Live Chat with the Boston Marathon Race Director

The interactive video chat will focus on running tips and marathon questions.

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Boston Marathon image via John Kropewnicki /

Whether you’re running the marathon this year or lacing up for your first 5K, there’s probably a ton of questions going through your head. What should I bring? What should I wear? How do I stay motivated? How can I simply run better? In order to raise money for the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, Boston Marathon race director and endurance running veteran, Dave McGillivray, is hosting a live interactive video chat Friday, April 4 for running enthusiasts.

McGillivray, who has finished 130 marathons and several triathlons, in addition to running across the U.S. to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1978, will share his experiences from some of his most impressive races and provide insight on how to be an effective runner. He’ll also be sharing tips about making the most out of your participation in any organized running event. (And just like any live chat, you never know who will ask what or what you’ll get to hear.)

The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation invests in education, athletics, and community in honor of 7-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The organization honors Martin’s message of ““No More Hurting People – Peace.”

A donation of any size to the foundation gains the contributor entry into the video chat. The chat begins at noon and you can already submit questions. To joint the chat and donate to the cause, click here.