The Via Marathon — billed as one of the fastest races in the country — is altering its course for 2019 with the addition of St. Luke’s University Health Network as its new sponsor.
Already well known for producing great races in iconic places, DMSE Sports is setting up to hit a home run – or maybe score a touchdown – with its latest expansion effort in the endurance space.
What started as a quirky idea by the company’s namesake and founder, Dave McGillivray, is now an effort to create a nationwide series of marathons inside the country’s Major League Baseball ballparks and potentially National Football League stadiums as well.
A new marathon will be step off Sept. 28 and circle the home field of the New England Patriots more than 100 times. The event — on a course that is USA Track & Field certified and the only Boston Marathon qualifier run entirely in an NFL stadium — will raise money for homeless shelters across the region.
THE PATRIOT LEDGER
On Friday, Sept. 28, 100 runners will run 26.2 miles around the home turf of the New England Patriots to raise money for homeless shelters throughout the region. Participants will run more than 100 laps on the warning track surrounding the turf. The course is USA Track & Field (USATF) certified and the only Boston Marathon qualifier run entirely in an NFL stadium.
As we head into the final weeks before the Boston Marathon Mark speaks with Dave McGillivray, the race director for this iconic event. Then John Stanton shares his memories of Terry Fox as an incredible athlete along with details on an event that commemorates the anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Plus a Yukon-based writer shares the lessons she learned after her participation in the Yukon Arctic Ultra was cut short.