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First Responder Challenge

The 1st Annual First Responder Challenge presented by National Grid took place Sunday, January 22, 2017 at TD Garden. This first of it's kind event invited local first responders from all over New England to participate in the rigorous course, as well as families and friends to participate in a day with them. The event took place to raise awareness around health and wellness to support The Hundred Club of Mass., Inc., a charity that supports the families of police officers and firefighters who are killed in the line-of-duty.

Event Results

First Responder Challenge Cup

The Massachusetts State Police were presented the First Responder Challenge Cup after winning the inaugural event in January

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Photos from the Event

Winning Raffle Numbers

If you have a matching raffle ticket, congratulations and please send a photo of your ticket to to redeem your prize!

3682130: Xbox Party

3682031: David Krejci Game Used Autographed Stick

891092: Tuuka Rask Autographed Framed Piece

891098: Golf Bag and Golf Glove Package

3682051: David Pastrnak Augraphed Framed Piece

447306: John Boychuk Autographed Framed Piece


About The Event



Each division will have a different starting time. Police division will start at 8:30 a.m. and the Fire/EMT division will start at 10 a.m. There will be 3 Challenge Course Levels. Level 1 should encourage participation from everyone and Level 3 will challenge the most elite competitor.*

Challenge Course Levels
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
This level is attainable for every participant. This level will push competitors even further. This level will challenge the most elite.
Loge Stairs Loge Stairs Loge Stairs
1 Lap Level 5 Suites 1 Lap Level 5 Suites 1 Lap Level 5 Suites
  1 Lap Level 6 Suites 1 Lap Level 6 Suites
*Concourse levels are similar in length to a regulation size track   Stairwell to Balcony, 1 Lap Level 7 Concourse

*Times are subject to change based on the number of participants.

POLICE DIVISION: participants (encouraged/not required) to wear uniform/vest/duty belt.**

FIREFIGHTER/EMT DIVISION: participants (encouraged/not required) to wear turnout gear.


**TD GARDEN policy: Absolutely no guns or weapons brought into the building during event


Challenge Course


  • The course has been tested by First Responders and generally takes between 10-25 minutes to complete depending upon the level the participant chooses.
  • All participants will finish in the same area with no way for spectators to tell which level was completed.


Winning Formula

3 trophies will be awarded (ON THE ICE) on Feb. 28 Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes (First Responder Night)

  1. The highest fundraising total Police Team (4-10 people) will each get 1 ticket to the Feb. 28 Boston Bruins Game and be awarded the First Responder Cup on the ice.
  2. The highest fundraising total Fire/EMT Team (4-10 people) will each get 1 ticket to the Feb. 28 Boston Bruins Game and be awarded the First Responder Cup on the ice.
  3. The highest fundraising total individual from the entire competition will get 4 tickets to the Feb. 28 Boston Bruins Game and be awarded the First Responder Cup on the ice.

*Note: this is not a race, but times will be kept to show your year to year improvement

*Optional: Climb for a fallen hero, and commemorate them by wearing a badge with their name and picture.


Fundraising Requirements

If you do not work in Massachusetts, the net proceeds you raise will be donated to The 100 Club of your state.Your team Captain is responsible for informing the Boston Bruins Foundation which state 100 Club your proceeds go to.

  • A minimum $300 fundraising total is required for each member of (4-10) person team ie: 4 member team $1200 fundraising total to compete, 10 member team $3000 fundraising total to compete.
  • If you are an individual, you can still compete in the challenge and are required to raise a minimum of $300.
  • All donations will be closed on February 17, and totals will be recorded for rewards.
  • First Responder Cups will be awareded to the highest winning teams and an individual.

(From the minimum $300 total, $50 will be used by the Boston Bruins Foundation for running costs of the event.)

Click here to go to Crowdrise: this will be used to collect all money raised. Under team and team captain tab sponsorship pages design will be detailed.

Ways to fundraise:

  • Bruins Foundation will give you a letter explaining the event that can be used to help with fundraising. You can also download that letter here.
  • Sponsorships from people in your community through your own fundraisers
  • Email blasts to friends and family

*Make sure your total team fundraising is equivalent to at least $300 per team member before January 20, 2017.



  • Parking for the event will be a reduced rate of $10 in the parking garage below TD Garden. Every participant will receive tickets to the event. They will be mailed to the team captain with the information packet.
  • Early registration is recommended to speed up the process and will be communicated to the team captain as the event approaches.
  • ALL participants in the Police Division will show up at 8:00 a.m. and will start the challenge at 8:30 a.m. *absolutely no guns will be allowed in TD Garden during the event.
  • ALL participants in the Fire/EMT Division will show up at 9:30 a.m. and will start the challenge at 10:00 a.m.
  • All participants will need to complete a waiver before the event. Waivers will be sent to team captain and should be completed before arrival for the event.
  • Tickets will be distributed to every team based on the number of teams participating.

*Times are subject to change based on the number of participants.


Team Setup

  • To be a team there needs to be 4-10 members.
  • The team members need to be from the same precinct, station, or barracks.
  • If there are more than 10 members from a specific precinct, station, or barracks, then divide into two equal size teams if possible.
  • Note: Individuals can still compete in the event and have the chance to win the individual highest fundraising BFIT Cup and 4 tickets to Feb. 28 Boston Bruins game.
Team Captain "point person"

Each team will have a captain or "point person". The Captain will be responsible for:

  • Team Sign Up, which can be done on the form below.
  • Providing (below) their contact phone number and address so that the Boston Bruins Foundation can send their team information packet once they have met the minimum fundraising requirements.
  • Printing the event explanation letter to help with fundraising
  • Setting up a Crowdrise fundraising page
  • Make sure your total team fundraising is equivalent to at least $300 per team member before January 20, 2017.


Family Activities

Before, during, and after the event there will be an obstacle course, fire trucks, and police cars for kids to check out.

Obstacle Course (Ages 5-14)

There will be an 85-foot long kids obstacle course that allows two kids to race at a time.

Bruins Mascot Blades

Spend time with Blades and have an opportunity to get his autograph and photo.

Stanley Cup Banner

The 2011 Stanley Cup Banner will be lowered from the rafters and available to attendees for a great photo opp.

Touch a Truck and Touch a Car

Featuring local fire department vehicles and police vehicles open for kids' exploration. Sit in the driver's seat!

Kids will also have the chance to meet Blades, play games, and enjoy concessions, including food & drinks.