The final event of the 2012 Kids Summer Fun Run was held on a beautiful running evening. Another 69 runners signed up on the final night, bringing the total participation numbers to 921 for the year. Participants received a medal and T-Shirt compliments of the GDTC. The total count for food donated this final week was 360 pounds. The total amount of food donated to Derry’s St. Thomas Food Bank was 2,291 pounds this year, breaking the previous record of 2,127 pounds.
Sincere thanks go out to our presenting sponsor MVP Health Care, and sponsors Northeast Delta Dental, Derry Medical Center, and Stonyfield Farms. Thanks also go out to The Derry Recreation Department for the participant ribbons donated to the program, to the Londonderry High School for the use of the track and bathrooms, and to all the GDTC volunteers that make this program a success every year. And finally, thank you to all the runners for coming out and to the parents for supporting the kids.
The overall winners for 2012 are:
|9 year olds|
|1. William D’Amico – Bedford||1. Ashley Griffin – Londonderry|
|2. Trevor Demers – Auburn||2. Grace Holland – Londonderry|
|3. Brody Burke – Hudson||3. Aleksandra Carney – Derry|
|10 year olds|
|1. Isaac Miley – Derry||1. Gwen Barnes – Hooksett|
|2. Camden Ness – Londonderry||2. Cailin Borovicka – Londonderry|
|3. Brady Hanley – Londonderry||3. Anna Haas – Londonderry|
|11 year olds|
|1. Ethan Desmarais – Chester||1. Nichole Alves – Derry|
|2. Conrad Demers – Auburn||2. Jessica Lacey – Chester|
|3. Mac Johnson – Derry||3. Jessica Thrower – Windham|
|12 year olds|
|1. Cameron Phelps – Derry||1. Kalin Gregoire – Londonderry|
|2. Richard D’Amico – Bedford||2. Adrianna Sullivan – Chester|
|3. Kyle Dickson – Londonderry||3. Erin Barnes – Hooksett|
|13 year olds|
|1. Lukas Blythe – Salem||1. Taylor Sheley – Chester|
|2. Kayke Alves – Derry||2. Veronica Sullivan – Chester|
|3. Noah Smalley – Chester||3. Olivia Balch – Manchester|
|Matt Judge – Londonderry||Katelyn Mckivergan – Londonderry|
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.