/Celebration of Health and Fitness
10:30 a.m. IK Walk for Kids
10:50 a.m. The Boston Globe Pre-Race Aerobic Warm-Up
Noon Race Starts
1:00 p.m. Post-Race Stretch
2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Tufts Health Plan Cash Grant to the American Heart Association
WHERE: The Race begins at Boston Common, at the corner of
Beacon and Charles Streets. Winding down Memorial Drive along the
River and Commonwealth Ave., the scenic run will
end on Charles Street between the Public Garden and the Boston Common.
RACE START: Beacon Street
RACE FINISH: Charles Street
COURSE DISTANCE: 6.2 miles (10,000 meters)
WHO: More than 7,000 women of all ages and fitness levels are expected to participate in Columbus Day tradition.
Top elite runners will include:
- Elva Dryer, 2nd at the 2008 New Haven Road Race 20K and 3rd, at the 2007 Tufts 10K for Women
- Molly Huddle, 2nd at the 2008 US Olympic Team Trials, 5, 000m
- Amy Rudolph, 5th at the 2008 36th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race
- Renee Metivier-Baillie, 5th at the 2008 36th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race
- Ann Alyankak: 7th at the 2008 US Olympic Team Trials – Marathon
- Rebecca Donaghue: 5th at the 2007 Tufts 10K for Women
group of more than 15 women who have run the Tufts Health Plan 10K for
Women every year since the RaceÛªs inception, 32 years ago.
ACC Running Club of Brighton, MA, a club committed to providing
students with an opportunity to run after school and learn the benefits
of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Team,Û a group of women who run in honor of Tedy BruschiÛªs support of
stroke victims and the American Heart Association.
And, New EnglandÛªs own, Joan Benoit Samuelson will also be on hand.
TRADITION Tufts Health Plan will maintain its annual
tradition of giving to a not-for-profit organization focused on
improving womenÛªs health OF GIVING: by presenting the
American Heart Association, an organization committed to raising
awareness of the impact of heart disease and
stroke on women, with a $10,000 cash grant.
This award is the second of a five-year commitment to the
SPONSORS:The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women is presented by Tufts Health Plan. Additional sponsors include: New Balance, City Sports,
Glaceau Smart Water, Mix 98.5, TV 38, Boston Sports Clubs, The Boston Globe, Luna Bar, Oldies 103.3, and Dole.
ROAD Charles Street, between Boylston and Beacon Street, will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and between Beacon and Longfellow
CLOSINGS: Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Beacon Street,
between the State House and Charles Street will be closed from 11:00
12:15 p.m. Boylston Street, between Tremont
Street and Charles Street, will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and will be the
location of event-day registration and the Health & Fitness Pavilion.