Contact Lauren St. Clair
Telephone 207.699.2360 x 104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19thth, 2015
2015 RACE SET TO TAKE OVER DOWNTOWN BOSTON ON OCTOBER 24TH, 2015 AND WILL INCLUDE A LIVE CONCERT AND BEER GARDEN ON CITY HALL PLAZA!
Registration opens March 23rd at 10:00 am at www.raidevents.com
Boston, MA, March 19th, 2015– RAID Events LLC, owners of the RAID Series of Obstacle Races announced today that Urban RAID will return to downtown Boston this fall on October 24th. This marks the third consecutive year that Urban RAID has led racers on a course through some of Boston’s most iconic locations. As the first ever obstacle race to be staged on the streets of Boston, Urban RAID is returning in 2015 with major developments including a partnership with leading Boston radio station Radio 92.9, a live post-race concert and more.
Urban RAID Boston will be the season finale of the 2015 Urban RAID Series and will host a championship division populated by racers that have accumulated points in Urban RAID races throughout the year. The event will also be filmed for a dedicated television program premiering later this year on Outside Television and Universal Sports Network.
In 2015 Urban RAID Boston racers will experience unprecedented access to the city as they weave thorough 3.1 miles of custom designed obstacles set throughout Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the historic waterfront and City Hall Plaza. Racers will finish by scaling an actual portion of Boston’s City Hall.
“Urban RAID is about crafting amazing athletic and social experiences in iconic locations. Bringing obstacle racing to downtown urban markets is a manifestation of our company’s pioneering work in the sport, and our commitment to staging innovative events. We are thrilled to return to Boston again this year and make it the Urban RAID season ending Championship.” Said Rufus Frost, CEO of 360 Media Ventures
Through a partnership with Radio 92.9, Urban RAID racers and spectators will invited to unwind and relive their Urban RAID experience while enjoying a post-race concert by a national recording artist as well as a beer garden (21+) at the “Radio 92.9 Rock and Run Festival”, to be held directly on City Hall Plaza. Radio 92.9 is the creator of the hugely popular Earthfest summer concert, the Copley Music Series and other high profile musical events staged throughout Boston.
“Urban RAID Boston perfectly aligns with the values of Radio 92.9 which at its core, is about creating amazing events and engaging the consumer through memorable and unique social experiences” said General Sales Manager Nicholas Lombardi. “The combination of a cutting edge race and a first class concert experience in the heart of the city will make for an event unlike any other in Boston”
Urban RAID Series brings best in class obstacle races to downtown city locations throughout the Northeast. The events are produced by 360 Media Ventures, a sports marketing and media company that pioneered the concept of urban obstacle racing after years of experience with global adventure races. Since 2006, 360MV has produced complex urban events in some of the biggest markets in the country.
Urban RAID Boston is open to men and women of all fitness levels over the age of 15 who desire a new challenge. In addition to open age divisions for both male and female racers, Urban RAID Boston also welcomes teams made up of a 3-10 racers as well as an untimed division.
The charity beneficiary of Urban RAID Boston is The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation which turns gently used clothing and household items into treasure. And what greater treasure exists than the future of a child? Established in 1996, BBBSF collects gently used clothing and household items and turns them into cash from sales to a wide variety of establishments across the United States. We give 100% of the net profits from donations to fund mentoring programs to more than 16,000 “Little” and “Big” brothers and sisters across Eastern MA & Southern NH .Participants can both donate and commit to fundraising for BBBSF during registration for Urban RAID Boston. Learn more: www.bbbsfoundation.org.
Registration for Urban RAID Boston will open at 10am EST on March 23rd at www.raidevents.com and the race is expected to sell out. Visit www.raidevents.com for more information on Urban RAID Boston and join the conversation with Urban RAID Series by following us on Facebook at facebook.com/RaidSeries, on Twitter @RaidSeries and on Instagram @RaidSeries.
About Radio 92.9
Radio 92.9 is owned and operated by Greater Media Boston, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. It also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.
About 360 Media Ventures
360 Media Ventures specializes in animating client brands through innovative event and media properties. 360 Media Venture’s current projects and client history include pioneering event, media production and distribution partnerships with leading brands, media, tourism bureaus and rights holders throughout the world. For more details please visit www.360mediaventures.com