Forty-one years ago, Dave McGillivray completed his historic race across the U.S. for the Jimmy Fund. His race ended in Fenway Park in Boston, and now he organizes a yearly marathon inside the stadium. McGillivray’s accomplishments as a distance runner and race organizer are unparalleled, and now he’s stepping into the writing world.
Dave Mcgillivray, Author of Running across America, Image Via CBS Boston
McGillivray’s new book, Running Across America, tells the story of his run from Medford, Oregon to Medford, Massachusetts. In an interview at the book’s launch, McGillivray said:
Fittingly, McGillivray launched the book at Fenway Park, the endpoint of his historic run. In keeping with McGillivray’s charitable spirit, proceeds from the book’s sales go directly to the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation Inc. and the Jimmy Fund.
In addition to launching Running Across America, McGillivray is also renewing his dream big challenge. Kids who read 26 books, run 26 miles, and do 26 random acts of kindness will receive a “dream big medal” from the man himself.
Running Across America officially releases nationwide on September 10th, but it’s already available for preorder right now!
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