Q. Where will the race festivities be held?
Due to construction on the Boston Common, the exact location of the pre- and post-race activities has yet to be finalized. As soon as this information becomes available, it will posted on the Event Details section of this Web site. Please note that the race course will remain the same.

Q. Can I participate in the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women if I intend to walk the route, not run?
A. Absolutely. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Q. How is the race timed?
A. The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women will be utilizing the ChronoTrack Timing System. When you receive your number, you will notice that a ChronoTrack Timing Tag has been pre-assigned and affixed to your bib number. This tag contains a microchip which identifies you with your bib number through radio frequency identification technology. Before the race, you should remove the tag from your bib number and follow the directions to properly place the ChronoTrack tag onto your sneaker. ChronoTrack tag placement instructions can be found on the Race Day Runner Information Sheet or by clicking here.

Q. Do I have to return the ChronoTrack Tag?
A. No, the ChronoTrack tag is disposable, so you don't have to worry about returning it to race management after the race. Simply detach it from your sneaker after you have exited the water and food area.

Q. Do you allow baby joggers in the race?
A. Not officially. Because the race is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event, the rule states that baby strollers are not permitted. Runners pushing baby strollers are considered not “official.” If you still choose to run with a stroller, please seed yourself in the last seed and position yourself at the back of the race. Do not crisscross through the pack. Please try not to bump runners' feet with the stroller wheels and remember to call out to surrounding runners when you are passing. Following these guidelines will prevent accidents as well as avoid harm to yourself, your child, and other runners.

Q. Are we allowed to run with iPods?
A. To ensure the safety of yourself and other runners, we prefer that you do not run with an iPod or other personal music device.

Q. What happens if it is raining on race day? Is the event "rain or shine"?
A. The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women will take place rain or shine.

Q. If I register, but don't end up attending the race, can I get a refund for my registration fee?
A. No. No refunds will be issued for registration.

Q. Can I run with my dog?
A. No. Dogs are not allowed in the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women.

Q. Is there a wheelchair awards category?
A. Yes. We encourage wheelchair racers to participate in the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women. Get prize money information.

Q. I've never been to Boston before. Is there a place I can go on the Web to get more information?
A. Learn more about Boston.

Q. Will water and refreshments be provided for race participants?
A. Yes, water will be provided at six different water stations along the route (at each mile). In addition, healthy snacks and water will be provided at the finish line for all participants.

Q. Will there be a secure location where I can store my personal belongings at the race?
A. Yes, a baggage claim area will be set up from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on race day. Please attach the baggage ticket on your race number to your baggage item. You must show your race number to claim your baggage. Race management will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Q. What time should I arrive on race day?
A. If you need to register on race day, you should arrive between 7:00 am and 11:00 am. If you are already registered for the race, we encourage you to arrive by 10:30 am to give yourself time to warm up, store your belongings, and enjoy the race day activities.

Q. How do I register to participate in the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women?
A. You can register online or through the mail. Visit our registration page for more information.

Q. Can I register on the day of the race?
A. Yes. Registration is open on race day, Monday, October 12. Registration is available on race day from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. However, we strongly recommend pre-registration in order to avoid long lines on race day. The race day registration fee is $44.

Q. How long is a 10K race?
A. 6.2 miles.

Q. Where can I park my car on race day?
A. Please be aware that parking on race day is limited. Parking is not permitted on streets that are a part of the race course. The Boston Common Garage located on Charles Street will be open the morning of the race.

Q. I'd like to take the MBTA to the race. Which stops are closest to the race start?
A. The race start is within close walking distance of the Boylston and Arlington Street (Green Line) or the Park Street (Red or Green Line) MBTA stops. Get train schedule information. Q. How do I find out my race results?
A. Race results will be posted on race day and after the race on www.coolrunning.com. Q. How do I register a team entry for the race?
A. Teams must be declared on race day at registration. A team consists of three to five registered members, with the score determined by the total time of the top three finishers. Two team categories are available: Corporate Teams and USATF (Association) Teams. For Corporate Teams, all team members must be employed by the company they represent. For USATF Teams, clubs must be USATF member clubs. Each individual scorer must be a USATF member.

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