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Run to Home Base adds walking division

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  December 10, 2011 11:01 AM

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The Red Sox announced today the popular Run to Home Base, the annual road race that concludes at Fenway Park's home plate, will include a walking division in 2012.

The event is scheduled for May 20. It benefits returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.

These details were provided by the team:

Registration and event information for the 2012 Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance is available at www.runtohomebase.org. All donations made in support of runners in this charitable fundraising race are tax deductible and will be directed to the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Donations via check can be sent to the Red Sox Foundation/Home Base Program, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston MA 02215.

Participation in the 2012 event is limited to a maximum of 4,000 participants. Runners must be 16 years or older, but Walkers can be any age as long as accompanied by a fundraising adult. All Runners and Walkers 16 years and older must commit to raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate in the event and complete registration requirements online at www.runtohomebase.org. For the first time, children under age 16 will be allowed to participate in the 3-mile Walk event.

Walkers age 6 to 15 are required to commit to raise or pay $125 each and must be accompanied by an adult fundraising walker who raises the adult fundraising minimum. All walkers and runners age 16 and older must raise $1,000. The 9K Run portion of the event is 5.6 miles.

In honor of their current military service, the event organizers will announce at a later date how up to 500 full-time active duty military will be able enter the Run-Walk for just a $50 registration fee.

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