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Contact: Linda Fechter
NEW DENVER MARATHON WITH A BOSTON ACCENT
BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TO DIRECT NEW RACE
DENVER, CO (August 19, 2005) – Run Denver, LLC, the Official Management
Company of the new Denver Marathon TM, has named BAA Boston Marathon Race
Director Dave McGillivray as its Race Director. McGillivray, world renowned
for directing sporting events from Maine to Florida is known for his
operational expertise, attention to detail and creativity. McGillivray has
been directing the prestigious Boston Marathon for the past 18 years. He
will be leading an all-star management team to build an outstanding race in
Denver that establishes a legacy of economic and social vitality for the
metro Denver area.
"Even in these early stages, I am overwhelmed by the collaborative effort
of the City and its various agencies. It's a personal thrill for me to
direct a marathon in Colorado, a state with incredible scenery that
provided me with wonderful memories as I ran through it as part of my solo
cross country run in 1978, and then again in 2004 as part of a relay team,"
said McGillivray. "We plan to create a spectacular race for the runners and
their families…one that will become an annual tradition."
The inaugural race is scheduled for October 15th, 2006 and will offer
runners the opportunity to participate in a Marathon, Half-Marathon, or a
4-person Marathon Relay. The Denver Marathon course will start and finish
in the downtown area and run through Denver’s most-scenic parks creating a
community-wide festival atmosphere.
"We are very proud and honored to welcome Dave McGillivray to our team to
firmly establish a major marathon in Denver," said Anton Villatoro,
President of Run Denver, LLC; former Olympic and Professional Cyclist
alongside U.S. Postal Service teammate Lance Armstrong; and a University of
Colorado graduate. "Denver has so much to offer," says Villatoro. "With the
management team we currently have in place I believe the City will be the
true winner of this race."
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About Run Denver, LLC
Run Denver, LLC is the Official Management Company of the new Denver
Marathon TM, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Experience Sports, LLC – a
Boston-based Sports Marketing and Management Company. Experience Sports,
LLC acquired the exclusive marketing, media, and production rights to the
Denver Marathon TM in January, 2005 and established Run Denver, LLC to
develop an annual marathon and half marathon distance running event that
will bring great economic and social vitality to the metro Denver area,
business opportunity to corporate sponsors, and a world-class running
experience to the Denver community. For more information, please visit
About Dave McGillivray
Dave McGillivray is President and Founder of Dave McGillivray Sports
Enterprises, Inc. – "DMSE" (www.dmsesports.com), founded in 1981, is an
event management company specializing in creating, marketing and producing
mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad.
McGillivray has received Competitor magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award
for his more than 20 years of service to the sport of road racing and
triathlons, and he has earned the title of Race Director of the Year ,
awarded by the running industry's Road Race Management, Inc. In April 2004,
McGillivray also directed the U.S. Women's Marathon Olympic Trials in St.