7-Mile Road Race Needs Volunteers
Volunteers can sign
up online at www.rungloucester.com/volunteer
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 3, 2011)
ÛÓ Volunteers are needed for the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race,
set for Sunday, August 21 on scenic Cape Ann.
“We need volunteers to help out with
registration, water stations, parking, course monitoring, and various other
assignments,” said Diane Anderson, volunteer coordinator for the race.
Volunteers can sign up online at the race
website by going to the volunteer page at www.rungloucester.com/volunteer.
Race officials say all are welcome, no previous experience is necessary and
that volunteering is best when it’s done with friends and family.
“We also need volunteers to help us get
the word to runners throughout the region out about this 2nd-year
race here in Gloucester,” she added.
With five miles of ocean views, Run
Gloucester! is an excellent way to visit and see the history and seascapes of
historic Cape Ann. This is the second year for the race, which was created by
Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports, Inc., who also serves as race director of the
BAA Boston Marathon and the popular TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine.
Other Race News
New this year, a Road Runner Club of America
Expo with vendors will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Sunday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
If interested in running the race, online
registration before the race is encouraged at www.rungloucester.com.
Online registration will end at noon on Friday, Aug. 19.
Bib pick-up and late registration will be
held Sat., Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloucester High School. Although
not encouraged, bib pick-up and late registration will also be held race day
from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at the high school.
Proceeds from the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile will
benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic
Association which raises funds for Gloucester
School student-athletes, sports programs and facilities, and is a key
supporter of the renovation of Gloucester High’s Newell Stadium.
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 24 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.