Dave McGillivray inducted into Medford High School’s Mustang Hall Of Fame

November 21, 2023

Gillivray’s alma mater marks his contributions to his hometown and beyond alongside other notable alumni

BOSTON, Mass. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – In a ceremony honoring and recognizing former exceptional athletes, coaches and community leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the Medford High School Athletics, Dave McGillivray was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame on Sunday. The Boston running legend was a member of the track and field team during his time at Medford High, which would lay the foundation for his lifetime of running achievements. He was also valedictorian of his graduating class in 1972.

“I hope that students in Medford see a lesson in my story: to never quit, never give up. Follow your passion, follow your heart. You will arrive. It’s never too late. With this recognition, I feel I’ve finally just arrived myself,” said McGillivray. “This special honor means so much to me, as my connection to my hometown and my alma mater feels as strong as ever. I am so grateful to the Medford Mustang Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Congratulations to all the other inductees!”

McGillivray was introduced by his son Luke McGillivray, who is already an accomplished high school athlete and following in his father’s footsteps. This was the first ceremony held since the pandemic, and nearly 20 people were honored during the event. The list of inductees included distinguished alumni, athletes, coaches and varsity teams.

McGillivray has been inducted into a variety of Halls of Fame, including the Bay State Games Hall of Fame, USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, the Running USA Hall of Champions and the Road Runners Club of America Long Distance Running Hall of Fame.

Other accolades earned by McGillivray include the Road Race Management’s Race Director of the Year award, Runner’s World Heroes of Running Award, MarathonFoto Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award, the Fleet Feet Lifetime Commitment to Running Award, the Ron Burton Community Service Award, the Runner’s World Hero of Running award, the Old North Church Third Lantern Award and the “Jimmy Award” by the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for 30 years of contributing time and expertise to help raise millions for cancer research and treatment. He was named to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s 2011 100 list and Runner’s World’s 50 Most Influential People in Running list.

For more information on Dave McGillivray, visit www.davemcgillivray.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Running legend Dave McGillivray has increased the self-esteem of millions of people through his work as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, and athlete. Dave is best known for his athletic feats including his 80-day trek across the United States, running the 3,452 miles from Medford, Ore., to Medford, Mass. in the summer of 1978 to benefit the Jimmy Fund. In addition, he’s received great acclaim for directing or consulting on more than 1,400 events throughout the world including the Boston Marathon, the Olympic Marathon trials, and the Olympic Games. For more information on Dave McGillivray, visit www.davemcgillivray.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.