Thompson Island 2017 4K Trail Run


Bring More Students to Thompson Island - Help Us Meet Our Challenge!

Thank you for taking the first step to help Boston's youth learn through challenge and discovery!

You can help us raise $100,000 for our FREE programs for low-income Boston students! $100,000 will enable 100 more kids to enter our 4-year program and give them multiple opportunities to come to Thompson Island for hands-on science lessons and leadership activities!

The great news is every dollar you raise will be matched by Thompson Island's generous friend Tom Niles. This year, Tom has committed to match every dollar our runners and teams raise up to $50,000! So you can fundraise knowing your efforts will have double the impact.

By joining the fundraising effort, you will ensure that even more young people will discover strength of character, an ability to lead, and increase their academic success.

And if that isn't enough, we'll count every dollar you raise up until the day of your race towards the great incentives below! Keep an eye out for emails leading up to the race - we have some weekly fundraising incentives in store as well.

THANK YOU for supporting Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center!

Please see our fundraising welcome packet for great tips and tools for successful fundraising, and check out our new video to see how easy it is to reach out to your network and support Boston Public School kids!

Feel free to reach out to Elissa with any questions - we're here to support you!


Top Fundraising Team - 4K Trail Run VIP Experience: Your team will enjoy a private tent, with a private bar serving Harpoon Beer, along with special guest marathon-legend Bill Rogers. Plus you'll all start the race at the front of the shoot.

Raise $2,500 - Your company will be entered to win a BBQ party on Thompson Island for 20 colleagues - beer included!*

Raise $1,000 - Your company will be entered to win a day of Outward Bound Professional teambuilding for 10 colleagues, including climbing Thompson Island's 62-foot Alpine Tower!


Top Individual Fundraiser - You raised more money than anyone else for our free education and adventure programs! To thank you, you will have the opportunity to spend the day on Thompson Island, enjoy a meal from our on-site kitchen, and climb our 62-foot Alpine Tower with Boston public school students and get the real Outward Bound experience!

Raise $1,000 - Enter to win one Elite Islands Resort Gift Certificate valid for their resorts in the Grenadines, Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia!

Raise $500 - Receive a special beer cup on race day that will get you front-of-the-line access to all of the bars!

Raise $300 - Enter to win 1 of 10 $100 Gift Certificates to Dick's Sporting Goods!

Raise $200 - Receive a Thompson Island branded sweatband!

Raise $100 - Receive a race backpack on race day to carry all of your vendor swag!