Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon Names Boston Medical Center Official Charity Partner for 2019 Race

BOSTON, MA – May 1, 2019 – Boston’s only triathlon, the 2019 Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon, has announced that Boston Medical Center (BMC), will once again be the official charity partner for the event, continuing a partnership that began in 2012.
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is expected to bring more than 2,000 participants to the South Boston waterfront for two days of races for adults, relay teams, kids and local Boston companies. The weekend-long event brings together athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, the Boston Corporate Cup competition, and Kids Day on Saturday July 27th. The Olympic and sprint distance competitions combine a swim at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Carson Beach, a bike ride on DCR William Day Boulevard and a beautiful run along the South Boston waterfront.
“We are proud to work with Boston Medical Center as our official charity partner,” said Michael O’Neil, president of the Boston Triathlon. “We continue to be impressed by their strong commitment to ensuring patients thrive, in every way possible.  We are thrilled to support their efforts and look forward to a strong showing by Team BMC in July.”
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is part of Boston Medical Center’s Team BMC program, where local athletes compete in New England’s premier athletic events, including the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, Rodman Ride for Kids and others. As a member of Team BMC in the Boston Triathlon, athletes will raise funds to help Boston Medical Center achieve Vision 2030, its long-term goal of making Boston the healthiest urban community in the world by 2030. Their fundraising efforts will continue to focus on BMC’s programs and services which help members of the community who struggle with substance use disorders.
“Vision 2030 encompasses a longstanding belief that by investing in the root causes of urban health issues, our patients benefit and along with them, whole communities,” said Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD, Vice Chair of Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and Residency Director at Boston Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department. “Vision 2030 is an ambitious goal. But similar to the athletes racing a triathlon, we thrive on challenges and know our most life-changing work often takes root in the most difficult of circumstances. We are proud to bring Team BMC to the Boston Triathlon and value the support of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the Boston Triathlon and all of our athletes.”
Team BMC athletes, who are encouraged to raise a minimum of $500, receive free entry into the 2019 Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon, support with fundraising efforts and access to free training clinics. To learn more about participating in the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon as part of Team BMC, visit www.teambmctri.org.
“BMC has a long history of providing exceptional medical care to the most vulnerable among us in Boston, helping them to lead healthy lives in the face of considerable obstacles,” said Ted Truscott, CEO of Columbia Threadneedle Investments. “As part of Boston’s business community, we are proud to be the title sponsor of the Boston Triathlon and to support BMC’s critical mission of providing health services to all who need it.”
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About Boston Triathlon
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is the only triathlon to take place in the City of Boston.  The race draws athletes from all around the world, the country, the state and the city of Boston. Each summer, athletes descend on the South Boston waterfront for two days of racing.  Now in its 11th year, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is a fixture in the community, with Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, the Boston Corporate Cup competition and an all-ages Kids Day.  The race is produced by ethos, a mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events.  ethos also produces the Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine.   For more information about the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon or to register, visit www.BostonTri.com
About Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 487-bed, academic medical center that is the primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. It offers specialized care for complex health problems and is a leading research institution, receiving more than $119 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2015. In 1997, BMC founded Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc., now one of the top ranked Medicaid MCOs in the country, as a non-profit managed care organization serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partners in the Boston HealthNet – 14 community health centers focused on providing exceptional health care to residents of Boston. For more information, please visit http://www.bmc.org.
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