Mayor Driscoll & the Park, Recreation & Community Services
Guest speaker program
The Director of the Boston Marathon
on March 1, at Salem State College at 7:00pm
" Never Underestimate your own Ability"
World-Class Athlete • Entrepreneur • Motivational Speaker • Philanthropist
· Perhaps best known for his run across the United States in 1978 for the Jimmy Fund, McGillivray ran a total of 3,452 miles in 80 days averaging 45-miles a day.
· In May 2004, McGillivray ran across the country again, this time with nine other veteran marathoners, in relay style, from San Francisco to Boston as part of TREK USA, an event which he founded and raised over $300,000 for five children’s charities.
· McGillivray is Race Director of the world’s oldest and most famous road race, the B.A.A. Boston Marathon for which he has worked tirelessly for 20 years.
· Personally has run 120 marathons including the Boston Marathon for the past 35 consecutive years.
· As a personal challenge at age 12, he began running his age in miles on his birthday each year, never having missed a year in the past 39 years. Last year he ran 51 miles on August 22nd, his 51st birthday.
· Logged more than 130,000 miles in his lifetime (to date).
· Directed or consulted on over 800 events.
· Given more than 1,500 motivational speeches to audiences throughout the US and the world.
· McGillivray is owner and President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. For 25 years, “DMSE,” as its known, has produced mass-participatory athletic events nationally and internationally.
· More than $50 million has been raised for charity through both McGillivray’s personal efforts and by events his company, DMSE, Inc., has managed.
· Road Race Management and Running Times Magazine named McGillivray Race Director of the Year in 2000.
· Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions in January 2005. The Hall of Champions is intended to celebrate members of the running industry who have made exceptional contributions to the development of the sport. Inductees are nationally prominent and have a lifetime of achievement, innovation, service and leadership in the running community.
· Created The DMSE Children’s Fitness Foundation, a non-profit aimed at ending childhood obesity by funding and creating programs to inspire and cultivate a generation of healthy and successful children.
· McGillivray has authored a book titled, The Last Pick, with Linda Glass Fechter and published by Rodale Press, which chronicles his career while motivating and inspiring the reader to never underestimate their own ability, to set goals and to achieve what is thought to be the impossible.
Other PERSONAL Highlights:
· Valedictorian - Medford High School ’72.
· Valedictorian - Merrimack College ’76.
· Eight-time competitor in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship (personal best finish of 14th overall.)
· Ran up the East Coast of US - 1980.
· Completed a 24-Hour Run - 120 miles.
· Completed a 24-Hour Bike - 385 miles.
· Completed a 24-Hour Swim - 27 miles.
· McGillivray lives in North Andover, MA with wife, Katie, and sons, Ryan (16), Max (12), Luke (8 months) & daughter Elle (2 1/2).
Other partial CAREER Highlights:
· Race Director - 1990 Triathlon World Championships
· Race Director - 2004 US Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials (St. Louis)
· Race Director - 2008 US Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials (Boston)
· Race Director - Marathon of the Palm Beaches, Florida
· Race Director - TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
· Race Director - 1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon - NYC
· Race Director - 2006 Denver Marathon
· Race Director - Boston Triathlon
· Race Consultant - 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
· Lifetime Achievement Award by Competitor Magazine - 2000