Little Falls native takes first in ‘Run to Home Base’ fundraiser in Afghanistan

Service members in Afghanistan took part in a shadow run to coincide with the “Run to Home Base” fundraising run in Boston. Sgt. Kathryn Waldvogel of Little Falls took first in the 10-kilometer fun run. Pictured are the winners (from left): Cpt. Lukasz Willenberg; Maj. Martin Conrad, Spc. Zachary Olszewski, Division Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, TSgt. Delayna Beardsley, 2Lt. Justina SIsler and Waldvogel.

Service members in Afghanistan took part in a shadow run to coincide with the “Run to Home Base” fundraising run in Boston. Sgt. Kathryn Waldvogel of Little Falls took first in the 10-kilometer fun run. Pictured are the winners (from left): Cpt. Lukasz Willenberg; Maj. Martin Conrad, Spc. Zachary Olszewski, Division Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, TSgt. Delayna Beardsley, 2Lt. Justina SIsler and Waldvogel.

Corvias Foundation held a shadow run for service members in Afghanistan to coincide with the Run to Home Base fundraising run in Boston that concluded at Fenway Park. This event is part of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Home Base Program that serves veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury, and their families.

More than 1,000 service members stationed in Afghanistan participated in the 10 kilometer fun run, which was won by Sgt. Kathryn Waldvogel of Little Falls.

Corvias Foundation provided all items for the race’s participants, including running bibs designed to replicate those used in the Boston run, medals for each participant upon completion, baseball-themed stress balls, power gel packs to fuel the runners, performance t-shirts and running jackets awarded to the top three finishers for men and women. To fully replicate the spirit of the run in Boston, a home plate was shipped to Afghanistan so each runner can complete the race in similar fashion – by crossing home plate.

 

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