The City will be dedicating the track at Hormel Stadium to Medford native and long-time Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, founder of the Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation and host of Run Medford, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced. The dedication will take place on Friday, September 22 at 4:30pm, during the first night of Run Medford.  

McGillivray graduated from Medford High School in 1972 as class valedictorian. In 1978, he ran from Medford, OR, to Medford, MA, in support of the Jimmy Fund, an organization whose community-based fundraising events directly benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He then opened up Dave McGillivray Running and Sports Center in Medford, and soon transitioned to his event management business, Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises. For the last 36 years, Dave has been the technical director and race director for the Boston Marathon.  

“Run Medford is our City’s biggest race event and has had a huge positive impact on local business, non-profits, and residents,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn. “This community-wide event would not have been possible without the support of Dave and the Finish Strong Foundation, so we are excited to honor his work with a dedication at the Hormel Stadium Track.” 

“The Medford community, especially the running community, is so special and I love giving back in such an exciting way,” said McGillivray. “I’m honored to receive this track dedication as our team works to make Run Medford a community tradition for years to come.” 

Run Medford is a weekend of races for all ages, including a Kids’ Fun Run, 5-mile race, 2-mile walk, high school mile, and the Dave McGillivray track dedication. The events will be held on Friday, September 22 at Hormel Stadium and on Saturday, September 23 at City Hall. The schedule for Friday’s events is below:  

·       3:00pm: Registration opens 

·       4:30pm-5:00pm: Dave McGillivray Track Dedication Ceremony 

·       5:15pm: Kids’ Fun Runs  

·       5:30pm: High School Mile 

·       5:45pm: Mayor’s Celebrity/VIP Mile & Awards 

·       6:00pm: Para Mile 

·       6:30pm: Final Celebration/Closing & Ford Tavern Celebration  

·       7:00pm: Registration closes for Saturday’s events 

For more information and to register as a runner or volunteer, visit  

About Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation 
The Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation seeks to inspire and empower youth across New England and beyond to increase physical activity, expand literacy, and build community and self-esteem through running, reading, and performing acts of kindness. Their vision is rooted in a belief that discovering a passion for physical activity, reading, and acts of kindness at a young age gives individuals self-confidence and self-respect, which empowers them to move forward—one step at a time. For over eighteen years, the foundation has remained committed to preparing individuals for future success and building vibrant communities. For more information on the Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation, visit and follow the foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About DMSE Sports 
DMSE Sports is a full-service event-management organization, providing a full range of event and race production, management, and consulting services to support events of all sizes. Dave McGillivray and his team at DMSE Sports are responsible for the technical and logistical aspects of more than 30 races and walks per year. From overseeing organizing committees to working with local officials and handling registration, credentialing, lead vehicles, and course set up, DMSE Sports does it all. The firm has produced more than 1,000 events since opening its doors in 1981 and serves clients throughout the United States.