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Race #18: Run to Home Base 9K

by Alaina on July 21, 2014 · 6 comments

18 races down; 12 to go!

This past Saturday I ran the 5th Annual Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Run to Home Base 9K in Boston. Back in February I signed up after seeing the presentation at New Balance, and after months of fundraising I was finally able to run in support of all the men and women who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The race started at 8AM but there was a ceremony an hour prior. There were several speakers including Tom Caron, Retired General Hammond, Mayor Marty Walsh, and a mother whose son was treated through the Home Base Program. I’ll say that tears were pretty much flowing during that time.


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The race wasn’t certainly my best showing but I was able to run the majority of the route, only stopping at 2 of the water stops. The weather was warm but there was cloud cover. The race started on Yawkey Way and continued up the Mass Ave bridge and Memorial Drive before coming back over the Mass Ave bridge and then ending on the warning track at Fenway Park. The finish line was starting to get crowded but they did a good job of getting people to walk towards home plate. My mom took pictures so as soon as she sends them to me, I’ll update the post. Smile

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Time: 57:23
Pace: 10:16
Division: 101/267
Overall: 908/1604

Up next is the Yankee Homecoming 5K in Newburyport next Tuesday. Because of my weekend schedule I’ve had to rearrange my races a bit. But I should still be able to complete this challenge!

What’s the most interesting race you’ve ran?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melanie Delude July 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

Great job Alaina! So sorry that we did not get the chance to meet up, but know that I am rooting for you to complete your 30 race challenge!! Best, Melanie


2 Alaina July 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Thank you so much Melanie! Great job on the race as well! :-)


3 Mindy @ Road Runner Girl July 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Great job! Looks like a great race!


4 Alaina July 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Thank you Mindy!! :-)


5 Sara @ Running Around The Charles July 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

It was good see you!!! Hopefully I will run into you again at one of the other ones. Great job running, it was hot out there! :)


6 Alaina July 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

So good to see you too! Great job on the run. Maybe I’ll see you at the Tufts 10K! :-)


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