DMSE Sports Classic

Jul 22 to 23, 2017 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM



The DMSE Sports Classic (formerly Runner's World Classic) will be back at Merrimack College this summer for a weekend of running. Runners can choose to do the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon... or all three!!! The DSC will also feature a Kid's Race and the entertaining and inspirational Celebrity Mile event on Saturday. 

Founded by and managed by Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, there’s a race for runners of all levels and for the entire family. The races feature a start and finish on the beautiful campus of Merrimack College. Our undulating courses will keep you honest through historic downtown Andover, past the famous grounds of Andover Phillips Academy, and through a tree-lined, shaded residential community, which sits on the banks of the Merrimack River, near Lake Cochichewick and the Shawsheen River, approximately 24 miles from Boston. At the end of each run there will be plenty of post-race refreshments, and live music & beer at the conclusion of the Half Marathon on Sunday! 


Race Dates & Times:

Saturday, July 22

  • 5K - 7:00 am 
  • 10K - 8:30 am 
  • Kid's Fun Run - 10:00 am
    • 1/4 mile - Ages 5 and under
    • 1/2 mile - Ages 6 to 8
    • 1 mile - Ages 9 to 12
  • Celebrity Mile - 11:00 am Saturday, July 22

Sunday, July 23

  • Half Marathon - 7:00 am

If one race isn't not enough for you, take on one of our multiple race challenges, The Hat Trick (5K, 10K, and Half Marathon) or the Five & Dime (5K and 10K). 

Earn up to five stunning medals! Disney has the Goofy and Dopey Challenges, we have the Five & Dime and the Hat Trick! 



Event Information

Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01801
Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 - 5K and 10K
Run to Home Base presented by New Balance
DMSE Sports Classic
TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
New Balance Falmouth Road Race
29th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk