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Posted: July 21, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: DMSE Sports Season Is Off And Running - Mcgillivray Team Manages Five World-Class Events In Three States

July 20, 2009 - (North Andover, Mass.) DMSE Sports produced five world class sporting events across three states from June 7th to July 4th. More than 23,000 people participated in the Vision 5K, Rhody 5K, Bellin Run 10K, NStar's Walk for Children's Hospital Boston and the North Andover 4th of July 10K Road Race. The five events raised more than $1.6 million dollars for charity. DMSE has 11 events left to manage and execute in their very busy calendar.

"The team is amazing," says Dave McGillivray, founder and president of DMSE Sports, Inc. "They worked tirelessly and successfully to produce five large scale events in three states in the month of June. I'm honored to work with such an incredibly professional and dedicated race management team. They produce the best possible events for our sponsors and the charities who benefit from each of these events."

Starting the season with a full schedule and such challenging logistics shows that DMSE is up to any challenge. Providing their clients with the conduit to raise millions of dollars for worthy charities shows that these events mean much more than competition and camaraderie among participants. They raise significant money and awareness for so many worthwhile causes.

The Seventh Annual Vision 5K, National Championship of the US Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), set off at Boston College on June 7th. The Vision 5K is organized and benefits four organizations that serve the blind and visually impaired agencies. The Carroll Center for the Blind, Massachusetts Association for the Blind Community Services, National Braille Press, and Perkins School for the Blind raised over $75,000. The race included many sighted and blind runners as well as a blindfold challenge for sighted runners to experience running blind.

The 10th Annual Rhody 5K at Twin River in Lincoln, Rhode Island on June 7th, was part of the 5K USATF New England Grand Prix Championship series. The race raised over $62,000 for the Tomorrow Fund, Lincoln Days Committee and Twin River Greyhound Adoption Program.

On June 13th 16,746 runners had a beautiful day for the 33rd running of the Bellin Run, a 10K in Green Bay Wisconsin. 2009 marked the largest field ever for the Bellin and makes the race the 4th largest timed 10K in the country. This truly community event had over 1,000 children in the Kids K on Friday night.

NSTAR's Walk for Children's Hospital on June 14th at the DCR Hatch Shell in Boston, Massachusetts, raised over $1.3 million dollars for Children's Hospital Boston. Though a rainy day, over 4,500 registered walkers took on the 2 mile and 7 mile distances. Children's Hospital Boston is one of the countries leading pediatric care facilities. The annual event is one of the largest fundraisers for the hospital.

North Andover, Massachusetts kicked off their annual July 4th celebration with the return of the North Andover 4th of July 10K Road after a 3 year hiatus. Over 1,000 participants took to the roads that morning in 10K, 5K and kid’s 2K events. The race was produced with the Merrimac Valley Striders and the Town of North Andover. 100 youngsters also participated in a series of kid's events to finish up the race activities.

DMSE Sports' 2009 season continues with 11 more events in 4 different states. Highlights of the rest of the season include the 12th Annual TD BankNorth Beach to Beacon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on August 1st, the 21st Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk from Hopkinton to Boston, MA on September 13, the 9th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon in Boston, MA on October 11, the 4th Annual Denver Marathon in Denver, CO on October 18th and the 1st Annual Women's Running Magazine Women's Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 22.

Upcoming Events 
July 26th -- Camp Harbor View Harborthon 5K – Long Island, Boston, MA
August 1st --TD BankNorth Beach to Beacon --Cape Elizabeth, ME
September 13th --Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk --Hopkinton to Boston, MA
September 26th --Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure --Boston, MA
October 4th --The Walk: Hasboro Children's Hospital --Providence, RI
October 4th --Hike for Hope --North Andover, MA 
October 11th --B.A.A. Half Marathon --Boston, MA
October 18th --Denver Marathon --Denver, CO
November 7th --Run for All Ages --Wakefield, MA
November 22nd --Women;s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon --St. Petersburg, FL
November 26th --Feaster Five Road Race --North Andover, MA 

DMSE Sports, Inc., founded in 1981, is an event management company specializing in the creation, marketing and production of mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more than two decades DMSE Sports has produced or consulted on more than 750 events worldwide. Dave McGillivray, president of DMSE and his team of consultants have directed some of the most technically challenging and high profile road races and charitable sporting events in the nation. For more information about DMSE Sports, Inc. visit

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