GDTC Announces 18th Annual Boston Prep 16 Mile Road Race, Sunday January 27, 2013

DERRY, NH, December 29, 2011: The Greater Derry Track Club (GDTC) is proud to host the 18th Annual Boston Prep 16 Mile Road Race at 10:0 AM on Sunday, January 27, 2013. The race is one of New England’s most popular, and is considered a perfect Boston Marathon training event. The race course, considered “Moderately Challenging”, travels the scenic country roads of Derry and East Derry, NH. This year, Derry’s West Running Brook Middle School serves as the event’s home base.

In 2012, 604 runners, including 7 from Derry and Londonderry, finished the race on a clear and cold New England winter day. 25 year old Scott McGrath of Andover, MA was 2012’s overall winner. McGrath averaged a 5:43 per mile pace over the 16 mile race length, completing the event in 1:31:15. 39 year old Diona Fulton, hailing from Watertown, MA, was the top female runner. Fulton averaged a 6:50 per mile pace over the 16 miles, finishing in 1:49:11.

This year, the race is limited this year to 900 runners. The first 700 entrants receive a long sleeve technical shirt.  The race features chip timing, four on‐course timing splits, mile markers every mile, and four on‐course water stops. Hot soup, Gatorade, and other great refreshments greet the runners as they cross the finish line. Register on‐line at www.gdtc.org/bostonprep/ for $45; mail‐in registrations received before January 19 are $50, mail‐in applications after January 19 and race day registrations are $55. Don’t procrastinate though; the race has sold out in recent years. Proceeds from the race support the popular Greater Derry Track Club Kid’s Summer Fun Run Program.

This event is made possible through the generosity of our Sponsors:
New Hampshire Sports and Rehab ‐ Silver Sponsor
MVP Health Care‐ Silver Sponsor
Northeast Delta Dental‐Bronze Sponsor
Ahern, Nichols, Ahern, and Hersey Family and Preventative Dentistry
Applebee’s‐ After race treats
Stonyfield Farms‐ After race treats
Cedars Foods‐ After race treats
Road ID‐ Race Support

For more race information, visit www.gdtc.org/bostonprep/ or contact Race Director, Dave Breeden, at weluv2run@comcast.net, or 603‐432‐6865.

Snow Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013

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