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. We have 1,000 spots each day in 2019 and we anticipate a sold out event. Here's why your company should participate:
TEAM BUILDING Your employees will run together and socialize together during the 4K Trail Run. They’ll have fun, strengthen their relationships and thank you for making it happen. COMMUNITY RECOGNITION Your company will benefit from exposure to more than 2,000 runners and networking opportunities available through your event sponsorship. GIVE BACK Your sponsorship helps bring thousands of Boston Public School students to Thompson Island Outward Bound each year, where they learn, explore and grow. Learn more here.
Secure your company's spot at the 2019 4K Trail Run!
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.
Not running with a company? You still have a chance to join the fun! We have limited spaces available to individual runners on Wednesday, September 25. For $75 you get chip-timed entry, round-trip ferry transportation, a quick dry race t-shirt, full BBQ dinner and beer. Prizes go to the top 3 individual runners in both male and female categories! Individual runner registration will go live in Spring 2019.
Ferry Departs Long Wharf on Boston Harbor Cruises
Race Begins – led by Boston Marathon legend Bill Rodgers with a shotgun start
Ferry departs Thompson Island
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 & FAQ's
If you would like more information about how to become a sponsor of the 4K Trail Run, please contact Julia Boyaval at [email protected] or 617.830.5124. Or click here for a list of FAQ's.
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