Dave McGillivray, race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, is the featured speaker for the 2017 Lincoln National Guard Marathon as part of the 40th anniversary celebration weekend. He will speak Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Runners Expo at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St.

In addition to the Boston Marathon, McGillivray is race director for the B.A.A. Half Marathon, the B.A.A. 5K and the B.A.A. 10K, managing and overseeing all operational and logistical aspects of these world class events. He established himself as one of the world’s premier race directors with his coordination of the 100th Boston Marathon. which attracted the largest field size in B.A.A. history at 40,000 participants.

McGillivray is also president of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DMSE), Inc., an event management company which directed the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon in 2004, the 1990 ITU Triathlon World Championship and consulted on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Athletically, McGillivray has run over 150,000 miles in his life and gained national prominence in 1978 when he ran across the U.S. to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. He has run 145 marathons, including 44 consecutive Boston Marathons, completed 9 Hawaii Ironman Triathlons and will run the half marathon on Sunday (May 7) in Lincoln.

“We are thrilled to have Dave as our featured speaker at the Runners Expo,” said Nancy Sutton Moss, Lincoln marathon co-race director. “Dave is an icon in our sport and he will definitely add something special to the 40th anniversary of the Lincoln Marathon. This is a treat for our runners.”

About the Track Club

The Lincoln Track Club was established in 1975 by an eager group of track enthusiasts as a non-profit community service organization to promote running throughout this area and provide educational assistance for its runners. The LTC is a member club of both the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track and Field. 2017 is the 40th running of the Lincoln National Guard Marathon with a field of over 13,000 runners.