The italicized portion below is lifted directly from the website www.runtohomebase.org.
Run across home plate...
Ever dreamed about running across home plate at Fenway Park as the crowd cheers you on?
Want to be a part of an inaugural fundraising event that will help provide much needed services to local veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan?
Well, do we have the race for you!
The Run to Home Base is a unique 9K fundraising run through scenic Boston ending with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of crossing “home base” (plate) at historic Fenway Park. Friends and family can watch you from the stands at Fenway, with food, entertainment and fun family activities in the concourses of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.
The Run to Home Base will honor heroic veterans and help raise much needed funds for the new Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.
Funds raised for the Home Base Program will provide care and community outreach to the many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families.
Only 3,500 people can run in this fundraiser, so register now! You can become a MVP on the Home Base team.