Volunteers can sign up online at

GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts — Volunteers are needed for the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, set for Aug. 21 on scenic Cape Ann.

“We need volunteers to help out with registration, water stations, parking, course monitoring, and various other assignments," said Diane Anderson, volunteer coordinator for the race. 

Volunteers can sign up online at the race website by going to the volunteer page at Race officials say all are welcome, no previous experience is necessary and that volunteering is best when it's done with friends and family. 

"We also need volunteers to help us get the word to runners throughout the region out about this 2nd-year race here in Gloucester,” she added. 

With five miles of ocean views, Run Gloucester! is an excellent way to visit and see the history and seascapes of historic Cape Ann. This is the second year for the race, which was created by Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports, Inc., who also serves as race director of the BAA Boston Marathon and the popular TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine.

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New this year, a Road Runner Club of America Expo with vendors will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

If interested in running the race, online registration before the race is encouraged at Online registration will end at noon on Friday, Aug. 19. 

Bib pick-up and late registration will be held Sat., Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloucester High School. Although not encouraged, bib pick-up and late registration will also be held race day from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at the high school. 

Race day parking will be available at Gloucester High School and at Stage Fort Park.

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Proceeds from the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile will benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association which raises funds for Gloucester High School student-athletes, sports programs and facilities, and is a key supporter of the renovation of Gloucester High's Newell Stadium. 

For additional information on the stadium project, including a history and ways to donate, visit

Founded by McGillivray in 1981, DMSE Sports, Inc. is a leader in sports event management, specializing in creating, marketing and producing mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad. McGillivray has produced or consulted on more than 900 events throughout the world, including 24 Boston Marathons; 13 TD Bank Beach to Beacons, the 2004 and 2008 USA Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, the 1990 Triathlon World Championship, the 1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. For more info, visit