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Dave McGillivray Named New Falmouth RD

Falmouth, MA. October 24, 2011
‰ÛÒ The New Balance Falmouth Road Race today announces that renowned race
organizer, Dave McGillivray has been named as the race director for the
August classic. McGillivray will immediately begin working with
volunteers, staff, team captains and the board of directors to plan for
the 40th running of the race to be held Sunday, August 12, 2012.

                ‰ÛÏAfter
a national search, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to have
Dave McGillivray direct the New Balance Falmouth Road Race for the 40th
running in 2012, and help grow and build the race into the future,‰Û
said Christine Frazier, board president. ‰ÛÏDave McGillivray has been
named Road Race Management‰Ûªs Race Director of the Year, directs the
B.A.A. Boston Marathon as well as hundreds of other events, has run
Falmouth many times and lives right here in Massachusetts.  The
board feels that Dave‰Ûªs vast expertise, personal love of running and
passion for raising funds for local charities is exactly the right
combination and a perfect fit for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race and
the Falmouth community.‰Û

‰ÛÏDave
has also pledged to keep the essence of the race unchanged, become part
of the community and take into consideration all of our key personnel‰Ûªs
valuable opinions when making any plans for the race,‰Û continued
Frazier. ‰ÛÏThe board supports Dave‰Ûªs plans as we lay the foundation for
the next 40 years of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.‰Û

                Dave
McGillivray has directed over 900 events around the world, including
the BAA Boston Marathon and the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. He has
logged more than 140,000 miles as a runner which includes his birthday
runs where he runs the number of miles of his age each August. In 1999,
the year of the torrential downpours, McGillivray ran the Falmouth Road
Race course six times to celebrate his 45th birthday. He is
the president and founder of DMSE Sports and the DMSE Children‰Ûªs
Foundation. Through those organizations and his own personal fundraising
events, he has raised millions of dollars for charities throughout New
England.

                ‰ÛÏ”I
am grateful and honored to be chosen as the Race Director of the New
Balance Falmouth Road Race and my team and I pledge to maintain the
unique character that is Falmouth,‰Û said McGillivray.   ‰ÛÏAs
a caretaker of this iconic, world-class event – it was here before me
and will be here long after I am gone – my methodology is that of a team
approach ‰ÛÒ surrounding  myself with good, knowledgeable people, so I am more the “conductor” than a director – and the dedicated team is the orchestra. 

‰ÛÏI
want to do what is best for the race, best for the runners and best for
the Falmouth community while being respectful of those who created this
historic race,‰Û continued McGillivray. ‰ÛÏThe Falmouth community is truly
the heart and soul of this event.  I’ve always said that community support is the most important ingredient to success in this business.  The
road race board has given me their vote of confidence…now it is up to
me to work hard to earn the trust, confidence and respect of the entire
Falmouth community.  Although my home address doesn’t have a Falmouth zip code, I pledge to conduct myself as if it did.” 

                The
New Balance Falmouth Road Race was founded by the legendary Tommy
Leonard and superbly organized for the first 38 years by co-directors,
Lucia and John Carroll and Kathleen and Richard Sherman. This year, the
race announced organizational changes and appointed long-time office
manager, Matt Auger as acting director.

                ‰ÛÏThe
board of directors would like to thank Matt Auger and his staff for
their hard work and passionate efforts in directing the 39th
running of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, ‰ÛÏ stated Frazier. ‰ÛÏWe are
grateful for their hard work and dedication to the race and the
community.‰Û

                The 40th running of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race is Sunday, August 12, 2012. Further information about the race can be found at www.falmouthroadrace.com and www.facebook.com/falmouthroadrace

About Falmouth Road Race
The
New Balance Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become
one of the premier running events of the summer season.  Each
year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite runners
and recreational runners out to enjoy the scenic 7-mile seaside course.
The non-profit Falmouth Road Race organization is dedicated to promoting
health and fitness for all in its community.  Proceeds from the race each year support youth athletic programs in the town of Falmouth and other nonprofit community groups.




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