Dave is a small kid who wants more than anything to be aprofessional athlete. But there’s a problem. You have to be tall toplay basketball and big to play football. And Dave? He’s little.
Dream Big is a touching story of rejection, determination, abeloved Grandpa, a Boston Marathon attempt, a Boston Marathonfailure, and the good advice that finally got him to the finish line!
“Don’t let any challenges you have hold you back!”
Actor, film producer
“Dave’s story is an inspiration to us all!”
the New England Patriots
“Dave McGillivray’s life story, fueled by running, inspires us to reach new heights and follow our passions.”
Mayor of Boston
“Dream Big is an amazing story of one
little boy’s dream to be successful. Not only did he become successful himself, he has motivated and challenged thousands more to dare to dream and dare to make those dreams come true!”
Sunita Lyn “Suni” Williams
Astronaut, & United States Navy Officer
“A compelling tale that will move everyone
to chase any big dream in their heart, no
matter how unlikely success seems.”
journalist, motivational speaker,
“We are not defined by our size or any challenge or limitation. Who we truly are is who we choose to be. This book is proof that Dave’s life
and story are an inspiration!”
Actor, star of Rudy, a
movie about an athlete who was told he was too small to play college football
In addition to running 3,452 miles across the United States in 1978 to raise money for The Jimmy Fund of Boston, Dave has run in every Boston Marathon for the past 45 years and has completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championship nine times. He is the president of DMSE Sports, Inc., an event management company that has produced or consulted on more than 1,000 races around the country and the world. Dave was named by Runner’s World Magazine as one of the top 50 most influential people in running.