Registration+Fundraising FAQs

Registration is now open and will close race morning at 7:30am or when a maximum of 4,000 participants have made the minimum fundraising commitment required to be part of the Run to Home Base presented by Raytheon Technologies.

No, teams are not required to enter the event. Most runners and walkers will participate as individuals. However, some find it fun to participate as a team and to challenge each other to raise the most money.

On the online registration form, you will see the option to ‘Create a Team’ under your registration information. Enter your team name and click create. Once you have registered you can access your team page, photo, and information from your participant portal. If you have already completed your registration without creating a team, but would now like to create a team, please email support@runtohomebase.org.

All individuals who participate in the Run to Home Base are responsible for reaching their fundraising minimum. If you would like to explore the option of fundraising as a team, please email support@runtohomebase.org.

Donations that are made to a team can be distributed to individual team members at the request of the team captain. Please note, donations must be moved in full. Prior to the fundraising deadline, all team captains with donations in their general team fund, will receive an email from Home Base with instructions on how to move donations. Any questions can be directed to support@runtohomebase.org.

After choosing a registration rate, you will be asked to create or join a team. To join an existing team, type the team name in the ‘Join a Team’ search box and click search. A list of existing teams will appear, and you can click on the team you would like to join. Once you have completed registration, the team captain will receive an email confirming your team registration, and you can view your team information and team stats in your participant fundraising portal.

When registering, please choose the Military registration type. The first 100 Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Service members to register and confirm their service will have their fundraising requirement waived. After the first 100 spaces are filled, Military registrations will be asked to raise $400 during the Early Bird registration period or $500 after the Early Bird registration period.

Before completing your registration, you will see a prompt to enter a promo code. Promo codes may be provided from an employer, the Home Base team, and other general marketing.

After registering, you will be instructed on your confirmation page and confirmation email on how to log in to ‘MYHQ’, to set up your page.

  • Yes, children from age 6 to 17 may participate in the 5K run/walk, upon completion of their fundraising requirement. Children under 6 may accompany a parent or guardian, who has met their fundraising requirement, participating in the 5K for free.
  • Children 6-17 may enter the 5K under all of the following rules of the event:
    • A parent or guardian must email support@runtohomebase.org specifying the identity of the accompanying adult in advance of the child participating in the 5K.
    • Children participating in the 5K must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 who is participating in the 5K and has met their fundraising commitment.
    • Children age 6 to 17 are required to register and meet their fundraising requirement in order to participate
    • Children age 6 to 17 may register for the 5K run/walk, but are prohibited from participating in the 9K run.
    • To ensure proper adult supervision and safety of all children participating, we ask each fundraising parent or guardian participant to accompany a maximum of five (5) children. If you wish to register additional children, additional adult fundraising participants will need to register.

Participants will be required to pay a $40 registration fee, which includes their t-shirt, hat, and bib. In addition to the registration fee, below are the fundraising minimums for 2023:

If you do not reach your fundraising minimum by 11:59:59pm EST on July 9, 2023, Home Base will charge your credit card the outstanding balance left towards your fundraising minimum.

Yes, all participants regardless of participating in-person or virtually, will have their credit cards charged. As a virtual participant, if you would like to receive your bib and t-shirt prior to race day, you will need to meet your fundraising commitment by the deadline on 11:59:59pm EST on July 9, 2023. If you have a question or concern about your fundraising commitment please email support@runtohomebase.org.

You may cancel your registration by 5/1 and not be charged the remaining balance on your credit card by emailing us at support@runtohomebase.org. You will not be refunded your registration fee and any donations made towards your fundraising commitment will remain as donations to the 2023 Run to Home Base.

Any participant who wishes to cancel their registration within 72 hours of registering may receive a $40 refund by emailing support@runtohomebase.org. Please note that registration fees made after 72 hours of registering are non-refundable, and all donations made are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding and support of the Veterans, Service Members and Military Families who have sacrificed so much for all of us.

Any participant who wishes to transfer their registration to another individual can do so only after reaching your fundraising minimum. If you would like to transfer your registration, please email support@runtohomebase.org.

Individuals who are no longer able to participate in this year’s Run to Home Base may defer their registration to 2024, as long as they have met their fundraising commitment. If you would like to defer to 2024 please email us at support@runtohomebase.org.

We will allow a one-time courtesy rate change to any of our additional registration rates, including our virtual participation. Please note that if you change to an ‘All-Star’ rate, your fundraising minimum will automatically change to $2,500 and you will be responsible for the new fundraising minimum.

The Red Sox Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. The nonprofit tax ID # is: 33-1007984.

Any donations made via check can be sent to:

Red Sox Foundation
ATTN: Run to Home Base
P.O. Box 411217
Boston, MA 02241-1217

EIN #: 33-1007984
Please ensure that the check includes the participant or team name that should receive credit.

Matching gifts are a great way to double your donations! Keep in mind, most companies will only make matching gifts at certain times of year. Often it is every month, quarter, bi-annually or annually. It is important to remember that matching gifts do not count toward your fundraising commitment until the matching check is received and processed. Be sure to start the matching gift process early! Please direct any questions to support@runtohomebase.org.

Yes! Donors who make an online donation will automatically receive an email acknowledging their tax-deductible donation for their records. Donors who send in a check will receive a letter acknowledging their donation. If someone gives you cash, you may place the sum towards your participation; however, we cannot offer a tax receipt.

If you experience any problems with your donation, please email support@runtohomebase.org with a detailed message including a description of the problem encountered and your contact information. Please include both a cell phone number and email address to ensure we are able to contact you efficiently.

Since its inception, Home Base has been dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service members, Military Families and Families of the fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. To learn more, please visit homebase.org.