Gentle Giant Moving Company Announces Renewal as Official Moving and Storage Partner of the Head Of The Charles® Regatta

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Award-Winning Massachusetts Moving Company will Host an Expo Tent and Provide Logistics for the World’s Largest Rowing Regatta

Gentle Giant Founder and Northeastern Rowing Alumni Larry O'Toole with employees at the 2011 Head Of The Charles

[Gentle Giant is] incredibly proud to be a sponsor of this famous rowing event that brings so much excitement to the community

The Gentle Giant Moving Company is pleased to announce the renewal of its successful sponsorship of the 2012 Head Of The Charles Regatta. The Massachusetts-based national, local and long-distance mover is pleased to once again sponsor this world renowned rowing race and fall festival. Gentle Giant will provide logistics to vendors and race operations during the 48th annual event taking place on October 20-21, 2012 along a three-mile stretch of Boston’s storied Charles River.

Although only in its second year as the official moving company for the Regatta, Gentle Giant has a long history with rowing. For more than three decades, the company has employed athletes from the national rowing community, many of whom have competed in the legendary event for their schools and alumni teams, or with the Gentle Giant Rowing Club.

In its official role, Gentle Giant will be using its award-winning moving teams to load and deliver race operations materials, boats, vendor equipment, apparel, and more throughout the two day regatta. The company looks forward to using this opportunity to gain visibility in many ways, including the deployment of the Gentle Giant Speed Stairs Challenge, a customized piece of mobile sports training equipment. The Gentle Giant Challenge gives people a chance to race up and down the speed-stairs, five times, as fast as possible for a chance to win prizes and compare their scores against the best Gentle Giant employees. It will be located next to the company’s booth at the Rowing & Fitness Expo during the regatta. For a demonstration, click here for a YouTube video.

Gentle Giant expects to have hundreds of participants, all of whom will receive a Gentle Giant water bottle, time card, and a fun, unique workout. For the top male and female participants the company will award a $500 cash prize. Winners of various male and female age categories will also receive special Reebok gift cards so they can design and order their own custom designed pair of Reebok sneakers.

“Gentle Giant and the Head Of The Charles is a perfect pairing,” said Larry O’Toole, Founder & CEO of Gentle Giant and long-time competitive rower. “Both organizations promote teamwork and athleticism, and we are incredibly proud to be a sponsor of this famous rowing event that brings so much excitement to the community.”

Gentle Giant will also use its presence at the Head Of The Charles Regatta to help recruit more employees for its leadership development program. The Boston moving company owes a lot of its success to employing current and former rowers. The never-quit, always-hustle attitude ingrained in rowers has helped elevate Gentle Giant’s status a premiere provider of national moving services.

More information about the Head Of The Charles Regatta is available at and additional information about Gentle Giant Movers is available at

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, interstate moving, and international moving service. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, twelve-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing services and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its 18 offices in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit

Now in its 48th year, the Head Of The Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day regatta attracting more than 9,000 rowers and 300,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River. Racing takes place on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM. The regatta attracts youth, collegiate, masters, international, world champion and Olympic athletes competing in 55 events. Follow the HOCR on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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