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The 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta, By the Numbers

Every October, Gentle Giant gears up for the largest rowing regatta in the world. As a company founded in Boston by rowers and staffed by countless rowers throughout our 38 years, it is a fun opportunity to reconnect with former employees and find potential new ones. Gentle Giant is a sponsor and the official mover of the Head of the Charles, so the lead up to race weekend involves months of preparation for an event that always seems to end too quickly.

We are so proud of all the athletes who participated from the vast Gentle Giant employee base, past and present. From recreational master’s programs to top level collegiate teams, the diversity of events featuring Gentle Giant representatives highlights our long history of hiring and developing athletes throughout the area.

After the racing is over, we like to take a little time to reflect on the weekend of competition and the company participation. The Head of the Charles represents an integral part of Gentle Giant’s company culture, with a focus on athletic excellence, quality service, and community support.

Fun Head of Charles 2018 Facts:

3: the number of first place medals received by current and recent Gentle Giant employees

7: the number of boats racing as a part of the Gentle Giant Rowing Club, a local non-profit team sponsored by Gentle Giant Moving company in an effort to bring rowing opportunities to a wider community

8: the number of years Gentle Giant has sponsored and been the official mover of the Head of the Charles

12+: the number of collegiate programs featuring recent Gentle Giant movers, including Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Yale, MIT, Northeastern, Boston University, Colby, Colgate, and Marist

17+: the number of events featuring former Gentle Giant alumni and active Gentle Giant employees

30+: the number recent Gentle Giant alumni and active Gentle Giant employees who participated in the weekend event

36: the temperature at the starting line on the morning of day two, brrrr, those athletes are tough!

63: number of events run throughout the weekend by the Head of the Charles

805: number of clubs participating in the Head of the Charles as a whole

2,308: number of boats entered in the entire event

We believe that top quality service comes from athletes who understand how to work hard through all conditions. We also believe working as a mover is a prime way for athletes to maintain a high level of fitness while supporting themselves through college or post-collegiate athletics. It is a win-win employment relationship!

If you are interested in joining a company of high caliber athletes, check out our careers page and join the team! Now hiring for part time, full time, flexible schedule employees.

Congratulations to all who participated!!