When you participate in a GDTC event, your entry fees always support a worthy local cause. Presenting $10,000 in funds raised at the Turkey Trot to area food pantries and shelters is GDTC’s Regan Coyle. Regan is pictured with The Upper Room’s Brenda Guggisberg; St. Thomas’ Father Phil; St. Jude’s Diane Swinarski; and the Sonshine Soup Kitchen’s Christine Fudala and Ray Bonin. Each organization was given checks for $2,500. Besides the monetary donation, several hundred pounds of canned goods and other non-perishables were also donated.

Turkey Trot Donations

Colleen FalardeauText of Caryn Pepin's remarks at the GDTC Annual Dinner:

First and foremost I want to thank you all again for voting me Member of the Year last year, in my short time with the club it was an unexpected and truly humbling moment.

Now on to 2017... This year's Member of the Year is going to a well deserving long time member of the Greater Derry Track Club. In their 10 years of service to the club their hard work and dedication have definitely not gone unnoticed. You can always find them volunteering at club sanctioned events and this year even took one under their wing...

This member is a kind and caring individual who, when they aren't running, works as a Registered Nurse taking care of our nation's veterans battling cancer, but also enjoys going hunting with her spouse. Every winter this member opens up her home to us to host a fabulous breakfast, and a Fun Run too! 

This member became a Granite Runner for the second consecutive year this season, and with the help of another club member, took over the reins and became co-director for our 42nd year of Kids Summer Fun Runs, and what a successful year it was!!

To me a leader is not necessarily the person who finishes first, but the person whose heart and determination lift up everyone around them. Thank you for being such a great leader, and thank you for telling me that it is definitely OK to cry after finishing a marathon!!

The Greater Derry Track Club Member of the Year award for 2017 goes to Colleen Falardeau!

Caryn and Colleen
Caryn Pepin introduces the 2017 Member of the Year


NH Grand Prix WinnersWith the conclusion of the Granite 10 Miler, the Greater Derry Track Club has officially captured the 2017 Grand Prix Team Title! The Gate City Striders were the top club the 10 Miler, but GDTC was able to hold onto their lead and win the series. It was a great battle between the top two teams all year long!

Donation to Liberty House
Race Director Rebecca Noe presents a check for $7,000 to Ashley Kitchell, Liberty House Operations Manager.

The Greater Derry Track Club is ecstatic to announce that the Run for Freedom 5k/10k, was able to raise $7,000 dollars for Liberty House in Manchester, NH! Liberty House is a safe, supportive, substance-free housing community for American veterans transitioning out of homelessness. 

Couch to 5K participantsA couch can be a warm, comfy, part of someone's everyday life, offering a secure zone where people can relax with family and friends after a long day at work. But many people will challenge themselves to climb off that comfortable couch this spring to participate in an annual ritual that draws out those who want to try something new, or find their way back to a former favorite activity.

For those signing up for the Greater Derry Track Couch to 5K Program this year, it's an opportunity to take to the area's roadways and neighborhoods to practice running skills while embarking on a journey to good health. It's a way to be introduced to running for the first time. It can be a return to an old friend that once was a hobby or regular physical fitness routine. 

The Couch to 5K program begins Tuesday, May 9, and runs for eight weeks, teaching participants all about running, how to get started, proper stretching, what to wear and how to pace themselves, all in preparation for the annual Run for Freedom in Derry on July 4th. Runners meet twice a week at the Windham Rail Trail, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and again Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. The program is the only known free Couch to 5K training program in the state.

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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.