Derry Track Club Hosts Fun Run Series

The starting gate for 2012 edition of the Greater Derry Track Club’s Kid’s Summer Fun Run program is just around the corner. Presented by MVP Health Care, with financial support also provided by Delta Dental and Parkland Medical Center, the series is entering its 37th year. Opening day is Tuesday, June 26th, and it runs on consecutive Tuesday’s through August 7th. Registration is at 6:00 PM, and racing starts at 6:30 PM. Remember this year that the program is at the Londonderry High School track in Londonderry, NH.

Greater Derry Track Club members will lead stretching exercises and offer running tips. Race groups are based on the following age groupings: 2 – 3 year (50 meters), 4 – 6 year (200m), 7 – 8 year (300m), 9 – 10 year (600m), 11 – 13 year (cross country mile), 14 year & up (1 mile race on track), and an all ages Adaptive 100m run. Water, Gatorade and watermelons will be supplied each week. Children will receive participation ribbons each week from Derry Parks and Recreation, and runners who complete the entire series will receive medals and t-shirts from GDTC.

The mission of the program is to encourage running in our community and to promote a healthy life style for our youth. It is open to everyone 2 years old and up, and there is no need to be a club member or an elite athlete to participate. Our dedicated sponsors cover all registration fees; but please bring along a non-perishable food donation to support our local food banks.

Avoid the lines by bringing completed registration forms and waivers. Visit them online ahead of time to obtain the forms and to learn more about the club. Rain delays and cancellations will also be posted on the web site. Email any questions to info(at)gdtc.org.

The Greater Derry Track Club is a non‐profit charitable organization formed in 1978 to promote running related activities and improvements of our community. The Kid’s Summer Fun Run program is one of the 4 events sponsored and conducted by the GDTC. The other events are the oston Prep 16 M (January), Mack’s Run for the Apples Cross Country 5K (August), and Turkey Trot 5K (Thanksgiving Day morning).

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