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.
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.
BOSTON — Today marks the 35th anniversary of Dave McGillivray’s historic arrival into Fenway Park after running across the United States – from Medford, Oregon to Medford, Mass. – to raise money for the Jimmy Fund cancer charity.