Home Base

Sights and sounds from 13th annual Run to Home Base

Pictured above: Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director of Home Base, addressed Run to Home Base participants and attendees during the Opening Ceremony.
Pictured above: World War II Veterans Marvin Gilmore and Enoch O’Del “Woody” Woodhouse II, a Tuskegee Airmen, and Korean War Veteran John O’Neal were honored during the Pregame Ceremony celebrating Black Veterans of all eras.
Pictured above: Medal of Honor recipient Alwyn Cashe’s great nephew, William Maurice Everett Jr., threw the Ceremonial First Pitch before the Boston Red Sox versus Milwaukee Brewers game.
Pictured above: Run to Home Base participants carried American flags and those of the six United States Military branches the start line on Jersey Street alongside Fenway Park.

The 13th annual Run to Home Base presented by Raytheon Technologies took place on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at historic Fenway Park. A total of 1,887 runners and walkers participated, including 1,625 in-person and 252 virtual participants from 39 U.S. states and three countries. Among the participants were 520 Veterans and Active Duty Service Members, 183 Military Spouses and Family Members and 60 family members of a Fallen Service Member. Additionally, we welcomed 104 all-stars who raised $2,500+ individually and 13 supporters who have participated in all 13 Runs. To date, this year’s Run has raised nearly $2.3 million!

See below for lots of great Run content!

Friday, July 29

Home Base Executive Director Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond and Bekah Salwasser, Red Sox Foundation Executive Director and Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President of Social Impact, on Red Sox First Pitch on the New England Sports Network (NESN):

Saturday, July 30

The Opening Ceremony atop the Red Sox dugout prior to the Run:

Hammond, Salwasser and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kitching on NESN’s Red Sox First Pitch:

Following the Run, Home Base honored Black Veterans of all eras on the field of Fenway Park during a Pregame Ceremony before the Red Sox-Brewers game:

The Run to Home Base was featured by local media outlets, including WCVB Channel 5 Boston:

Official race day photos are available at capstonephotography.com/events/2152! All participants received an email from Capstone Photography with a promo code. To redeem:

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Add the “all photos” item to your cart and enter the promo code — the price will go to $0.00.
  3. Complete the checkout process and you’ll be directed to a page where you can download all photos individually or in a ZIP file.

If you are unable to locate your photos or would like to see all photos available for download, please visit flickr.com/photos/138784983@N08/sets/72177720301097086.

For more details and information about the 2023 Run to Home Base, please visit runtohomebase.org.

Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox. Learn more at www.homebase.org.