Friday, December 16, 2011

2012 Run-Walk to Home Base set for May 20

SWEET SUCCESS: Runners in the 2011 event cross the finish line.

This year's Run-Walk to Home Base event will offer participants two ways to cross home plate at historic Fenway Park – its original 9K run and a new 3-mile walk option.

The third annual event, presented by New Balance, benefits the Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program. Funds raised will provide help to service members who have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress or traumatic brain injury. The program offers clinical care, as well as family support programs and community outreach.

The Run-Walk to Home Base event starts in Fenway Park and winds through Boston before participants return to the park for a photo opportunity at home plate. Family and friends of participants are invited to cheer from the stands, and following the finish, enjoy food, entertainment and activities. The walk is open to participants of all ages; runners must be 16 or older. For more information, visit

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