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.


Project Bread's Walk for Hunger & 5K Run
Boston's Run to Remember
Bellin Run 10K
Eversource Walk for Boston Children's Hospital
57th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run