Newest Summer (Mega?) Race Slated for Gloucester, MA
DMSE Announces First 'Run
Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race'
in Scenic Cape Ann in Massachusetts on
Run Gloucester 7-Mile
creates 'trifecta' of major road
races along New England shorelines
on consecutive August weekends
Mass. (May 27,
2010) — DMSE Sports, Inc.,
a Massachusetts-based national sports
event producer, has created the Run
Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, set
for Sunday, Aug. 22 along the scenic Cape Ann
A field of
3,000 to 5,000 runners is expected for the inaugural race, now less
than three months away. Registration is underway online at www.rungloucester.com.
Gloucester 7-Mile will be the third, large-scale road race along the
New England coastline on consecutive weekends each August, joining
the TD Bank Beach to Beacon in Maine on Aug. 7 and The CIGNA Falmouth
(Mass) Road Race on Aug. 15.
Gloucester 7-Mile creates the third in a series of major road races,
so runners can go from Cape Elizabeth, to Cape Cod to Cape Ann. When
you consider the settings, it's really a great opportunity to run
along some of the nation's most beautiful shorelines," said Dave
McGillivray, president of DMSE Sports (www.dmsesports.com) and a nationally-renowned
race director who also directs the BAA Boston Marathon.
the Run Gloucester 7-Mile, sponsored by the Gloucester Daily
Times and Saucony,
Inc., will benefit the Gloucester Fisherman's Athletic
Association and DMSE's Children Fitness Foundation.
Details of the
race were unveiled May 21 at a news conference in Gloucester
featuring McGillivray and members of Team DMSE, Gloucester Mayor
Carolyn Kirk, Gloucester Daily Times Publisher Al Getler, Fred Doyle
of Saucony, Dick Wilson and other representatives from the Gloucester
Fisherman's Athletic Association.
The race will
begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22 at the famous Gloucester
Fishermen's Memorial Statue on the historic Gloucester waterfront.
The course will take runners on a loop around Eastern Point Road and
Atlantic Ave., past Bass Rocks, before returning to the statue for
the finish. The course features one of New England's most picturesque seascapes,
boasting nearly five miles of ocean views. The registration fee is $35
in advance, $40 on race day.
A map of the
course and other race info is available at www.rungloucester.com. The race also is on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/RunGloucester, where updates and info
posted throughout the summer.
oldest seaport, Gloucester is also home to the nation's oldest artist
colony. For additional information on the area, the Cape
Ann Chamber of Commerce website lists information on whale
excursions, beaches, dining and accommodations.
"It's just a
beautiful place for a road race and Gloucester has a vibrant, active
running community that we believe will embrace this event," added
McGillivray. "We're hoping runners from across New England come here
and enjoy Gloucester, maybe even make a weekend of it, and make this
race an annual tradition."
who also serves as race director of the TD Bank Beacon to Beacon 10K
in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and organized the recent Run to Home Base
event at Fenway Park,
developed the Run Gloucester 7-Mile with DMSE's
Ron Kramer after meeting with local officials more than a year ago.
The new Run Gloucester race is not affiliated with the town's
Triathlon on Aug. 8.
primary beneficiary, the Gloucester
Fishermen's Athletic Association, raises funds for Gloucester
High School student-athletes and their families and is a key
supporter of the renovation of Gloucester High's Newell Stadium.
excited about the race and hoping for a big turnout from local and
regional runners as the more runners, the more it will help our
organization," said Dick Wilson of the GFAA
Founded by McGillivray
in 1981, DMSE Sports, Inc.,based in North Andover, Mass.
is a leader in sports event management,
specializing in creating, marketing and producing mass participatory
athletic events throughout the U.S. and
abroad. McGillivray has
produced or consulted on more than 900 mass-participatory athletic
events throughout the world, including 23 Boston Marathons; the 2004
and 2008 USA Women's Olympic Marathon Trials, the 1990
World Championship, the 1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon, and the 1996 Atlanta
Olympic Games. For more info, visit www.dmsesports.com.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 4:05:04 AM by Destrey
I will be putting this dazzling isnihgt to good use in no time.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:40:15 AM by nnzmax
Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:46:20 AM by ipizkvyxyux
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:03:23 AM by Christine
Steven Patak East Norwich, NYMy prerace rouitne will vary dependent on what time of day the race is, i.e. a Saturday or Sunday morning run or currently my Monday evening races.-Hydration: First I make sure I am properly hydrated. This means waking up approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours before race time for morning races and drinking 1 liter of water. For evening races I will already been hydrating throughout the day so I will generally drink less in the hours right before the race.-Fuel: I also ensure I have fuel in my body. This means a bagel with PB for morning races immediately upon waking or 2 slices of whole wheat bread with PB for evening races each about 2 hours before race time. I also take 1 Gu 30-45 minutes before the start.-Packing: I always write up a list the day/night before the race to ensure I bring all the items I might need (change of clothes, running clothes if I am heading to the course straight from work, a towel, ect.) and will revise this list throughout the day/night. I’ll pack based off my list in the morning before based on the weather outlook for race time.-Pre-race prep: I tend not to put too much thought into race until the day or 2 before, but this depends on the race. I’ll typically be mindful that I have a race coming up and take the runs in the day or 2 before the race easier than normal training runs. Obviously for a longer run like a half-marathon or marathon there will be a taper as I get closer.-Race day: I will do a deck change with a beach towel to get into running attire. I’ll put my bib on right after that. Shoe choice is an area of much heated debate right now. I’ve been battling lower leg issues consistently and just recently have found relief by running in Nike Frees. I’m still experimenting to see what works best, but my reasoning now is “use what’s been working” I will try to hit a portapotty as soon as possible to avoid getting stuck in any lines. I also try to make sure I am at the venue at least 1 hour before start time.-Race plan: I will line up based on ability if there are min/mi markers along the starting lane, otherwise I tend to stay in the middle of the pack. I prefer to pass, than be passed later in the race. I tend to start fast, which hurt me in my first marathon, but seems to be an OK plan for 5k-10k races. It’s a habit from my rowing days: hard, fast start, settle, few bursts of power here and there, sprint to the finish. I’ve followed a similar plan (minus the burst of power) for my last few short races and its worked well. My finish always involves a kick once I can see the line.-In-Race stuff: I have not used my iPod in any of my short races, but did for the marathon. I like being aware of what’s going on around me. I use a Garmin Forerunner 305 to keep track of my metrics and do the occasional pace check to make sure I’ll survive to the end. I won’t carry my own water for races and will only carry gels if it’s a long race >10k. I find that trying to pick off runners that are ahead of me keeps me powering through tough patches and motivated and results in a better race time.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:22:43 PM by vgnakibm
Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:54:02 PM by ukshxzna