Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon confirmed to participate; Annual 5K to take place Saturday, Sept. 9 at Centennial Olympic Park
ATLANTA – Aug. 22, 2017 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today announced the return of the Humana Atlanta 5K. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. at International Plaza. The 5K is open to the public with a $5 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Humana is also partnering with women’s running pioneer, Kathrine Switzer, who will participate in the Atlanta race and cheer on runners to the finish. Fifty years ago, Switzer became the first woman to compete as an official registrant in the Boston Marathon – an event that positioned her as a champion in the pursuit of challenging gender stereotypes in society. Three months ago, Switzer famously ran the Boston Marathon again to celebrate 50 years of good health and women’s progress. Through her partnership with Humana, the 70-year-old continues to inspire seniors to achieve their best health and experience all life has to offer.
“Over the years, I’ve loved seeing how running has evolved as a sport,” said Switzer. “For me, it’s always had a strong social impact in my life, so it’s great to witness the way communities are using running as a way to come together and stay active now more than ever. This 5K is a great example of that philosophy, and I’m looking forward to celebrating those who have taken that step toward health and fun.”
“The Atlanta 5K is a great and affordable way to train for the fall running season,” said John Smith, Senior Vice President of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, this race will provide the same upbeat experience with live music along the course, medals and a finish line festival. We are thrilled to be a part of this event and provide another way for the entire community to get together and take on a new challenge.”
This fun 5K, which launched in 2015, is designed to encourage healthy, active lifestyles, and inspire runners and walkers of all abilities. Humana and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series are encouraging communities to get moving and achieve their best health.
“The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is a natural tie to so many of our core values as a company, and demonstrates that achieving your best health can be fun,” said Dr. Lily Pham, Humana Georgia Medical Director. “We look forward to celebrating again this year with our Atlanta community and those who plan to put their health first and enjoy the journey at the same time.”
In addition to Atlanta, the Humana 5K Tune Up Run Series will take place this fall in two other select cities including:
- Hollywood Beach, FL
Saturday, Nov. 4
- Tampa, FL
Sunday, Nov. 19
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is known for filling miles of roads with music and entertainment at 29 destination events around the world every year. The participant experience at a Rock ‘n’ Roll weekend is second to none. From the world-class, start-line production to the nonstop, on-course enthusiasm provided by miles of entertainment and cheering spectators, every participant feels like a winner on race day.
For more information or to register for an event, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/Humana.
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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- Annual reports to stockholders
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings
- Most recent investor conference presentations
- Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information
About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series attracts more runners than any other running series with 29 worldwide destinations in 2016. Established in 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ simple idea of making running fun has transformed the U.S. running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike.
In its history, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and its charity partners have raised more than $320 million through the event for a variety of worthy causes. Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with a celebratory finish-line festival and Toyota Concert Series, featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past headliners including Kid Rock, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, FloRida and Bret Michaels.
For more information, visit RunRocknroll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.