Lions Baseball Players Volunteer at Tufts 10k for Women

Lions Baseball Players Volunteer at Tufts 10k for Women

BOSTON - The Emerson Lions Baseball team volunteered on the Columbus Day Holiday at the Tufts Healthcare 10K for Women. The team worked the finish line tent handing out waters, bananas and other foods for post-race consumption.

This was the 41st year the event has run in Boston, and the third straight year the Emerson Baseball team have volunteered at the event.  
 
The Tufts Health Plan website (https://tuftshealthplan.com/ tufts-10k) explains the event and who it serves:  
 
"Tufts Health Plan is dedicated to helping people in the community 'Start Strong, Finish Stronger' at the 41st Annual Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women on Monday, October 9, 2017."

Tufts Health Plan took up the sponsorship of the race in 1985 and has developed the day into a Celebration of Health and Fitness for the whole family to enjoy. The Celebration of Health and Fitness includes a 1K Walk for Kids, pre-race aerobics, and a post-race stretch, as well as vendor demonstrations and a sports expo.

In 2000, the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women again grew in numbers of participants and continues to grow every year with over 7,000 participating runners in 2016.

In addition to the runners, the race draws nearly 20,000 spectators who gather to watch and cheer on the runners and participate in the activities on the Boston Common.