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4K Trail Run

Thompson Island Outward Bound 4K Trail Run


Stay tuned for 2022 dates, to be announced soon!

The Thompson Island Outward Bound 4K Trail Run is the most unique race in Boston. It takes place on Thompson Island in the Boston Harbor and offers a great opportunity for companies to enjoy a team building activity with their employees, while also supporting the programs Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center offers to Boston’s youth.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors and Runners! Some conquered the steep hills of Thompson Island and some ran their race from afar! All for a great cause! The 4K Trail Run has already raised over $300,000 in support of our transformative STEM and outdoor programs for Boston public middle schoolers, helping more kids across our city discover all they are and all they can become. 

Virtual Runner Results Wednesday Photos & Results Thursday Photos & Results

Team Sponsorships

Our goal with the 4K Trail Run is to provide all sponsors:

TEAM BUILDING You will have multiple opportunities for your employees to participate in fun, engaging virtual activities that bring them together and help build comradery. In addition, the on island event will present sponsoring teams an opportunity to gather a limited number of employees in person to run together and socialize in person!
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION Our goal is to ensure all sponsors receive maximum recognition, from social media shout-outs to inclusion of promotional products in our race swag bags. Companies will have multiple opportunities to have their support recognized to all of our registered runners.
GIVE BACK Covid-19 has affected everyone, but it is not affecting us equally. The children we serve have not been inside a school building since March, and the work we are doing today to address Boston children’s social, emotional, and academic needs is critical. We've set an ambitious goal to reach over 1,000 students this school year, and a race sponsorship will ensure we can continue to serve the needs of Boston’s youth while preserving the more than 200-year legacy of Thompson Island!

THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS

Individual Runners

Not running with a company? 2022 Individual Registration will open up 2-3 months prior to race.  

Fundraise to Increase Your Impact

Fundraise with your team to win some great incentives and make an even bigger impact on our island! 

Encourage and incentivize your employees to participate in the fundraising initiative by pledging a matching challenge. The corporate match will be added to the team’s overall fundraising and go toward the team fundraising incentives. Runners can make a direct impact in the life of a Boston Public School student by conducting their own fundraising campaign. It costs $2,300 for one BPS student to participate in our multi-year Connections program. By committing to raise $2,300 you will ensure a student can visit Thompson Island 12 times during their middle school career.

PEER TO PEER FUNDRAISING

More Information & FAQ's


If you would like more information about how sponsor of the 4K Trail Run, please contact Kara Matthews at [email protected] or 617.830.5125. 

VIRTUAL RACE FAQs  ON ISLAND RACE FAQs

 

Thank You


Your generosity allows us to continue serving Boston's Children.

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Thank You


Your generosity allows us to continue serving Boston's Children.

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