SEATTLE, WA - Seattle 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 43rd annual Seattle Marathon. Taking place on Sunday December 1st, the Seattle Marathon requires the transportation and storage of supplies, food, beverages, signage, and athletic equipment for an expected 15,000 participants and volunteers at the road race. Gentle Giant's Seattle move crews will play a pivotal role in pre-race and marathon day planning and logistics, working directly with the Seattle Marathon's staff.
This renowned race was started when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, and now the Seattle Marathon has grown into the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S.
Now in its second year as the Official Mover of the Seattle Marathon, Gentle Giant Moving Company is excited to facilitate logistics before, during, and after race day. The scope of Gentle Giant's work for the Seattle 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 at the Seattle Center
· Setup alongside Marathon volunteers beginning race day and ending with post-race consolidation and removals
· Gentle Giant movers on hand before, during, and after race day, helping with logistics, transportation, and labor,For this Marathon, Gentle Giant Moving Company will provide approximately 100 man hours
Gentle Giant Seattle Regional Manager Nick Temme will serve as the project manager for the Marathon. He explains that the "Gentle Giant Moving Company is excited to provide logistics for the Seattle Marathon again. As a company that runs throughout Seattle on jobs every day, sponsoring this race is a perfect fit for us."
Across the country, Gentle Giant is involved with several other large athletic events, including the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, Escape the Rock Duathlon in San Francisco, and 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 .