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.
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.
This May, multisport will return to Temecula’s Vail Lake Resort—a privately-owned ranch about 50 miles east of San Diego—which used to host an XTERRA race a few years back. Ethos, one of the newest events companies on the scene, has two weekend-long endurance festivals planned for late May and late September, each accompanied by live music and a unique blend of endurance challenges.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
The Boston Marathon is a great motivator. As roughly 27,000 runners cross the finish line April 16, thousands on the sidelines will be inspired. Maybe a marathon goes on the bucket list, but a shorter race may seem a more realistic first step. New England boasts a calendar packed with spring, summer, and fall road races of all distances.