Public Speaking

SPEECH TO THE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

SPEECH TO THE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

As such, I’m not really sure that I belong with this illustrious group but I suppose it gives everyone else on the planet a lot of hope!  I really don’t consider myself anyone special.  I haven’t thrown any touchdown passes in Gillette Stadium nor have I hit any baseballs over the Green Monster.  And, I never even once won the Boston Marathon…in fact, I finish last every year. I’m just, Dave.

VIDEO: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO THE TABOR ACADEMY

VIDEO: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO THE TABOR ACADEMY

Years ago when asked what I did for a living, I use to embarrassingly mumble, “I am a race director!”  So, what the heck does a race director do?  Put a chalk mark in the road and yell go??  Now I say, by producing all the events I do, I help raise the level of self-esteem and self-confidence of tens of thousands of people in America. 

VIDEO: ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE 2011 USA TRIATHLON HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

VIDEO: ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE 2011 USA TRIATHLON HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Dave McGillivray has run 140,000 miles in his lifetime, race directed hundreds of events including the Boston Marathon and now is a proud member of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame as a race director. Take a look at his inspirational, funny and heartfelt speech as accepts the honor and he joins the other two inductees at the 2011 USA Triathlon Hall of Fame at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.