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Boston 10K for Women

Saturday October 12th, 2024
Boston, MA
Distance: 10K
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The Boston 10K for Women, formerly known as the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women and the Bonne Bell Mini Marathon, is a major 10K held annually in Boston, on Columbus Day, popular as both an elite world-class competition and a women's running event promoting health and fitness.

Feel the empowerment as you unite with over 7,000 fellow runners and walkers for this Columbus Day tradition that celebrates women and healthy living. This race inspires women of all ages and fitness levels to step up to the start line and achieve their health and fitness goals.

Take to the streets of Boston and participate in one of the top 10K’s in the country! You will experience first- hand the power, camaraderie and triumph of this beloved event.

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Zelda Schwartz
I am a 79 year old female. Shame- no 80 division! Tufts honored top 5 and senior running clubs advocate for honoring older runners! This was my 21st and was looking forward to doing all my races next year at 80! Please consider honoring the 80 year group!
Boston 10K for Women, Race Date: 2023-10-07, Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Female 32:07 Annie Rodenfels 27
2nd Female 32:30 Emily Venters 24
3rd Female 32:39 Jenny Simpson 37
4th Female 32:44 Erika Kemp 28
Division Time Name Age Home
F 40-49 33:18 Sara Hall 40
F 50-59 43:33 Marcy Withington 53
F 60-69 46:24 Jane Polley 60
F 70+ 52:06 Janet Voelpert 76
Boston 10K for Women

The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women has its origins in 1977, when it was known as the Bonne Bell Mini Marathon. It was one of a series of 12 races for women that were held across the country. It is nowBoston 10K for Women

Although only 200 women had been expected to participate that first year, 2,231 women ran and walked the course that began and ended at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge. The first race included a series of 17 steps, an unusual feature in a foot race.

Lynn Jennings, then a high school senior, ran neck and neck with Patti Lyons (Catalano), and Lynn won the race in a time of 34:31. Lynn went on to win the race six times (1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993). Her history with the race also includes five second-place finishes...

The majority of the women who run are dedicated to this particular race. They have run for years with friends, daughters, mothers, sisters, and colleagues and are fully supportive of this tradition. Some of the women have gone on to run marathons, having been inspired by this 10K. Others just run the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women every year. There are at least 18 women who have run the race every year since its inception in 1977.

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