Published: Oct. 18, 2019

by Dave McGillivray and Nancy Feehrer (MEdu'92)
(Nomad Press, 32 pages; 2019)

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Dream Big CoverHave you ever had a dream? How did you make that dream come true?

Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, had a dream when he was a kid—to be a star athlete. There was one problem—you have to be big to play sports, but Dave was small!

In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, Dave tells the true story of how he turns to running, because you don’t have to be big to be a marathon runner. But you do need to train. And Dave doesn’t do much training before he crosses his first starting line of the Boston Marathon. Which is probably why he doesn’t quite cross the finish line on his first attempt at the famous race. But his Grandpa believes in him, and that’s enough to make Dave train hard for the next Boston Marathon. But will his Grandpa be there to see him succeed?

An inspiring true story about passion, grief, and determination from Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon and world-renowned athlete, entrepreneur, speaker, and philanthropist.