Dave McGillivray is the race director of the iconic Boston Marathon. He is the co-author of The Last Pick: The Boston Marathon Race Director’s Road to Success. Dave is a world-renowned athlete, entrepreneur, speaker, and philanthropist. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts with his wife Katie. He is the proud dad of Elle, Max, Ryan, Luke and Chloe.
Selected as a “recommended title” by the Kansas National Education Association’s Reading Circle Commission Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is the inspiring true story of the ultimate marathon experience! Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, joined a team in 2018 to attempt the World Marathon Challenge. The first marathon was a desert—but not a desert with lots of sand and cacti. No, the first marathon took place in Antarctica! In only seven...View
As a teenager, Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray heard a news story about a person biking across the United States. “What a great idea!” he thought. “But instead of a bike, I’ll use my sneakers!” Thus begins the funny, touching, true story of McGillivray’s 80-day, 3452-mile run from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, in 1978. In Running Across America: A True Story of Dreams, Determination, and Heading for Home, McGillivray tells the tale of how he braved the Sierra and Rocky Mountains, millions...View
Have you ever had a dream? How did you make that dream come true? Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, had a dream when he was a kid—to be a star athlete. There was one problem—you have to be big to play sports, but Dave was small! In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, Dave tells the true story of how he turns to running, because you don’t have to...View