BOSTON (July 15, 2014) – The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security has presented its Professional of the Year Award for national marathon endurance events to Dave McGillivray, the race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and the upcoming TD Beach to Beacon 10K and New Balance Falmouth Road Race.
McGillivray accepted the award recently at the organization’s annual security conference in Indianapolis. Established in 2006, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi is a world leader in addressing potential threats and risks to the safety and security of sporting events.
“The reason for the Professional of the Year Award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions and marathon and endurance organizations to honor outstanding individuals in the field of sports safety and security for their contributions and leadership,” said NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani. “These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required, and setting an example for others to follow.” For more information, visit the organization’s news page.
McGillivray is the founder and president of DMSE Sports, a leading sports event management firm specializing in creating, marketing and producing mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, DMSE manages more than 25 major road races per year, including such iconic events as the TD Beach to Beacon in Maine, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod, Run for the Dream in Williamsburg, Va., the Bellin Run in Green Bay, Wis., the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race and the Across the Bay 10K in Annapolis, Md.
McGillivray, a Medford, Mass., native who now lives in North Andover, Mass., also is a pioneer in what is now one of the most important aspects of the endurance sports industry – combining athletics with philanthropy. Nearly every DMSE Sports event combines fitness and fundraising, giving back to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital, Ironstone Farm, the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation, the Lazarus House and many others charities and non-profit organizations in New England and across the country. He along with all the events he has directed have helped raised more than $100 million for charity over 30+ years. For more info, visit www.dmsesports.com.
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Photo ID: From left, Kyle Gordon of Stanley Security, the sponsor of the
Professional of the Year Awards, Dave McGillivray and Lou Marciani, Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.