Run to Home Base Florida

The 2019 Run to Home Base Florida honors and supports Southwest Florida Veterans and their Families. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Home Base’s Southwest Florida initiatives, including our Warrior Health and Fitness Program and the two-week Intensive Clinical Program.

Participants can choose from a 5K run, a 1 Mile walk and a 100-yard kids' dash. Fundraising is optional. All participants will receive a race medal, photos at Home Plate & the Finish line, Race T-Shirt (Performance Tech) and complimentary beverage at the Post-Race Party!

We hope to see you at Home Plate on January 19th!

HOW WILL YOU GET INVOLVED?

Event Details

This Run/Walk is a unique fundraising event through the scenic, tropical areas surrounding JetBlue Park - ending with the unforgettable experience of finishing the race by crossing home plate just days ahead of MLB Spring Training. Friends and family can watch you from the stands at Fenway South, with food and entertainment available throughout the day!
  • Date

    January 19, 2019
    8:30 am
  • Location

    JetBlue Park
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Distance

    5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk or
    100-Yard Kids' Dash

About Home Base

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges for Veterans, Service Members and their Families. All the care provided by Home Base is done so at no expense to the Veteran or their family.

Since 2014, Home Base’s Southwest Florida Warrior Health and Fitness program has provided 181 local Veterans the opportunity to improve their well-being through supervised physical exercise and education about healthy eating, living, sleep hygiene, and stress management. This group enables participants to surround themselves with like-minded people and form a new band of brothers and sisters while losing weight and getting fit in the process.

In addition to the Warrior Health and Fitness program, Southwest Florida Veterans who seek care for the invisible wounds have Home Base’s Intensive Clinical Program (ICP). The ICP is a two-week, intensive, outpatient program where patients are provided both evidenced-based therapy and complimentary alternative medicine. Created to heal the invisible wounds—post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring substance use disorders— the ICP offers an approach to healing that includes comprehensive evaluation, individual treatment, group therapy, stress reduction and resiliency, family support and education, integrative therapies and more. Additionally, all Home Base programs are provided at no cost to the Veteran. Since opening its doors, the ICP has benefitted 16 Veterans from Florida.

To learn more about Home Base, please visit homebase.org. For questions about clinical care for Veterans, Service Members or their Families, please contact us at homebaseprogram@partners.org or call the clinic at 617-724-5202.

Contact Us

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • You can sign up by registering on this page. Please contact us if you are having problems registering.
  • Yes, you can create a new team or join an existing team when you register. If you have any questions about creating or joining a team, please contact us.
  • Yes, there is a registration fee. Please visit the registration page.
  • No. While fundraising is optional, you have the opportunity to win awesome prizes while raising funds in support of Southwest Florida Veterans and their Families. We are happy to offer prizes to participants who meet fundraising goals of $100 and $250 by January, 19th, 2019. Participants who raise $100 - $249 will receive a Home Base hat and participants who raise over $250 will receive two tickets to an upcoming Boston Red Sox Spring Training game at JetBlue Park. If you have any questions about fundraising, please contact us.
  • Yes, the Kids’ Dash is open to all children age 6 and under. There is no minimum age requirement.
  • Yes, kids 14 years and older can participate in the 5K Run and kids 7-13 years old can participate in the 1 mile walk, when accompanied by an adult. The cost for kids to participate in the 5K run and 1 mile walk is the same as adults.
  • Yes, you can register onsite before the event.
  • 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 within 10 business days. If someone gives you cash, you may place the sum towards your run, however we cannot offer a tax receipt, as the team charity did not receive those proceeds directly.
  • Please complete the recover password form and your information will be emailed to you. If you are having problems recovering your user name, please contact us.
  • We encourage all participants to solicit donations via their web pages for the fastest donation processing and most up to date totals. In the case of offline gifts, checks should be made payable to “Home Base” with "2019 Run to Home Base Florida" and the participant’s name in the memo field. Please mail offline gifts to: Home Base Southwest Florida - P.O. Box 422 | Estero, FL 33929. If you have question about offline donations, please contact us.
  • Yes, you can choose to be anonymous when completing the online gift form.
  • Yes. After selecting a donation amount, please check the box next to "I am making this gift in honor or memory of somebody" and fill out the tribute type and name.