BUCKLEY: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S RETURN RUN TO FENWAY PARK REMINDER OF THE NIGHTMARE OF '78

BUCKLEY: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S RETURN RUN TO FENWAY PARK REMINDER OF THE NIGHTMARE OF '78

BOSTON HERALD

For those Red Sox fans who can’t shake the old habit of constantly looking for bad omens, dark clouds and other harbingers of impending doom, we have some distressing news for you.

PHOTOS: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY RUNS TO FENWAY PARK

PHOTOS: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY RUNS TO FENWAY PARK

WICKED LOCAL MEDFORD

A pre-run celebration for Dave McGillivray at Medford City Hall before his run from Medford City Hall to Fenway Park to commemorate his 40th Anniversary of running from Medford, Oregon to Medford, MA to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

NORTH ANDOVER'S MCGILLIVRAY RECREATES LAST LEG OF HIS 1978 CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

NORTH ANDOVER'S MCGILLIVRAY RECREATES LAST LEG OF HIS 1978 CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Dave McGillivray could write a book about his 3,452-mile journey from Medford, Oregon, to Medford, Massachusetts.

MARATHON STAR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TO MARK 40TH ANNIV OF JIMMY FUND RUN FROM MEDFORD, OR TO MEDFORD, MA!

MARATHON STAR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TO MARK 40TH ANNIV OF JIMMY FUND RUN FROM MEDFORD, OR TO MEDFORD, MA!

WROR

Dave McGillivray, the Boston Marathon Race Director, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his run from Medford, Oregon to Medford, MA to benefit the Jimmy Fund. Today, he'll mark the anniversary the same way he finished the original run.

ICON DAVE MCGILLIVRAY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC RUN ACROSS AMERICA FOR CANCER AT FENWAY

ICON DAVE MCGILLIVRAY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC RUN ACROSS AMERICA FOR CANCER AT FENWAY

THE BOSTON GLOBE

“I’m going to run until I’m out of time,” said 64-year-old Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray, a longtime philanthropist, endurance athlete, and motivational speaker.

MCGILLIVRAY REFLECTS ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN TOUR

MCGILLIVRAY REFLECTS ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN TOUR

THE ENTERPRISE

Like most college graduates, a fresh-faced Dave McGillivray wanted to do something extraordinary with his life. The year was 1978 and the current race director of the Falmouth Road Race, then 23 years old, had just read about two men who had run across the country. Then he learned of a friend who made the cross-country tour on a bicycle.

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF EPIC RUN PORTRAYED IN 'FORREST GUMP' WITH FENWAY EVENT

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF EPIC RUN PORTRAYED IN 'FORREST GUMP' WITH FENWAY EVENT

USA TODAY

Dave McGillivray completed a cross-country run from Oregon to Massachusetts in 1978 -- a feat that was later portrayed in a little movie called "Forrest Gump."  

40 YEARS LATER, DAVE MCGILLIVRAY SETS OFF ON A FAMILIAR JOURNEY TO FENWAY

40 YEARS LATER, DAVE MCGILLIVRAY SETS OFF ON A FAMILIAR JOURNEY TO FENWAY

COMPETITOR RUNNING

In 1978, from June 11 to August 29, Dave McGillivray gave new meaning to the term “cross-country road trip.” The now long-time Boston Marathon race director was 23 years old at the time and had decided to run across the United States in 80 days, raising money for the Jimmy Fund. His 3,452-mile run spanned from Medford, Oregon to Medford, Massachusetts.

BOSTON'S 'FORREST GUMP' RE-ENACTING END OF CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

BOSTON'S 'FORREST GUMP' RE-ENACTING END OF CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

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Before there was “Forrest Gump,” there was Dave McGillivray.

Gump, the fictitious simpleton played by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film, trotted across the U.S. because he “just felt like running.”

DIRECTOR OF FALMOUTH ROAD RACE IS ALSO CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

DIRECTOR OF FALMOUTH ROAD RACE IS ALSO CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

THE ENTERPRISE

Dave McGillivray has accomplished a great deal as a runner and race organizer. The director of both the New Balance Falmouth Road Race and the Boston Marathon, Mr. McGillivray continues to challenge himself in a variety of directions, including a recent foray into children’s picture book writing

NEW BALANCE FALMOUTH ROAD RACE: ICONIC SUMMER EVENT FEATURES DEFENDING CHAMPS AMONG 12,000 RUNNERS

NEW BALANCE FALMOUTH ROAD RACE: ICONIC SUMMER EVENT FEATURES DEFENDING CHAMPS AMONG 12,000 RUNNERS

CAPE COD TIMES

Elite running is rooted in the DNA of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.

It’s one of the many reasons why the late-summer seven-mile running event surged in popularity from less than 100 runners back in 1973.

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY MARKING 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS RUN FROM MEDFORD, OREGON, TO MEDFORD, MA!

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY MARKING 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS RUN FROM MEDFORD, OREGON, TO MEDFORD, MA!

WROR

Dave McGillivray is internationally known as the Race Director of the world famous Boston Marathon. He's also known as one of the most philanthropic athletes the world has ever seen.

ON THE RUN: ROUND AND ROUND, A DIFFERENT KIND OF MARATHON

ON THE RUN: ROUND AND ROUND, A DIFFERENT KIND OF MARATHON

THE SALEM NEWS

Marathon running isn’t easy. The mileage, the terrain, the weather and many other factors present challenges for runners who have spent months preparing for the race.

CELEBRATION OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S HISTORIC CROSS-COUNTRY RUN TO BENEFIT THE JIMMY FUND SET FOR AUG 23

CELEBRATION OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S HISTORIC CROSS-COUNTRY RUN TO BENEFIT THE JIMMY FUND SET FOR AUG 23

​​​​​​​RUNNING USA

A day of celebration is planned to mark the 40th anniversary of Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray’s historic solo 3,452-mile run across the U.S. – from Medford, Oregon to Medford, Mass. – to benefit the Jimmy Fund.