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Online Registration Now Open for 2012 Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race on Cape Ann in Massachusetts

Third annual scenic New England road race, organized by DMSE Sports, set for August 19

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Online registration is now underway for the third annual Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, one of New England’s most scenic road races set for Aug. 19 on Cape Ann.
Runners can register at www.rungloucester.com. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the famous Fisherman’s Memorial statue on the historic Gloucester waterfront and takes runners along over five miles of picturesque ocean views, through downtown and back to the memorial. Last year, Jacob Barnett (38:32) of Medford, Mass., and Kyle Linn MacQueen (42:59) of Boston won the men’s and women’s titles.
The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race is organized by Dave McGillivray, race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, and his team at DMSE, Inc. It is the third in a series of major New England road races in August – the TD Beach to Beacon in Maine (Aug. 4) and the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod (Aug. 12).
“We’re hoping runners who want to run all three races will put Gloucester on their schedule this summer. Run Gloucester is still the new guy on the block, so to speak, but as anyone who has run this flat, coastal course can tell you, it’s a real gem and stacks up in terms of beauty and ocean views,” McGillivray said.
The national running magazine Runner’s World last summer cited the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race as a destination race, noting its “million-dollar ocean views” and historic seaport charm. “If you’re looking to race to the sights, sounds and smells of the Atlantic, than Run Gloucester! delivers the coastal vibe – without the crushing crowds,” the article said.

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Early registration is encouraged at www.rungloucester.com. Also, for race updates and information, follow the race on Facebook and Twitter.
Volunteers are also needed on race day and to help promote the race in the Gloucester area and can sign up online or contact the race at info@rungloucester.com.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association (GFAA) which 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.
Founded by McGillivray in 1981, DMSE Sports, Inc. (www.dmsesports.com) 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 and currently manages more than 30 races per year, including the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race, Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 at Patriot Place – to name a few – and this year was named race director of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod.

Your Guide To 2011 Run Gloucester! Live Pictures, Video and Race Results

We will have race coverage and results throughout the day(but you probably already knew that) Smile

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Send in your iphone pics from 2011 RunGloucester! and we will Live Blog them on GMG (don’t forget to add your name so I can properly credit you

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Live Cut Bridge Webcam Race Day From The Start Via – the CutBridge.com

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Schedule of Events:

ABOUT RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 MILE ROAD RACE
Run Gloucester! weekend will offer a 7 mile road race and Kids’ race on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Registration and packet pickup will be available on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

  • BIB PICKUP AND REGISTRATION – 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at the Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Lesile O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. Parking is available at the High School for Bib Pickup,  Registration and the Race.
  • RUN GLOUCESTER 7-MILE ROAD RACE – 8:00 AM by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue.
  • KIDS’ RACE – 9:45 AM on the Gloucester High School Newell Stadium Field. Kids will run a variety of distances based on their age. There is no registration for the Kids’ race, just bring them by!
  • FINISH REFRESHMENTS & EXPO – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM along the canal next to Gloucester High School Newell Stadium.

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Race Course

DESCRIPTION
The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR THE
RACE IN PERSON.
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st FROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Pre-race photo from PattyKnaggs

The Longest Line pre race is for the port-a pottys

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Pre-Race from Donna Ardizzoni-

Live Pre-Race pic from NoShoBikeShark

Lara Wosepka & Esther Vanier Ready To Crush The Course!

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The Lead Pack Passes By Captain Joe & Sons-

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Joe Sans

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Donny Riley and Roger Cressey

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THE MRS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!!!!

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George Sibley

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The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Patty Knaggs  iPhone Video From The start-

Race Results

click picture for entire sortable race results from coolrunnings

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2011 Run Gloucester! First Place Jacob Barnett

Gloucester's Noah Mondello 16th Overall

Layce Alves Wizzes By 18th Overall 3rd Woman Finisher

Video- 2011 Run Gloucester! Live From Good Morning Gloucester

The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Your Guide To 2011 Run Gloucester! Live Pictures, Video and Race Results

We will have race coverage and results throughout the day(but you probably already knew that) Smile

Click on photo to view Slide_Show


Send in your iphone pics from 2011 RunGloucester! and we will Live Blog them on GMG (don’t forget to add your name so I can properly credit you

goodmorninggloucester at yahoo dot com

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Live Cut Bridge Webcam Race Day From The Start Via – the CutBridge.com

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Schedule of Events:

ABOUT RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 MILE ROAD RACE
Run Gloucester! weekend will offer a 7 mile road race and Kids’ race on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Registration and packet pickup will be available on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

  • BIB PICKUP AND REGISTRATION – 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at the Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Lesile O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. Parking is available at the High School for Bib Pickup,  Registration and the Race.
  • RUN GLOUCESTER 7-MILE ROAD RACE – 8:00 AM by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue.
  • KIDS’ RACE – 9:45 AM on the Gloucester High School Newell Stadium Field. Kids will run a variety of distances based on their age. There is no registration for the Kids’ race, just bring them by!
  • FINISH REFRESHMENTS & EXPO – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM along the canal next to Gloucester High School Newell Stadium.

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Race Course

DESCRIPTION
The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR THE
RACE IN PERSON.
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st FROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Pre-race photo from PattyKnaggs

The Longest Line pre race is for the port-a pottys

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Pre-Race from Donna Ardizzoni-

Live Pre-Race pic from NoShoBikeShark

Lara Wosepka & Esther Vanier Ready To Crush The Course!

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The Lead Pack Passes By Captain Joe & Sons-

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Joe Sans

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Donny Riley and Roger Cressey

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THE MRS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!!!!

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George Sibley

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The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Patty Knaggs  iPhone Video From The start-

Race Results

click picture for entire sortable race results from coolrunnings

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2011 Run Gloucester! First Place Jacob Barnett

 

Gloucester's Noah Mondello 16th Overall

 

Layce Alves Wizzes By 18th Overall 3rd Woman Finisher

Online Registration for this Sunday’s Run Gloucester Open Until Noon Tomorrow (Friday) at www.rungloucester.com

Late Registration at Gloucester High School Saturday and Sunday

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 18, 2011) –  There’s still time to sign up for this Sunday’s Run Gloucester! 7-Mile race as online registration at www.rungloucester.com will remain open until noon on Friday.

“Online registration is easier and a little cheaper,” said race organizer Dave McGillivray, who is also race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine and about 30 other major events throughout the U.S. and the world. 

If you miss online registration, however, McGillivray says late registration will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the same time as bib pick up 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. Online registration is $35, late registration is $40.

New this year, a Road Runner Club of America Expo with vendors will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Race day parking will be available at Gloucester High School and at Stage Fort Park.

Proceeds from the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile (www.rungloucester.com) will benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association which 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.

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 1998Goodwill Games Triathlon, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. For more info, visit www.dmsesports.com.

Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race Needs Volunteers

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 1, 2011) – Volunteers are needed for race weekend for the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, set for Aug. 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
http://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 out to runners throughout the region about this beautiful road 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, TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine, Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Race,
Harvard Pilgrim 10K at Patriot Place and others.

In addition to volunteering, Gloucester area runners are encouraged to register in advance at http://www.rungloucester.com.
Registration for the race and bib pick-up will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at Gloucester High
School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Race day registration is available from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at the high school.

New this year, the Road Runner Club of America Expo which will be held Sat., Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 8-11 a.m.

Race day parking will be available at Gloucester High School and at Stage Fort Park. Race
organizers are encouraging runners who pick up their numbers or register for the race at the high school on Sat., Aug. 20 to park at Stage Fort Park on race day, and those picking up or registering for the race on race day to park at Gloucester High School.

Proceeds from the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile will benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic
Association, which 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.

Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race Featured in Runner’s World Magazine “Races + Places” as a Destination Race

Registration for stunning seaside road race in Cape Ann, Mass., continues at www.rungloucester.com

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (July 25, 2011) – The upcoming Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race was featured this month in Runner’s World, a national running magazine, as a destination race noted for its “million-dollar ocean views” and historic seaport charm.

The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, beginning and ending at the famous Fishermen’s Memorial Statue in Gloucester, Mass., the nation’s oldest seaport. The race debuted last year with almost 1,000 runners, capturing the attention of Runner’s World.

Author Jon Marcus, who ran the course, referenced the “narrow streets with tightly packed homes of fishing families” and “breathtaking coastline” – including five miles of unimpeded ocean views.

“If you’re looking to race to the sights, sounds and smells of the Atlantic, than Run Gloucester! delivers the coastal vibe – without the crushing crowds,” Marcus wrote.

Registration for the race in ongoing at www.rungloucester.com, and to receive updates on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/RunGloucester

The race benefits the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association’s fundraising efforts for the Newell Stadium Renewal Project, which is progressing and on schedule, according to Dick Wilson of the GFAA.

“The financing for the projected $3.5 million dollar project is nearly two-thirds complete with field soil tests taking place in order to secure more accurate bid specs,” Wilson said. “This will all be completed by October and the financing in place by December, so we are very pleased and optimistic, and grateful to the race and other donors for their help to make this important project a reality.”

For additional information on the stadium project, including a history and ways to donate, visit http://www.gloucesterathletics.com/newell_stadium/.

“It’s a great cause and a great course – so we’re optimistic the Cape Ann community will come out and support the race and run on Aug. 21,” said Race Director Dave McGillivray, whose firm DMSE Sports also directs the BAA Boston Marathon, the sold out TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine and the recent Harvard Pilgrim 10K at Patriot Place.

The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race also features a Kid’s Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. the morning of the race at the Newell Stadium field at Gloucester High School. Bib number pick-up for registered runners will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the high school, and the morning of the race from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at the high school. For additional runner information, go to the “schedule of events” page on the http://www.rungloucester.com website.

A Road Runners Club of America Expo will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on race day, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 11a.m. by Gloucester High School Newell Stadium along the canal. Vendors include the National Running Center, Greater Boston Running Co., Racewire, Wicked Running Club, B Positive Project, Cape Ann Brewery (who will be passing out samples to those 21 and over on Sunday), End of Summer Classic, Kettlebell Training for Runners, Hint Water, Leukemia Team in Training and the Road Runners Club of America.

This year’s sponsors include the Gloucester Times, North Shore 104.9 and Addison Gilbert Hospital. For additional information on this year’s race, visit the race website at www.rungloucester.com.

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; 13 TD Bank Beach to Beacons, 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.

Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race Organized by Boston Marathon’s Dave McGillivray

Registration continues at www.rungloucester.com for Aug. 21 road race along ocean in historic Cape Ann

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Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray says runners who participate in this year’s Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race on Sunday, August 21 will enjoy one of the most scenic road races in the country – with more than five miles of ocean views in New England’s most famous seaport.

“It’s one of the most picturesque race we manage, just spectacular scenery nearly every step of the way,” said McGillivray, whose firm DMSE Sports directs the BAA Boston Marathon, the upcoming July 4 Harvard Pilgrim 10K at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass., the sold out TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine and the recent Run for the Dream Half and 8K in Williamsburg, Va.

Registration for the race, created by DMSE Sports and now in its second year, is ongoing at www.rungloucester.com.

McGillivray, who ran across the U.S. for charity – twice – and manages more than 30 races a year, recently shared some thoughts about Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, his work and the value of running.  [He also spoke recently about the race on this brief video posted today on You Tube: http://youtu.be/F-WwpQa0978.]

Q: What are your thoughts heading into the second year of the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile

Road Race?

A: I feel like we had a successful inaugural race, lots of positive comments from runners, strong support from the town, almost 1,000 runners taking part. Now we’re trying to build on that success to establish this road race as a real can’t miss event for runners across New England.

Q: How did you end up creating a new road race in Gloucester in the first place?

A: We wanted to produce a new DMSE-owned event, looked at the August race calendar with the TD Bank Beach to Beacon followed by the Falmouth Road Race, and decided it would be unique to add a third major seaside road race. We looked for a coastal town and it was DMSE’s Ron Kramer who came up with Gloucester. Ron showed the course to me and I knew right there we had the makings for something special.

Q: How does managing an event like this one stack up against something like the Boston Marathon?

A: Although Boston is a major event, given the experience of the staff, the Organizing Committee and all the volunteers, and the number of years we’ve been doing it, it isn’t overly difficult to organize. It’s just a lot of work. Creating first time events can be a greater challenge, that is, producing an event from scratch, from nothing. I was pretty anxious to get the first year over with. Now we have a better sense of what we’ve got and it’s a great race.

Q: How has the Gloucester community been in its support of the race?

A: The community was and continues to be very supportive of the race, which is the most important ingredient for a successful race.  
Q: What is the best way to prepare for a race like the Run Gloucester?

A: Probably no different than most, just make sure you are at a fitness level where you can cover the 7-mile distance. 
Q: Do you suggest running every day to get ready or several times a week?

A:  Depends on initial fitness level, however, consistency is key so running at least five days a week is recommended. Simply put, anyone training for the race should set a goal, develop a plan to reach that goal and then stick with it.
Q: What are the advantages to a course like Gloucester?

A: The Gloucester course is a rolling, loop course with incredible, inspiring ocean views.  It doesn’t get any better than this course.

Q: What is the best part of the course, in your opinion?

A: The start and finish by the Fisherman’s Memorial at statue and of course the sections with ocean views. 
Q: Will there be prize money this year?

A:  Yes, to be determined.
Q: Does the race need volunteers and if so, in what areas?

A: Yes, the race welcomes anyone willing to volunteer. Go to our website at www.rungloucester.com and sign up!
Q: Were there spectators along the course last year?

A:  Yes, many residents came out of their homes to cheer on the runners and the start / finish line was crowded with family and friends. It was really amazing.
Q: How is this year shaping up – anything new?

A: Registration continues online at www.rungloucester.com – we’re hoping more folks from nearby towns come over to Gloucester to run this course. We’re trying to improve upon last year’s success. 
Q: What motivates you to run in a race – any suggestions for folks considering Gloucester?

A:  Running helps raise self-esteem and self-confidence in everyone who engages in it.  I began running when I was 12 when I didn’t make the basketball team – haven’t stopped since – it’s been a very fulfilling part of my life.  
Q: What will the race beneficiary – the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association (GFAA). – do with the money it receives, if you know?

A:  Funds raised by the GFAA will be used to help finance the refurbishing of Newall Stadium. It’s a great organization and very deserving.

Q: What is the long-term goal/vision for the Run Gloucester event?

A:  Ideally, we want this race to become the last leg of a major, national-class, three-race Triple Crown summer series here in New England.

Q: If you can get one thing right when directing a race, above all else, what would that be?

A:  It’s all about the course, getting the course right…runner friendly, minimize local impact, involve community, aesthetically appealing, not too complex to manage or for the runners to negotiate.

Q: How do you know, what are the clues, that an event has been a success?

A:  The immediate positive comments from runners are a sure sign, plus positive comments from the local community. We received a lot of positive feedback our first year, so we’re looking to replicate that on Aug. 21.   

Q: You’ve run a lot of different marathons and road races in your career on courses throughout the U.S. and around the world, how does this course stack up and what aspects of the course stand out?

A: The out-and-back layout of the course is so convenient, plus it’s a relatively flat, rolling course with these beautiful ocean views that just can’t be found at many other races anywhere.

Q: Some of the views along the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race course are just breathtaking. In your experience, does the beauty of a course matter to runners?

A: Is it critical? Maybe not. But I think it certainly enhances the whole experience. I think a lot of runners will tell you when they’re out there pushing their body, part of the exhilaration and motivation comes from their surroundings. That’s why runners seek out scenic spots to train. Who doesn’t like the idea of running along the ocean?

Q: Anything else about the race you’d like to share?

A: Hoping everyone who loves running as I do signs up at www.rungloucester.com
The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race also features a Kid’s Fun Run the morning of the race. This year’s sponsors include the Gloucester Times, North Shore 104.9 and Addison Gilbert Hospital. Others 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 at alan@dmsesports.com.

For additional information on this year’s race, visit the race website at www.rungloucester.com. Also, find the race on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RunGloucester

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; 13 TD Bank Beach to Beacons, 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.

Dave McGillivray

Run Gloucester 2011 Preview

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Race Course

The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

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Online Registration Now Open for Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race

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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 alike.

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 – including five miles of ocean views.

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). The 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 – 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.”

Businesses 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 at alan@dmsesports.com.

For additional information on this year’s race, visit the race website at www.rungloucester.com. Also, find the race on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RunGloucester

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

Run Gloucester 7 Miler This Morning And We Got Thom Falzarano On The Lead Time Truck!

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Here are the results. Check Back here often for a ton of race coverage!

Check out the Run Gloucester Web page featuring all photos from your boy Joey :)

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Top Gloucester Finishers-

9     2/ 96 M4049 36:22  5:12 Joseph Koech   41 M  713 Gloucester MA
20    1/ 48 M5059 41:26  5:56 Matthew Curran 53 M    778 Gloucester MA
29    1/ 9 M0119 43:34  6:14 Noah Mondello   15 M    876 Gloucester MA
30   13/ 66 M2029 43:45 6:15 Sean Anastasia-Murphy 26 M 500 Gloucester MA
33    15/ 66 M2029 44:07 6:18 Ryan Sawyer 22 M    640 Gloucester MA
41     6/119 M3039   45:07  6:27 David Cluett 36 M  842 Gloucester MA
53     6/115 F2029   46:12 6:36 Catrina Tuormina 29 F 896 Gloucester MA
58    12/119 M3039  46:40 6:40 Kevin Littman 39 M 668 Gloucester MA
82    17/ 96 M4049   49:01 7:01 David Geary 44 M   583 Gloucester MA
90    3/ 48 M5059   49:33 7:04 Glenn Simm 51 M  717 Gloucester MA
100    23/119 M3039 50:50 7:14 Nathan Spencer 36 M  468 Gloucester MA
121    4/ 48 M5059 52:08  7:27 Don Riley  56 M  853 Gloucester MA
127   31/ 66 M2029 52:43 7:30 Kevin Geisel  21 M  477 Gloucester MA
131    33/ 66 M2029 52:54 7:32 Sam Bourneuf 23 M 835 Gloucester MA
139   8/155 F3039  53:01 7:34 Lauren Goorno 36 F  800 Gloucester MA
145  3/ 52 F5059  53:26  7:38 Kathleen Keiley  51 F 50 Gloucester MA   
146     5/ 48 M5059   53:30 7:38 Tom Amend 54 M    570 Gloucester MA
 157     54:44   53:45  7:41 Martin Herlt    M    983 Gloucester MA
159  11/155 F3039 53:59  7:43 Meghan Dancer 35 F    219 Gloucester MA
162    34/119 M3039  54:04 7:43 Stephen Buckley 39 M    700 Gloucester MA
163   1/ 12 F0119  54:09  7:44 Cecily Francis 16 F    667 Gloucester MA
169  14/115 F2029 54:27  7:45 Katie Hand 21 F    824 Gloucester MA
173  39/ 96 M4049  54:45 7:47 Michael Oliver 40 M   280 Gloucester MA
176  40/ 96 M4049  54:29 7:47 Joe Sanfilippo 43 M 817 Gloucester MA
187  11/107 F4049  54:55  7:51 Deb Tupper 45 F  970 Rockport MA 

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 195 43/ 96 M4049   55:44 7:53 Ken Tashjy 49 M    435 Gloucester MA
196  12/107 F4049  55:10  7:53 Judy Destino 49 F 68 Gloucester MA
255  49/119 M3039 57:20  8:12 Jamie Marshall 37 M  939 Gloucester MA
490  81/155 F3039 1:05:43  9:24 Jill Ciaramitaro 34 F 810 Hamilton MA