Milestone season highlighted by 25th year with the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, the 15th TD Beach to Beacon and the first year at the helm of the historic New Balance Falmouth Road Race
BOSTON — DMSE Sports is off and running in 2012 with a schedule of more than 30 road races and charity walks that began last weekend with the Spring Training Classic in Jupiter, Fla., and doesn’t end until the popular Feaster Five in Andover, Mass., on Thanksgiving Day.
In between, the New England-based national sports event management firm will direct some of the country’s most iconic road races, including the B.A.A. Boston Marathon for the 25th time (13 as Technical Director, last 12 as Race Director), the 15th TD Beach to Beacon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, the famed Bellin Run in Green Bay, Wis., and, for the first time ever, the historic New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod in August.
DMSE also recently launched a new website at www.dmsesports.com with a comprehensive calendar of events, a newsroom, and other background and information about the company founded by Dave McGillivray in a Medford, Mass., storefront in 1981.
“We’re truly excited about 2012 as our roster of races is growing in size and prestige, and the decision to overhaul our website is a reflection of that growth,” said McGillivray, DMSE president. The new website was created by Forte Interactive (www.forteinteractive.com), a web design company that DMSE has enlisted for other race websites, he added.
Now in its 31st year, DMSE, Inc. - Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, also known as DMSE Sports - is a leader in sports event management, specializing in creating, marketing and producing mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad. Regarded for technical expertise and attention to every detail, DMSE races are known for being safe, organized and technically advanced. In 2000, McGillivray and his team received the prestigious Race Director of the Year award from Road Race Management.
Other highlights on DMSE’s 2012 schedule include the Run for the Dream in Williamsburg, Va.; the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon series throughout the U.S., the grueling Mount Washington Road Race in Gorham, N.H., and the Run – Walk to Home Base 9K at Fenway Park in Boston. DMSE also has been tapped to direct the USA Masters 8K Championships.
DMSE also has in recent years has started and manages several of its own races. In addition to the Spring Training Classic in Jupiter, Fla., which ends at home plate inside the stadium where the Marlins and Cardinals train, DMSE also launched the beautiful Run Gloucester! 7 Mile in Gloucester, Mass. and the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K & 10K, where runners cross the finish line in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
DMSE is a pioneer in what is now one of the most important aspects of the athletic industry – combining athletics with philanthropy. Nearly every DMSE-led or DMSE-owned event combines fitness and fundraising, giving back to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital, Lazarus House and many others charities and non-profit organizations in New England and across the country.
Here is a detailed schedule of DMSE’s 2012 races:
Sunday, March 18 - SPRING TRAINING CLASSIC 5K and 10K – JUPITER, FL – www.springtrainingclassic.com
Sunday, April 15 - B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. 1-MILE RACES – BOSTON - www.baa.org
Monday, April 16 - 116TH B.A.A. BOSTON MARATHON – BOSTON - www.baa.org
Friday, April 27 - DAVID SAMSON 50-MILE CHARITY RUN - FLORIDA
Sunday, April 29 - PEDIATRIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION 5K – BOSTON ESPLANADE
Saturday, May 19 - FIT TO RUN, FIT TO DREAM 8K (USA Track & Field Master's 8K Championship) – WILLIAMSBURG, VA - www.runforachievabledream.com
Saturday, May 19 - ETHOS FESTIVAL 8K & MULTISPORT GRAND PRIX – TEMECULA, CA
Sunday, May 20 - RUN TO HOME BASE 9K – FENWAY PARK, BOSTON - www.runtohomebase.org
Sunday, May 20 - RUN FOR THE DREAM HALF MARATHON – WILLIAMSBURG, VA - www.runforachievabledream.com
Sunday, June 3 - RHODY 5K ROAD RACE – LINCOLN, RI www.rhody5k.com
Saturday, June 9 - BELLIN RUN – GREEN BAY, WI www.bellinrun.com
Sunday, June 10 - NSTAR’S WALK FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON – BOSTON www.childrenshospital.org/walk
Saturday, June 16 - MOUNT WASHINGTON ROAD RACE – GORHAM, NH - www.mountwashingtonroadrace.com
Sunday, June 24 - BAA 10K – BOSTON, MA - www.baa.org
Tuesday, July 3 - HARVARD PILGRIM FINISH AT THE FIFTY 5K & 10K – FOXBORO, MA –www.harvardpilgrimfinishatthe50.com
Thursday, July 26 - CAMP HARBOR VIEW CHALLENGE – 5K – QUINCY, MA - www.campharborview5k.com
Saturday, Aug. 4 - TD BEACH TO BEACON 10K ROAD RACE – CAPE ELIZABETH, ME - www.beach2beacon.org
Sunday, Aug. 12 - NEW BALANCE FALMOUTH ROAD RACE – FALMOUTH, MA www.falmouthroadrace.com
Sunday, Aug. 19 - RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 Mile – GLOUCESTER, MA - www.rungloucester.com
Sunday, Aug. 26 – LADY SPEED STICK® WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON – BLOOMINGTON, MN - www.womenshalfmarathon.com
Sunday, Sept. 9 - BOSTON MARATHON JIMMY FUND WALK - BOSTON, MA – www.jimmyfundwalk.org
Saturday, Sept. 22 - LADY SPEED STICK® WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON – NASHVILLE, TN - www.womenshalfmarathon.com
Saturday, Sept. 22-23 - ETHOS SHORT-COURSE TRIATHLON – TEMECULA, CA
Sunday, Sept. 30 - SMUTTY NOSE MARATHON – HAMPTON, NH
Sunday, Sept. 30 - PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH WALK – BOSTON - www.lustgarten.org
Sunday, Oct. 7 - B.A.A. HALF MARATHON – BOSTON - www.baa.org
Sunday, Oct. 14 - HIKE FOR HOPE WALK – MERRIMACK COLLEGE, N. ANDOVER, MA - www.hikeforhope.com
Sunday, Nov. 4 - LADY SPEED STICK® WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON – SCOTTSDALE, AZ - www.womenshalfmarathon.com
Sunday, Nov. 18 - LADY SPEED STICK® WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON – ST. PETERSBURG, FL - www.womenshalfmarathon.com
Thursday, Nov. 22 - FEASTER FIVE ROAD RACE - ANDOVER, MA - www.feasterfive.com