One Island

Two Days

Three Great Opportunities


  1. TEAM BUILDING: Your employees will run together and play together during the Trail Run. They’ll have fun, strengthen their relationships with each other – and thank you for making it happen!
  2. COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: Your company will benefit from exposure to more than 2,000 runners and networking opportunities available through sponsorship.
  3. GIVE BACK: Your sponsorship helps bring thousands of Boston Public School students to Thompson Island each year where they learn, explore and grow.

Become a 2017 Race Sponsor and Join the Corporate Team Challenge!

Do you have a competitive work place? Here is your chance to show the rest of Boston that your team is the best in town. Become a Race Sponsor and join the Corporate Team Challenge!

The Corporate Team Challenge is a great opportunity for some healthy competition between clients, competitors and colleagues. With 1,000 runners each day there will be plenty of networking and fun to be had. Outrun and out fundraise your competitors. After all, bragging rights are priceless!

Download our Race Sponsorship Flyer/Registration Form to learn how you can join our run and race for Boston’s kids!


2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Champion Sponsors

Turner Logo

Boston Harbor Cruise Logo


Winning Sponsors

Cabot Corporation • FactSetPricewaterhouseCoopersSafety InsuranceSanofi GenzymeThe Boston Company

Competitive Sponsors

Arbor Capital Advisors • Epilepsy Foundation of New England • Vantage Builders • Walsh Mechanical • WinterWyman

Race Sponsors

Northern Trust • Redgate • TCAM Asset Management • TeamLogic IT

In-Kind Sponsors

High Brew Coffee

Welcome to the Island!

Thompson Island is located just one mile from downtown in the Boston Harbor. With 204 beautiful acres encompassing storybook meadows, pristine salt marshes, and rolling hills. For more than 200 years, Thompson Island has been serving Boston kids.

All money raised through the 4k Trail Run supports the amazing work that’s happening on Thompson Island with kids from Boston Public Schools. Each year, thousands of middle school students come to Thompson Island for free, hands-on learning and team building, not to mention life changing time spent in nature.

Run for Boston's Youth

Make your run count! As one of 2,000 runners, you can make a difference to a Boston child by setting up your own personal fundraising page and asking your friends, colleagues, and family to support Thompson Island. We are launching a new and improved fundraising software in 2017. Check back soon to get started!

Race Schedule

  • 4:00 PM Ferry Departs Long Wharf on Boston Harbor Cruises
  •  5:00 PM Race Begins – led by Boston Marathon legend Bill Rodgers with a shotgun start
  • 5:30 PM Post-Race Celebration
  • 6:00 PM Awards Ceremony
  • 7:00 PM Ferry departs Thompson Island
  • 7:30 PM Ferry arrives in Boston, Long Wharf


The following awards will be presented on both days:

Individual Runners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for top male and female runners!

Corporate Team Challenge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for top teams (fastest 10 runners create team score).

Top Co-Ed team: Fastest 3 male and fastest 3 female runner scores will create your co-ed team score.

Top Individual and Team Fundraisers

More Information

If you would like more information about how to become a sponsor of the 4K Trail Run, please contact Sarah Swanson at or 617.830.5105.

2016 Race Times and Photographs

Check out your race times at Granite State Race Services’ page! For all of the great pictures from this amazing event, check out our Facebook page or our photographer’s Gameface page. You can also search hashtag #TI4KTrailRun on Instagram to see photos from the runners themselves!