New & Noteworthy
To benefit The Upper Room For Families
The TURRFF 5k/10k Road Race has been scheduled for April 9, 2017 at 9:00AM. The event benefits The UpperRoom, a family resource center.
- Race Starts: Pinkerton Academy Hackler Gymnasium, 16 North Main St, Derry, NH (Along Bypass 28)
- Registration: 8:00 AM, start time 9:00 AM
- Individuals, families, teams, groups, join in the fun, competitive runners, walkers and baby strollers welcome!
- Prizes for Top Child/Male/Female/Team
- Music, post-race fun, food and entertainment!
- More information and on-line signup at: lightboxreg.com/the-upper-room-race-for-families-turrff
Download the event flyer:
Music/Food/Dancing to follow
Under 10 years of age $10
"Join us for a Run For Healing to raise funds to purchase Accuvein, a life-saving vein viewing system for Hadassah Hospital and relief teams." For more information see the attached flyer and visit: http://nh4israel.org
Caryn Pepin has been a GDTC member for many years and attends every club event either as a participant or a volunteer. She demonstrates all the things that the club looks for in a Member of the Year recipient.
Caryn hosts a fun run every winter (usually on the coldest day of the year) and is always at the starting line representing Greater Derry at all of the NH Grand Prix races. She has been a Granite Runner for four years straight - a club record. Not only has she run in all eight yearly races, she has won her age group three times!
Beyond running, Caryn is an all around athlete, participating in multi-spot individual and team events. She is also an avid Boston sports fan and frequents the TD North Garden for Bruins and Celtics games.
For this and more, we are pleased to honor Caryn Pepin as GDTC Member of the year for 2016.
(L to R) Colleen Falardeau, Caryn Pepin (4-time winner!), Eric Dodge and Carolyn Morgenstern. Not pictured: Eddie Clements, Brian Ki and Amanda Blanchard. To become a Granite Runner you had to finish all 8 races of the 2016 NHGP. The races were held over an 8 month period and held all over the state. Quite an accomplishment!!
At the Kid's Summer Fun Runs everyone is a winner! 2-3 year olds run approximately 50 yards, 4-6 year-olds run 200 meters, 7-8 year-olds run 300 meters, 9-10 year-olds run 600 meters, 11-13 year old run the cross country mile, and 14 and older run the open mile.
Everyone gets a participation ribbon complements of the Derry Recreation Department and a commemorative T-shirt at the end of the program courtesy of the Greater Derry Track Club. Water, Gatorade and watermelons are supplied each week. At the end of the series prizes and medals are given for participation in this healthy event. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Derry Medical Center and Body Mind Therapy.
This is a weekly free activity. While it is co-sponsored by the Derry Recreation Department, it is open to children from any town or city. Non-perishable food donations are appreciated to help support local food pantries.
The 2016 Kid's Summer Fun Runs draws to a close
Over 635 young runners participated in the seven-week the program. Entry fee was a food donation to the local food pantry and the total count for food donated to the St. Thomas Food Bank in Derry was 1,722 pounds! Thank you goes out to The Derry Recreation Department for the thousands of ribbons donated to the program. Thanks to Pinkerton Academy for the use of the track and bathrooms. Thanks to all the GDTC volunteers that make this program a success every year, especially Mauren and Bob Knepp!
Results Attached Below