At tomorrow’s pre-game ceremony for the Red Sox game against the Rangers (August 14, 2008), a familiar face to the running community is going to be in evidence. Dave McGillivray will be finishing a 54 mile run with a lap around the infield at Fenway park, celebrating both his 54th birthday and the 30th anniversary of his trek across the country. Both the event 30 years ago and tomorrow’s event raised money for the Jimmy Fund, which Dave has continued to support in the intervening years with multiple fund raising events.

In 1968, Dave ran 3,452 miles in 80 days, running between 40 and 50 miles each day. Here are some clips of his entrance into Fenway 30 years ago, as well as some of Dave’s thoughts on what he has accomplished since then:

For more information about the opening ceremonies, the Jimmy Fund, or Dave’s exploits over the last 30 years, visit DMSE Sports, which is also the source for the above video.