BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced currently that Point32Health has been named the official wellness insurance coverage provider of the B.A.A., as properly as Presenting Sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K. The Massachusetts-primarily based wellness care organization will be an official sponsor of B.A.A. events all through the year, such as at the Boston Marathon, June’s B.A.A. 10K, and November’s B.A.A. Half Marathon.
“The B.A.A. and Point32Health share a popular bond in prioritizing and focusing on the wellness and wellbeing of our neighborhood,” mentioned Jack Fleming, President and Chief Executive Officer of the B.A.A. “As two organizations with deep regional roots, we appear forward to expanding the good influence that wellness can have, no matter if you are an skilled runner or new to the sport.”
Point32Health is a major, nonprofit wellness and wellbeing organization, delivering a improved wellness care expertise to its members and the communities they serve. One particular of the leading twenty wellness plans in the United States, Point32Health builds on the high-quality of its founding organizations, Tufts Overall health Strategy and Harvard Pilgrim Overall health Care. They supply a diverse variety of wellness plans that assist enhance the wellness and wellness of the two.two million members they serve. Each and every day, they perform to provide on their objective of guiding and empowering healthier lives for everybody.
“Point32Health is thrilled to assistance the B.A.A. and athletes from across the globe in their quest for athletic achievement,” mentioned Cain A. Hayes, president and CEO of Point32Health. “We appear forward to playing an essential function in these inspiring events and celebrating with the complete city of Boston, each and every runner’s exceptional journey from the commence to the finish line.”
As the 1st presenting sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K, Point32Health will field a group of 400 athletes for this year’s race on April 15. The B.A.A. 5K annually kicks off Boston Marathon weekend, with practically ten,000 athletes operating by means of Back Bay and across the Boston Marathon finish line just before finishing the three.1-mile race at Boston Popular. The B.A.A. 5K presented by Point32Health is recognized as one particular of the quickest and most competitive 5K races in the globe. The Official Fundraising Companion of the B.A.A. 5K, Particular Olympics Massachusetts, raised a lot more than $75,000 by means of final year’s race and will welcome one hundred athletes to Boston this April to assistance an inclusive atmosphere for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
“I am delighted that Point32Health is the official wellness insurance coverage provider of the B.A.A. as properly as the Presenting Sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K,” mentioned Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1984 Olympic gold medalist, two-time Boston Marathon winner, and Beach2Beacon 10K founder. “Having worked with Point32Health, and as a extended time Harvard Pilgrim member, I know 1st-hand their commitment to the wellness and wellbeing of their members and communities, and I am pleased to see them extend this commitment to the operating neighborhood that comes from about the globe to Boston to fulfill dreams.”
Participants and spectators will also uncover Point32Health at the Boston Marathon Expo and Fan Fest on race weekend, and on Patriots’ Day major a unique cheer zone along the course. Year round, Point32Health and the B.A.A. will collaborate to market a healthier life-style by means of digital campaigns and messaging. The new partnership will also assistance the B.A.A.’s ongoing neighborhood events and initiatives.