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