BOSTON – A day of celebration marking the 40th anniversary of Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray’s historic solo 3,452-mile run across the U.S. included the unveiling of a commemorative stone plaque outside Medford City Hall and the re-creation of his Fenway Park finish, again to a standing ovation from Red Sox fans.
HOUSTON — The inaugural Minute Maid Park Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018, and will start at 7:00 a.m. CDT with a six-hour cut-off time. This is the second marathon in the newly established Inside the Park Marathon Series, which is a series of marathons held entirely within Major League Baseball ballparks.
PERTH, Australia — Dave McGillivray, race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and owner of DMSE Sports, is headed to Dubai, having just completed the third leg of the World Marathon Challenge in Perth, Australia – still on target to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
ANDOVER, Massachusetts — One of New England’s largest and most festive running events, the Thanksgiving Day Feaster Five Road Race, is now open for registration at Feasterfive.com with a new perk for runners – a long-sleeved hoodie t-shirt for the first 9,000 entrants.
BOSTON — The Inaugural Fenway Park Marathon managed by DMSE Sports raised more than $320,000 for the Red Sox Foundation on Friday, believed to be the first marathon ever held totally within a major league ballpark. Fifty athletes from 12 states, including Dave McGillivray, the director of the race who also directs the Boston Marathon, ran the 116 laps to raise money for the charity.
NORTH ANDOVER, Massachusetts — Nate Martin of Jackson, Missouri, ran at a pace of 5:56 per mile to win the 2017 DMSE Sports Classic half-marathon with a time of 1:17:37, highlighting a weekend full of running and family-friendly events held annually at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Aside from the official competitive races, the popular “Celebrity Mile” was staged on July 22 and Henry Richard, representing the Martin Richard Foundation, won the race by running it in 6:01.
BOSTON — 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.
HATTIESBURG, Missouri — Eight sports security professionals under the age of 40 will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 11-13, in Orlando, Fla. This year’s theme is Building Resiliency in the Sports Safety and Security Industry. More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.
BOSTON — The inspirational story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and his continued support by the Greater Boston running community will be on display when DMSE Sports stages its second “Celebrity Mile” on July 22, 2017, as part of the DMSE Classic events. The weekend event, held at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, will include the half marathon, 10K, and 5K races or, for some, the “Hat Trick” of running all three. Runners can visit www.dmseclassic.com to register for any of the races.