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.
In 1978, Dave ran from Medford, Oregon to Medford, MA, his hometown, covering over 3,100 miles, to raise money for the Jimmy Fund! It was a huge effort and culminated with Dave doing a lap around Fenway Park before the Red Sox game before finishing the final seven miles to Medford.
Coming up on August 23, McGillivray, now 63, will run seven miles from Medford City Hall to Fenway Park to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his gargantuan achievement. He's trying to raise $100,000 for the Jimmy Fund as he continues to "give, give, give" to the community he loves!
Dave is also doing the 30th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, Sunday, September 23rd, which he helped create three decades ago.