Boston 10k for Women, 2021, photo by Boston 10k for Women
The Boston 10k for Women will be held on October 8, 2022. The Boston 10k for Women began 46 years ago as the Bonne Bell 10k for women, which was a huge statement in 1975. This is an important race on the US running circuit.
Boston 10K for Women, Presented by REI Co-op Returns for its 46th Running on Saturday, October 8
Registration opens in March with Kick-Off Group Run in Honor of International Women’s Day
Boston, MA – Conventures, Inc. today announced that the 46th running of the Boston 10K for Women, presented by REI Co-op, will return to the streets of Boston and Cambridge on Saturday, October 8. The largest all-women’s sporting event in New England is tentatively scheduled for a 9:00 a.m. start, with more than 4,000 women anticipated to compete.
Event registration will open on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, exactly seven months before the excitement returns to Boston Common. Race registration will be conducted online at www.boston10kforwomen.org, and will open at 10:00 a.m.
The race brings girls and women from nearly 50 states to the Boston Common for a morning of wellness and racing, with participants hailing from all backgrounds and abilities. “We’re thrilled to return to the roads this October and to see so many joyous women reunite with each other and the sport they love,” said race founder and director, Dusty Rhodes. “We’re excited to have a date on the calendar for women of all ages to circle and anticipate.”
Also in celebration of International Women’s Day, the event will host a celebratory group run with REI on Saturday, March 5 from REI Fenway. The free event is open to all and will reunite runners who bonded through a 2021 pre-event run club, and new runners ready to begin their 2022 race training. Sign up for the March 5th group run is free and can be accessed here: www.runsignup.com/Race/
“We’re proud to partner on this historic race and to engage with and support women at various points on their running journey,” said Monika Bach, REI’s regional manager of local marketing. “New to our partnership in year two, the International Women’s Day group run will kick-off another inspiring year of celebrating an inclusive running community and a great way to spend time outside as we approach the warmer spring weather.”
The 2022 race marks the second year that REI has served as the presenting sponsor. The outdoor retailer, with five locations in Massachusetts, will bring months of pre-race programming, events, and engagement to runners.
The Boston 10K for Women is the second longest-running all-women’s race in the world, and since 1977 has attracted a world-class field of elite runners, while mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends celebrate women’s strength, speed, and solidarity. American Weini Kelati set an event record in 2021 with her 31:18 performance. The event features hours of pre-race and post-race athletic and wellness programming to complement the flat and fast 6.2-mile course through Boston’s Back Bay. The race will again offer more than $20,000 in prize money for top finishers.
About Boston 10K for Women
Established in 1977 as the Bonne Bell Mini Marathon, the Boston 10K for Women is the longest-running all-women’s sporting event in New England. With thousands of runners and spectators each year, it’s New England’s largest all-women’s road race and has been organized every year by Conventures, Inc. The race features a flat out-and-back course through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and scenic stretches of Memorial Drive in Cambridge. More than 186,000 women have raced in the event since its inception. For more information on the race please visit www.boston10kforwomen.
About the REI Co-op
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, with five locations in Massachusetts. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 20 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 174 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to–and steward–the outdoor places that inspire us all.