Kids Summer Fun Run Presented By MVP Health Care Week 2 Results- 7/3/2012

Continued wonderful running weather greeted another 139 kids to the Kids Summer Fun Runs. This brings the total up to 583 children enjoying the Tuesday evening running races, where everyone is a winner. Food donations for the St. Thomas Food Pantry were at 365 pounds this week, bringing the 2 week total up to 860 pounds. We appreciate our presenting sponsor MVP Health Care, supporting sponsors Derry Medical Center and Northeast Delta Dental, and this week’s support from the Monarch Hockey Challenge.

The winners for 7/3/12 are:
Boys                                      9 year old                                       Girls
1 Isaac Miley (Derry)                                     1 Samantha Franks (Derry)
2 Bailey Pittman (Greenville, SC)                 2 Grace Holland (Londonderry)
3 Ryan Griffin (Londonderry)                      3 Ashley Griffin (Londonderry)

Boys                                          10 year old                                 Girls
1 Camden Nesis (Londonderry)                   1 Anna Haas (Londonderry)
2 Daniel Herrero (Derry)                               2 Cailin Borovieka (Londonderry)
3 Gavin Goyetin (Derry)                                 3 Alexzandra Metro (Londonderry)

Boys                                          11 year old                                   Girls
1 Ethan Desmarais (Chester)                        1 Nicole Alves (Derry)
2 Benjamin Doris (Londonderry)                  2 Jessica Lacey (Chester)
3 Mac Johnson (Derry)                                   3 Jessica Thrower (Windham)

Boys                                           12 year old                                   Girls
1 Cameron Phelps (Derry)                             1 Katlin Gregoire (Londonderry)
2 Richard D’Amico (Bedford)                         2 Adrianna Sullivan (Chester)
3 Brian Metro (Londonderry)                       3 Alexandria Nadeau(Londonderry)

Boys                                             13 year old                                  Girls
1 Lukas Blythe (Salem)                                      1 Taylor Sheley (Chester)
2 Kayke Alves (Salem)                                       2 Olivia Balch (Manchester)
3 Noah Smalley (Chester)                                 3 Niamh Walker (Salem)

Boys                                               Open Mile                                  Girls
1 Philip Demers (Hudson) 5:09                         1 Morgan Sansing (Chester) 6:01

Presented by MVP Health Care; with financial support also provided by Northeast Delta Dental and Derry Medical Center, the series is in its 37th year. GDTC members lead the kids in stretching exercises and provide running tips. The 2-3 year olds run 50 meters, 4-6 year olds run 200 meters, 7-8 year olds run 300 meters, 9-10 year olds run 600 meters, and the 11-13 year olds run the cross country mile. 14 year olds and up run the open mile on the track, which often sees parents challenging the local high school elite runners.

GDTC supplies entrants with water, Gatorade, and watermelon. Runners receive weekly participation ribbons, which are supplied by the Derry Recreation Department. Runners completing the series receive medals and T-shirts from GDTC. For more information and pictures, go to www.gdtc.org.

Future Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7. Location: Londonderry High School Track, Londonderry, New Hampshire. Registration 6:00pm, races start at 6:30pm. Check www.gdtc.org for weather updates. Registration is free, but please bring a nonperishable food item to restock food pantries in the greater Derry area.

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