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Gentle Giant Reacts to the 2013 Boston Marathon Tragedy

This year, disaster struck the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. Gentle Giant, along with thousands of spectators and runners, were down at the finish line witnessing the fear, confusion and heroism that these attacks produced throughout Copley Square.

While Gentle Giant was relieved to learn that our 20+ employees down at the finish line were safe, our hearts were breaking for the victims of these senseless attacks. Gentle Giant has pledged to continue our support of the Boston Athletic Association and the Marathon, and we look forward to proudly returning to the 2014 Marathon finish line.

Since the mid-90’s, it has been an annual tradition for Gentle Giant Moving Company to partner with the Boston Athletic Association to assist with the logistics surrounding the Boston Marathon. The Marathon holds a special place in our hearts because it is not only a celebration of elite fitness and personal accomplishment, but because it defines the spirit and culture of Boston.

Months before the Marathon every year, the Gentle Giant operations team begins preparing for all of the details involved with the loading and delivering of over 250,000 lbs. of Marathon goods and equipment. As race day gets closer, dozens of Giants ask to be put on the Marathon Crews so they can participate in the fun work and festivities surrounding Boston’s world-class road race.

Gentle Giant is proud to be Boston Strong!