Race Packet Pick-Up:
Race packets including your official bib, t-shirt and hat can be picked up on:
- Friday, September 24th
- 8:30am – 6:00pm
- Parking lot of Home Base’s National Center of Excellence located at 1 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, MA 02129.
If you are sending a family member, friend, or co-worker to pick up your packet, please send that person an email giving permission, which we will ask to see.
- Saturday, September 25th
- 5:30am – 7:00am
- Fenway Park
We strongly encourage all participants to pick up your bib and packet on 9/24 to avoid any delays the day of the race.
Race Day Parking Passes:
We have a limited amount of parking passes available. To purchase a parking pass online, visit https://www.runtohomebase.org/parking, or you can pay via cash for $15 at packet pick-up on Friday, 9/24. If you purchase your pass online, you can pick up your physical parking ticket at packet pick-up on 9/24 or provide your name to the gate attendant at the parking lot on 9/25. PLEASE NOTE: All vehicles must be moved out of the parking lot by 11:30am on 9/25 to avoid any additional fees.
Additional Parking: You can view a Fenway area Parking lot map here. Please plan for delays with road closings throughout the area and parking
Bag Policy and Bag Check
***Please read carefully: NO bag check will be available during the Run.
We must adhere to Fenway Park’s new bag policy. Bags must be 5″ x 9″ x 2″ or smaller (the size of a small purse or clutch) and remain with you at all times. Backpacks, duffel bags, tote bags, oversized purses, and other similar style bags are NOT permitted inside Fenway Park. Exceptions will be made for diaper bags and bags containing essential medical equipment. All bags will be subject to search as referenced above.
Again, we will NOT have a large bag check area this year.
As of August 27, the City of Boston has reinstated an indoor mask mandate. Masking will be required in all publicly accessible indoor spaces at
Fenway Park, regardless of vaccination status, with the exception of those who are actively eating and drinking. This includes: Restrooms, elevators and indoor clubs. Those who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask at all times. Masks must cover both nose and mouth.
Entering Fenway Park:
All participants and guests must enter Fenway through GATE C (NEW this year) at the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets beginning at 5:30am.Coffee and breakfast foods will be available for purchase at concession stands starting at 5:30am. The streets/race route around Fenway will close to cars several hours before the Run, so please plan for delays.
You are welcome to bring family and friends with you on race day. They can watch you run/walk from the race course and/or inside of Fenway Park in the stands, as you cross home plate.
The Opening Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00am inside Fenway Park; runners/walkers are asked to be in their seats by 6:50am. Friends and family members are also encouraged to attend the Opening Ceremony and be seated in Fenway Park by 6:50am.
Race Day Activities:
- Meet Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie! They will be traveling around the ballpark from 8:30am to 11:00am.
- Take your photo with the World Series Trophies
- Want to show your appreciation to a heroic service member currently deployed? Visit the Military Appreciation Area presented by BAE Systems in the concourse and write a thank you note to a service member and assemble a paracord bracelet.
- Visit Sponsor and Veteran informational tables in the VSO Concourse near Gate C.
- Visit the HOME BASE informational tables located in the concourse.
Please note: Weather conditions may affect the course inside Fenway Park as well as displays and activities. We will do our best to host all activities as planned, but weather conditions and public safety may require last minute changes.
There will be TWO staggered starts, about 10 minutes apart. FIRST, WAVE 1 AND 2 WILL START TOGETHER, FOLLOWED BY WAVE 3. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOUR WAVE IS CALLED TO LEAVE YOUR SEAT AND HEAD TO THE START LINE. ALL 5K PARTICIPANTS MUST START IN WAVE 3. Runners may not move up to an earlier wave, but if you are running with someone with a slower time, you may drop back to a later wave if you wish to run together. All walkers must begin in Wave 3 only.
- Wave 1 (9K) – Red
- Wave 2 (9K) – White
- Wave 3 (5K) – Blue
Water Stops / Post-Race Snack:
Water will be available to participants and guests during the Opening Ceremony. There will be four water stops along the race route, one on the field as you cross the finish line, and water in the concourse immediately following your exit from the field. A bagged snack will also be distributed to
participants after you exit the field area.
Capstone Photography will take your free photo as you cross home plate. In the week following the race, you will receive an email directing you to
view/download your photos. We will also have several photographers on-site and will compile photos into an album and send to you the week following the race.
If you are participating virtually, please be sure to tag us in your photos and videos: Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and Red Sox Foundation and use the hashtags #RTHB2021 and #WhoDoYouRunFor. We will be re-sharing them!
For those participating virtually, we will be sending you an email tomorrow, 9/24, with a link where you can upload your times on Saturday. Be on the lookout for that email!
If any of your questions weren’t answered with this information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you this weekend, in-person and virtually!
Thank you for your support of our mission and helping save lives.
– Your friends at Home Base and the Red Sox Foundation
About the Run to Home Base
The Run to Home Base presented by Raytheon Technologies is a unique 9K run or 5K run/walk through scenic Boston ending with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of finishing the race by crossing Fenway’s famed home plate. Friends and family watch participants from the stands at Fenway, with food, entertainment, and fun family activities in the concourse of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.
There is also a VIRTUAL registration option, allowing anyone to participate around the world. You get to run/walk your own race, at your own pace!