Why the Run to Home Base?
The Run to Home Base is our most critical, annual fundraiser providing vital funds for the clinical care and support for our Veterans and their Families who are impacted by the invisible wounds of war. We’ve seen a 25% increase in Veteran suicides during the COVID pandemic. Like many people and organizations over this past year, Home Base suffered financially and we need your help now more than ever. Our revenue goal for this year’s virtual event is $2 million. Your support will help ensure we can continue to deliver our care nationally, to include Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) programs for our Special Operations Community, our intensive clinical program for families who have lost their loved one due to service or suicide, and our regional outpatient care, which now serves even more Massachusetts Veterans and their families via Telehealth. Thanks to our generous sponsors this year, 100% of every dollar raised will go directly towards the life-saving care provided by Home Base.
“Along with the exceptional care I received, and with the support of the other Veterans and active duty Service Members in my treatment cohort, I was able to look into the mirror, face many of my issues, and begin to deal with them. Home Base provided a path to healing I struggled to find on my own. Home Base gave me hope.”
– Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Chris Gemmer
What is a “virtual” race?
A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.
What you need to know about this year’s event:
- Civilian adults (ages 14+) will be asked to raise $250 by 9/6/21
- Military participants (Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, Reserves): The first 100 Military registrants will have optional fundraising. After the first 100 registrants, military will have a discounted fundraising minimum of $100 by 9/6/21 — 100 COMP SPOTS ARE NOW FULL!
- Children (ages 6-13) will be asked to raise $25 by 9/6/21
You can still register as a virtual participant for the Run to Home Base after the 9/6/21 fundraising deadline, but please note that we may not be able to ship your t-shirt, hat and bib in time for 9/25/21. If you meet your fundraising minimum after 9/6/21, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get your packet to you, potentially after the event on 9/25.
Share, Share, Share!
We need your help! We would love to see and share photos and videos of you training and day-of. Make sure to tag or mention @HomeBaseProgram and @RedSoxFoundation on social media and use the hashtag #RTHB2021. You can also add photos/videos to our Facebook Event Page. If you don’t have social media or if your accounts are private, you’re welcome to email them to email@example.com.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.