Celebrating 41 Years of Women’s Health, and Fitness
Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
October 9, 2017
Boston, MA – September 14, 2017 – On Monday, October 9, 2017, thousands of women will come together for the 41st running of the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women. This Columbus Day road race tradition is expected to attract more than 7,000 passionate and enthusiastic females of all ages and athletic abilities and 20,000 fans from all over the country.
“The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women now has generations of women from many families enjoying this fall tradition in Boston,” said Dusty Rhodes, race founder and president of Conventures, Inc. “It is an event that empowers women, inspires them, and allows females of all ages to come together to inspire one another,” she added. “As I stand at the finish line every year, seeing that is what drives me to keep this race going.”
“The dedication of the women and men who run and walk – whether it is their first year or their 41st, is truly outstanding,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan, lead sponsor of the race. “There is no other race out there quite like this one. We are encouraged by everyone’s commitment to wellness, and excited to once again join together to celebrate a day that focuses on living life to the healthiest.”
In addition to the race, a variety of activities and sponsors focused on supporting women’s health and wellness will be on display on the Boston Common starting at 9:00 a.m. Attendees may browse new fitness clothing and accessories, sample healthy foods and enjoy fitness demonstrations and many other tools used to encourage people to take part in an active and healthy lifestyle.
Established in 1977, the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women course is one-of-a-kind and highlights the very best of Boston in the fall. Starting and ending at the Boston Common, the race winds through historic Back Bay before heading into Cambridge for a loop along the Charles River.
This year’s race will kick-off at 10:50 a.m. on the corner of Beacon and Charles Street with a warm-up by Eliza Shirazi, founder of Kick It, a popular Boston based fitness class. The race will officially start at 12 noon. For the younger runners, a free 1K Fun Run (recommended for children ages 10 and under) will start at 10:30 a.m. on the Boston Common.
Pre-Race Registration costs $45 and is available online until 4:00 p.m. on October 8, 2017 and by mail if received by October 2, 2017. Race Day Registration costs $60 and will be available on the Boston Common from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on October 9, 2017.
For more information about Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women or to register please visit http://www.thp10k.com/registration-number-pick/. Check out event updates on the Facebook page, @THP10K on Twitter, @THP10K on Instagram or follow the conversation using #THP10K.
About Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. Staying true to our mission of improving the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve, we touch the lives of more than 1.1 million members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire through employer-sponsored plans; Medicare; Medicaid and Marketplace plans, offering health insurance coverage across the life span regardless of age or circumstance.
We continually rank among the top health plans in the country based on quality and member satisfaction:
Our private HMO and PPO plans are rated 5 out of 5 and our Medicaid plan is rated 4.5 out of 5 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.[i] Our Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO and Senior Care Options plans received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the highest rating possible.[ii]
To learn more about how we’re redefining what a health plan can do, visit tuftshealthplan.com/ourstories. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About Conventures, Inc.
Conventures, Inc. is New England’s largest special events agency focused on integrated event management, public relations and marketing. Founded in 1977, and based in Boston, Conventures, Inc. has defined the event marketing space and has been the driving force behind the areas most memorable and effective special event campaigns. Conventures’ position as an industry leader is further reinforced by its innovative integration of services including public relations and marketing. Visit conventures.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter @Conventures.