Time to Û¢think summer’ by signing up for Aug. 21
Gloucester, Mass., road race featuring classic New England coastline
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (April 7, 2011)
ÛÓ Time to think summer as online registration is underway for the second
Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, set for Sunday, August 21 on scenic Cape Ann
in Gloucester, Mass.
Runners can register at www.rungloucester.com for one of the
New England’s newest and most picturesque road races. Race organizers are
hoping to build on the momentum of last year’s inaugural race, which
featured 1,000 runners and drew rave reviews from participants and spectators
The race, which begins and ends at the famous
Fisherman’s Memorial on the historic Gloucester waterfront, features a
relatively flat but challenging course that takes runners along one of New
England’s most picturesque seascapes ÛÓ including five miles of
The newcomer Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race
is the third of a three-race series of major coastal New England road races
held each August – the TD Bank Beach to Beacon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is Aug.
6, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race Aug. 14 on Cape Cod, and now the Run
Gloucester! on Aug. 21.
The Gloucester 7-Mile is viewed as a
celebration of the seaport city’s rich running culture while also
introducing many and re-acquainting others to the area’s stunning beauty.
Runners from as a far away as California and Kenya entered the 2010 race,
cheered on by spectators along the course.
Last year, a pair of elite runners
from Kenya, Lineth Chepkurui (37:23) and Alan Kiprono (32:54), took top honors.
The Gloucester 7-Mile also drew a top-notch contingent of Cape Ann runners,
including Matt Curran, 53, of Gloucester (41:26) who topped the men’s
field and Layne Alves, 30, of Rockport (44:58) who was the first local woman.
Proceeds from the
race benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association (GFAA).
GFAA raises funds for Gloucester High School
student-athletes, sports programs and facilities, and is a key supporter of the
renovation of Gloucester High’s Newell Stadium.
The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race ÛÓ
which also features a Kid’s Fun Run the morning of the race – was created
and is managed by DMSE Sports., Inc. whose founder, Dave McGillivray, also is
the longtime race director of the BAA Boston Marathon.
“This is the time of year when we start
looking forward to summer and thinking about our fitness goals,”
McGillivray said. “We’d like to encourage people to sign up and
commit to this race now, circle Aug. 21 on their calendars, set a goal and
start getting ready.”
McGillivray said DMSE will look at ways to
build on the success of last year’s inaugural race.
“For a first-time event, last
year’s Gloucester 7-Mile ran smoothly with great community support and a
strong group of volunteers,” he said. “We’re going to try to
build on that enthusiasm and support and make this one even better.”
who wish to be a race sponsor this year may contact Alan Steinberg,
Sponsor/Event Consultant at DMSE Sports, Inc., 561-676-3531 or by e-mailing him
Founded by McGillivray in 1981, DMSE Sports,
Inc. 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 events
throughout the world, including 23 Boston Marathons; the 2004 and 2008 USA
Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, the 1990 Triathlon World Championship,
the 1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. For more
info, visit www.dmsesports.com.