ANNOUNCEMENT: 2011 Harborthon 5K

Camp Harbor View
April 1, 2011

The Camp Harbor View Foundation, Inc. and Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity have announced the Third Annual Harborthon 5K, taking place Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:45pm on Long Island in the Boston Harbor. This year's upgraded event includes an increased number of runner and spectator spots, as well as a revamped event program.

While spectators cheer them on, an expected 1,000 runners will enjoy the scenic 5K (3.1) race route around Boston's historical Long Island, with rare and spectacular views of the Boston Harbor. After the race, runners and spectators will join together to celebrate at the BBQ Beach Party with catering from local favorite, b.good, and refreshments courtesy of Samuel Adams.

All participants of the Harborthon 5K are provided ferry transportation from Boston's Best Cruises. Pick-up locations will be offered conveniently from Long Wharf in Boston and Marina Bay in Quincy.

Online registration will open on May 1, 2011 at The registration fee for runners is $45, which includes transportation, a t-shirt, admission to the BBQ celebration, and refreshments. Spectator registration is $25 and includes transportation admission to the race event, admission to the BBQ celebration, and refreshments.

The Harborthon 5K USATF New England certified race course, beginning and ending at the Camp Harbor View campus, will take runners on a tour of beautiful views and historical landmarks around Long Island, one of the lesser explored Boston Harbor Islands. Awards will be presented to male and female winners of each category after the race.

Camp Harbor View is proud to partner with DMSE Sports, Inc and David McGillivray on the production of the Harborthon. DMSE Sports, Inc has produced or consulted on more than 800 events worldwide, including the BAA Boston Marathon.

Camp Harbor View opened in 2007 as a result of Mayor Menino's concern for the welfare of Boston's inner-city children. Mayor Menino reached out to Boston businessman and civic leader Jack Connors, Jr. and together they had the idea to create a camp for at-risk Boston children that would expose them to experiences and activities beyond their day to day life. With the help of John Fish and a powerful Suffolk Construction team, the Camp was built in 109 days. Today, Camp Harbor View is operated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and in 2011 will serve an expected 1,000 of Boston's inner-city youth with the joys of summer camp for just $5 per session. In addition, year round programming and social service support for both campers and families have created a strong bond between the camp and the children it serves. Each camper experiences unwavering support and a wide variety of activities designed to build confidence, encourage creativity, and help develop the leadership skills they need during school and beyond.