Below is a blog from Shanahan Real Estate Group's Lulu Coakley about her participation in running the Tufts 10K for women this past Columbus Day.
This past Monday, October 8th, I had the pleasure of joining 8000 other runners in the 36th Annual Tufts Healthplan 10K roadrace for women. The race inspires women of all ages and athletic abilities and is a celebration of women's health and fitness. The race attacts all types - elite world-class athletes, casual weekend runners, walkers, groups of friends, colleagues, and multi-generational families.
The 10K race course makes its way along the Charles River, back through Boston's Back Bay, and finishes up at the Boston Common. This year, Tufts Health Plan will make a $10,000 cash grant to The Family Van, which provides compassionate curbside cares in urban neighborhoods through its mobile clinics. The Family Van supports preventing screening, testing, and education for thousands of people each year. I had heard from friends that the race was fantastic and they sure were right! It was so inspiring to see so many women of all ages out there enjoying the perfect Fall weather, the scenic race course, their groups of friends, and achieving their fitness goals.
It was a perfect way to spend Columbus Day... I better keep running so I can do it again next year!