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.
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 of grasshoppers in Nebraska, days of pouring...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