Dave McGillivray, Race Director
Dave has served as the director of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race since 2012. Aside from his official title as director, Dave is also a prominent philanthropist, author, and motivational speaker, as well as an accomplished athlete. In 1981, Dave founded Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. (DMSE), a firm that manages mass participatory road race events, including the Boston Marathon. He has also co-authored a book entitled "The Last Pick", which chronicles his childhood as the last pick for team sports due to his small stature. The purpose of his book is to encourage readers to never underestimate their own ability, a message Dave also aims to convey in his motivational speeches.
His passion for running has extended beyond his professional life into his philanthropic endeavors. In 1978, Dave ran a total distance of 3,452 miles—from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts. His efforts raised thousands of dollars for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Another of Dave’s notable charitable athletic achievements occurred in 1982, when he raised $10,000 for the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA, by running the Boston Marathon in 3:14 while blindfolded. To date, Dave has logged over 150,000 miles, chanelling his love of running to raise millions of dollars for those in need.
Jennifer Edwards, General Manager
Jennifer has worked as part of the Falmouth Road Race team since 2011 after running in and volunteering for the event for several years. She is a consultant for Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. (DMSE). A graduate of UMASS Amherst with a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, she worked in the healthcare field for over 15 years before transitioning to the running industry. A former high school track and XC runner, she enjoyed coaching high school athletes in later years. Jennifer is an active member of the community serving on the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce board of directors and as a member of the Falmouth Walk Committee. She enjoys all aspects of life in Falmouth with her 13-year old son.
Matt Auger, Race Operations Manager
Matt began his involvement with the Falmouth Road Race in 1990 as an office staff member. Currently, Matt serves as the Race Operations Manager, as well as the Elite Athlete Program Manager. He also helps to produce road races across the country for Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. (DMSE Inc.) and the ZOOMA Women’s Half Marathon Series. Matt holds a Masters in Education, and was a former second grade teacher. He is a Falmouth native, and he and his wife, Eilis, who is a former office staff member, have two children together. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys running and training for races.
Megan Faulkner, Expo Manager
Megan has worked with the New Balance Falmouth Road Race as the Health & Fitness Expo Manager since 2012. Having previously worked for New Seabury, Megan holds over 20 years of experience in event planning and business. As a Falmouth native, Megan is actively involved the community, and enjoys volunteering at her daughters’ schools. Megan’s husband and two daughters also share her love of service and the Falmouth Road Race, and are frequent volunteers and runners of the race.
Nicole Spencer, Volunteer Manager
Nicole began working as the race Volunteer Manager in 2014. She also captains one of its Numbers for Nonprofits teams, Heroes in Transition, and serves as the Director of Development for this organization. Outside of the office, Nicole is an avid runner, and her passion extends into her business, In Motion Training—a company that provides coaching, training and support to runners of all abilities. Nicole is based in Mashpee, where she lives with her husband and three children. She feels privileged to work with highly motivated and enthusiastic NBFRR team members, who also value running and overall fitness.
Christine Frazier, Sponsorship Manager
Christine grew up in Falmouth and ran her first Falmouth Road Race in 1974 at 9 years old as part of the girls Falmouth Track Club. Christine was elected to the FRR, Inc. Board of Directors in 2010, and served as its President in 2011. In 2012, Christine resigned from the board to oversee sponsorships for the race. Her career has included several management positions in the branded footwear industry, and she has held the Director of Sales and Marketing position at Pinehills Golf Club since 2002. Christine is thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic team that gives back so much to the town of Falmouth.
Barbara Huebner, Media Manager
Barbara has worked as a news editor and sports journalist with the Boston Globe. In her 19 years at the Globe, Barbara supervised coverage of the 100th Boston Marathon and covered three Olympics—ideal rehearsal for becoming a freelance media consultant and Media Manager of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. A native Cheesehead, she refuses to apologize for being a Green Bay Packers fan, but has otherwise embraced all things New England, including a love of running and its great tradition here. She still drinks morning coffee from her favorite 1993 Falmouth mug.
Stacey Hedman, Social Media Specialist
Stacey is a 7th generation Cape Codder from Barnstable. She has run the Falmouth Road Race about a dozen times, completed three marathons, and maintains a local running blog at CapeCodRunner.com. When not in the office, Stacey can be found photographing weddings, exploring yet another handmade project, or romping the Cape beaches with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Mary Kate Morrissey, Special Projects Coordinator
Mary Kate, our Special Projects Coordinator, is a rising junior at Providence College studying Psychology with a minor in Business Studies. In high school, she was a competitive cross country runner at Newton Country Day School and has enjoyed competing in triathlons since age 7, most recently at the ITU World Triathlon in London, England. Mary Kate was raised in her hometown of Canton, MA and enjoys summering in Falmouth. She loves being a part of Team Falmouth!
Abby Pokraka, Intern
Abby has been part of the Falmouth Road Race since she was born. In 1996, she watched her grandfather, Ron, one of the “Falmouth Five”, run his 24th consecutive Falmouth Road Race at the age of 3 months old, and has never missed a race since. Over the years, she has volunteered for both the Falmouth Road Race and Cape Cod Marathon. Abby received the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. scholarship in 2014 and put it toward enrollment at the University of New Hampshire, where she will be entering her junior year as a Political Science major in the fall. In her spare time, she can be found reading at the beach or dancing with the UNH Ballet Company. Abby ran her first Falmouth Road Race in 2015 and plans to run many more with the avid runners in her family.
Rachel Foley, Elite Athlete Support
Growing up in Falmouth, Rachel has enjoyed volunteering for and watching the Falmouth Road Race for many years before finally running the race in 2015. A rising Junior at Elon University in North Carolina, she is pursuing a degree in Media Analytics with a minor in Sociology and is the host of campus favorite entertainment talk show, ETalk. When Rachel is not at work, she can be found at the beach or playing with her two Goldendoodle dogs. She is excited to follow in her older brother Nick’s footsteps this summer as the second Foley sibling to work for the race.