DMSE Milestones

While DMSE has been involved with more than 900 major events over the years, here are a few highlights outlining the past 30+ years. 

  • 1980 Dave McGillivray Running and Sports Center opens in Medford, Mass.
  • 1981 Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DMSE) is born, sets up offices in Medford, Mass.
  • 1982 DMSE directs first triathlon, the Bay State Triathlon at Spot Pond in Medford, Mass.
  • 1983 DMSE produces Cape Cod Endurance Triathlon, first Ironman-distance triathlon in the continental U.S.
  • 1984 Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. is incorporated, April 19, 1984
  • 1988 DMSE is hired as the Technical Coordinator of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon.
  • 1989 DMSE manages Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
  • 1990 DMSE directs the Triathlon World Championship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
  • 1993 DMSE manages Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race in Andover, Mass.
  • 1996 DMSE assists with 100th running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon with a record 38,000+ official entrants
  • 1996 DMSE consultants hired to assist with venue management of all road events for Atlanta Olympic Games
  • 1998 DMSE directs Goodwill Games Triathlon in New York City
  • 1998 DMSE asked by Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Samuelson to manage the first TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K (then the People Beach to Beacon 10K)
  • 2003 DMSE creates its own foundation – the DMSE Children’s Fitness Foundation
  • 2004 DMSE manages USA Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials in St. Louis
  • 2008 DMSE assists BAA in managing USA Women’s Marathon Olympic Trial in Boston, Mass.
  • 2010 DMSE launches four new races – Spring Training 10K Classic in Jupiter, Fla., Run to Home Base at Fenway Park in Boston, Harvard Pilgrim 10K at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough and the Run Gloucester 7-Mile Race in Gloucester
  • 2010 DMSE Foundation launches “Running in Places” program for Boston-area school children
  • 2010 DMSE hired as consultant to the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
  • 2010 DMSE hired to manage 2011 Run for the Dream half marathon in Williamsburg, Va. and 2011 Mt. Washington Road Race
  • 2011 DMSE celebrates “30 Years Running” March 12 with more than 450 dignitaries, consultants and athletes; DMSE hired to serve as the race director of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Cape Cod.


TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
New Balance Falmouth Road Race
Fenway Park Marathon
29th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
B.A.A. Half Marathon
Runner's World Half Marathon and Festival