Run to Home Base 9K a Home Run as Peter Gleason Wins, Crosses Plate at 31:35


Run to Home Base 9K a Home Run as Peter Gleason Wins, Crosses Plate at 31:35 9:52 a.m.:
All the runners have crossed home plate and the City of Boston will be opening up the roads again soon.

Fenway will be opening the warning track to the public a little after 10 a.m.

9:22 a.m.: The overall winner is Peter Gleason from Millbury, MA, who finished in 31:35.

The first woman to finish was Alexandra Varanka from Amherst, NH. She finished in 34:48.

9:14 a.m.: Dave Cote, an active marine just crossed the plate and is being interviewed by local media outlets.

He is running in support of all veterans. He's given a lot for his country but that's not all, as he's undergoing kidney transplant surgery for his dad soon.

9 a.m.: The first runner crossed the dish and was followed be about six others in the lead pack.

Moments later, the plate started to get bombarded with finishers as the packs are getting thicker and thicker.

The stands behind the plate are starting to fill with participants and fans alike.

8:25 a.m.: the starting gun just went off after a nice rendition of the National Anthem and some words of encouragement and gratitude from Tom Werner.

The runners are heading down Yawkey Way and onto Van Ness, and will make their way toward the Charles and into Cambridge, where they will wrap around Mass. Ave. and head back.

8 a.m.: Run to Home Base is about ready to get going as participants are getting their final stretch in before the gun goes off.

Even if you can't participate in Sunday's Run to Home Base, there's still a way for you to help out.

Anyone can watch for free from the field box seats and the
grandstands in support of the 2,000 runners. Activities in the concourse will include abbreviated tours, pictures
with Wally and pictures with Boston's two World Series trophies.

Runners are expected to return to Fenway between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The Run to Home Base benefits the Red Sox Foundation and the Mass
General Hospital Home Base Program for local servicemen and women
returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress disorders.

"The brave men and women who have served our nation have earned not
only our respect, but deserve the best of care when they come home,"
said Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation chairman Tom Werner.

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