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CVS Health Downtown 5k: World-Class Racing With Heart

10.03.16

Since 1990, the end of summer in New England has been marked by the CVS Health Downtown 5k, held in Providence, Rhode Island. The annual event includes something for everyone, including:

  • A main 5k event that attracts elite runners vying for the USATF 5k Championship (including several Olympians), as well as other amateur competitive runners, recreational runners and wheelchair athletes.

  • High School 3k, including a costume contest

  • Youth races for kids from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

  • All Kids Can Inspirational event for children of all abilities

In addition to being a world-class and family-friendly sporting event, the race also allows CVS Health to support local communities through grants to local schools, track and field teams and other charities whose volunteerism makes the race a success. View photos and race results from the 2016 CVS Health Downtown 5k.

  • Portland, Oregon’s Ryan Hill, first-place finisher and men’s overall winner with a time of 13:57 (bib #6), makes his way toward the finish line.
    Portland, Oregon’s Ryan Hill, first-place finisher and men’s overall winner with a time of 13:57 (bib #6), makes his way toward the finish line.
  • Aliphine Tuliamuk of Albequerque, New Mexico, secures her title as 2016 CVS Health Downtown 5K women’s overall winner with a time of 15:22.
    Aliphine Tuliamuk of Albequerque, New Mexico, secures her title as 2016 CVS Health Downtown 5K women’s overall winner with a time of 15:22.
  • More than 4,000 runners registered for the 2016 CVS Health Downtown 5k.
  • The Downtown 5k offers 21 different races for children, with the youngest competitors just 1 year old. In 2016, nearly 1,600 children registered for the youth races.
    The Downtown 5k offers 21 different races for children, with the youngest competitors just 1 year old. In 2016, nearly 1,600 children registered for the youth races.
  • CVS Health adds a green touch to the race with reusable water bottles and various recycling stations throughout the race course.
    CVS Health adds a green touch to the race with reusable water bottles and various recycling stations throughout the race course.
  • The CVS Health All Kids Can Inspirational event invites children of all abilities to join their peers on the race course.
    The CVS Health All Kids Can Inspirational event invites children of all abilities to join their peers on the race course.
  • High school teams are invited to run the High School Inspirational 3k for a chance to win a $500 grant for their school’s physical education program, and show their school pride with a costume contest.
    High school teams are invited to run the High School Inspirational 3k for a chance to win a $500 grant for their school’s physical education program, and show their school pride with a costume contest.
  • Hundreds of CVS Health colleagues participate in the Downtown 5k, both on the course and behind the scenes.
    Hundreds of CVS Health colleagues participate in the Downtown 5k, both on the course and behind the scenes.

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