Run-Walk to Home Base Set For May 4th

Photo: Running USA

There is a new and reduced fundraising option for early registrants.

From: Running USA

BOSTON – Runners and walkers will once again experience the thrill of crossing Fenway Park’s home base while supporting Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and their families in the fourthRun-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance Saturday, May 4, 2013.

This fundraiser supports the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which provides clinical care and support to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families affected by combat stress and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Event participants and sponsors have raised more than $7.3 million since the Red Sox Foundation introduced the event in 2010.

New Balance President & CEO Rob DeMartini joined Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital officials, runners, veterans, and families to announce the 2013 date and mark the Boston-based company’s commitment to Home Base.

This year, runners and walkers who register prior to January 15 will have a lower fundraising minimum of $750; all others must raise at least $1,000. In addition, the participant age limit has been lowered to 14 years old. Younger children can also walk if accompanied by a full fundraising adult and must only raise a minimum of $125.

“With our long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ending, it’s critical we recognize and remember our veterans’ service and sacrifices,” Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner said. “This inspiring fundraiser allows us to say thank you, as a community, to our extraordinary service members. With the return of New Balance as our generous presenting sponsor, the 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base is off to a great start.”

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