Thousands of people from around the world run the Boston Marathon each year.
But race director Dave McGillivray estimates there’s only a handful of people for whom the race course is as familiar as the back of their hands.
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
Photo caption: More than 35 Boston media and sports celebrities participated in the DMSE Sports Classic Celebrity Mile sponsored by Fuddruckers at Merrimack College recently. Funds raised from the weekend-long event supported a dozen local charities. Pictured, from left: Dave McGillivray, founder, DMSE Sports Classic; Brigid Geoffrion Scannell of Fuddruckers; Lisa Hughes, anchor, WBZ-TV; and Haley Jane Davies of Fuddruckers.
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The 2017 edition of the DMSE Sports Classic presented by Aetna and its popular “Celebrity Mile” exhibition race are receiving strong support from local and national sponsors in addition to having commitments from a virtual “Who’s Who” of the Greater Boston-area media who will cover and participate in the weekend events, scheduled for July 22-23, 2017. Runners can visit www.dmseclassic.com to secure more info on the weekend.
THE EAGLE-TRIBUNE | THE ANDOVER TOWNSMAN
Last summer’s Runner’s World Classic at Merrimack College was a huge success. At least, that’s what long-time race director Dave McGillivray surmised after seeing thousands of people out for the inaugural three-day event, which included Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman running his first-ever road race, The Celebrity Mile.
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Dave McGillivray is the founder of DMSE. He has served as the Race Director of the Boston Marathon since the 1980’s. He has run the Boston race every year since 1973. Many of those runs start after his official duties as Director end for the day. Dave and Lance caught up in Boston to talk about his career in endurance events, his personal health scare, running a sub 2-hour marathon and how the Boston bombing impacted his duties and family.
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Spearheaded by alum and road race director Dave McGillivray ’76, Merrimack College will play host to the second annual DMSE Sports Classic (formerly known as the Runner’s World Classic) in July, bringing together runners of all levels and ages for a weekend’s worth of festivities on campus.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
He has run 144 marathons, logged 150,000 miles in running shoes, and has competed in nine Ironman triathlons. At 62, Dave McGillivray also has been race director of the Boston Marathon for 29 years and is owner of DMSE Sports Inc., a firm that manages sports events and charity races across the country, from the Falmouth Road Race to the Walk for Hunger.