Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
Charlotte moving company Gentle Giant, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts with offices across the country, announced today that it will act as the official mover of the 2014 Thunder Road Marathon, put on by the organization Run Charlotte. Taking place on Saturday November 15th, the Thunder Road Marathon requires the transportation and storage of supplies, food, beverages, signage, and athletic equipment for approximately 5,000 participants and volunteers at the road race. Gentle Giant’s Charlotte move crews will play a pivotal role in pre-race and marathon day planning and logistics, working directly with Run Charlotte staff.
The scope of Gentle Giant’s work for the Thunder Road Marathon includes:
Loading of Gentle Giant trucks and delivery of Marathon goods and equipment, including thousands of pounds of food, supplies, equipment, and water to the finish line on MLK Boulevard past Marshall Park
Setup alongside Marathon volunteers beginning at 3:00 AM on race day and ending with post-race consolidation and removals
Gentle Giant movers on hand throughout race day, helping move cases of water and other tasks as they arise
Will have a Gentle Giant vehicle serving as the pace car for the race, and a fleet of Gentle Giant trucks behind the last runners picking up supplies as the race moves along
Gentle Giant Moving Company will provide approximately over 100 man hours, starting the Friday before the event, through to the end of race day, and days following the event.
Gentle Giant Charlotte Regional Manager Robert Farnum will serve as the project manager for the marathon. He explains that “The Thunder Road Marathon is something we’ve been looking forward to since last year’s race, and we hope to continue this partnership every year. This event is a perfect fit for Gentle Giant Moving Company, as we have a highly athletic culture, love to compete, and spend every day running boxes throughout the city of Charlotte!”
Across the country, Gentle Giant is involved with several other large athletic events, including the Seattle Marathon, the Rivertown Runners in New York, the Escape the Rock Duathlon in San Francisco, and have long standing partnerships with the Boston Marathon and Head Of The Charles Regatta.
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 http://www.gentlegiant.com.
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