Community RelationsThe community relations team at the GDTC was formed in 2012 in order to create an organized outreach to the Greater Derry area.  Some of our activities include:

Charitable Contributions
The GDTC has donated funds and materials to numerous local Charitable Recipients.  

Volunteering within in the community
The GDTC has partnered with the Sonshine Soup Kitchen to volunteer bimonthly.  We make and serve dinner for anyone in the community who needs a meal

Community events
Couch to 5K program: In 2012 , the GDTC created a FREE couch to 5k program. We started in the fall with employees of Parkland hospital and organized one the following spring to anyone in the community.  Our program provides instruction on stretching, running form, pacing, clothing, and diet.  We have had over 100 people graduate from our program and look forward to instructing many more.

Manchester Maraton Expo
Since 2013, members of the GDTC have "manned" a booth at the pre marathon expo.  Our goal is to raise awareness about our club and the events we organize.

Sponsorships
The community relations group is in charge of soliciting businesses for financial and product sponsorship for our events.  100% of our proceeds from our races go to our charity partners, the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, Upper Room, St Jude's and St Thomas Aquinas food pantries, and the Liberty House.  We have been donating of $10,000 per year to these charities since 2011.

Promotion
We assist in the promotion of our events including advertising, distributing fliers, press releases, and social media.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Community Relations 

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Monthly Meetings

MGCCGDTC club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH. The meetings are open to all members. Marion Gerrish Community Center Map

Sunday Long Runs

Coffe ShopClub long runs are held every Sunday at 8:00AM (7:00AM Memorial Day – Labor Day) at The Coffee Factory 55 Crystal Ave, Hood Commons, Derry, NH. Sunday Long Run Maps. Map to Hood Plaza Coffee Factory.