Gentle Giant Moving Company Proud to Announce Renewal as Official Moving and Storage Partner of the 2013 Head Of The Charles® Regatta

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Award-winning Massachusetts moving company will host an interactive expo tent and provide logistics for the world’s largest rowing regatta.

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Gentle Giant Moving Company Founder and longtime rower Larry O'Toole stands with his team at last year's Head Of The Charles Regatta

Gentle Giant Moving Company and the Head Of The Charles Regatta is a perfect pairing, as both organizations promote teamwork and athleticism.

The Gentle Giant Moving Company today announced the renewal of its successful sponsorship of the 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 49th annual event taking place on October 19 - 20, 2013 along a three-mile stretch of Boston’s storied Charles River.

Now in its third year as the official moving company for the Regatta, Gentle Giant has an over-three-decade history with rowing. Since being founded by Larry O’Toole in 1980 the company has employed athletes from the national rowing community, many of whom have competed in the legendary Regatta 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. Click here to go to Gentle Giant’s YouTube Channel to view footage from last year’s Head Of The Charles Speed Stairs Challenge.

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 fastest time of the weekend, 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 I am 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, Boston-based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. 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, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Boston Business Journal, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 offices in California, Chicago, 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

About the Head of the Charles® Regatta

Now in its 49th 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 19th and Sunday October 20th 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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