GDTC announces Run for Freedom
DERRY — The Greater Derry Track Club has announced the inaugural Run for Freedom 5K/10K, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4.
Paper and online registration are now open, with tech T-shirts available through June 25.
Race day sign-up begins at 6:30 a.m. All funds from the races will be donated to Liberty House in Manchester, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Manchester VFW and offering transitional housing, medical care, and job assistance to homeless veterans in New Hampshire.
The 5K and 10K races will be chip-timed, with age group winners three deep in both races. All runners are eligible for raffle prizes.
The Greater Derry Track Club is a nonprofit charitable organization devoted to promoting running and related activities. GDTC is also sponsoring its first community “Get into Fitness” Couch to 5K initiative, a free eight-week program open to anyone in the community interested in training for the 5K Run for Freedom. The application and brochure are located at gdtc.org/runforfreedom
This race is a family fun event for the Greater Derry community to honor the bravery and strength of those who have fought and died for the country.
Lady Astros set lacrosse milestones
DERRY — Pinkerton Academy girls varsity lacrosse players left their marks, not the least of which were All State Honors for 2013.
Maggie McCarthy scored her 100th career goal (done in two seasons) on June 1 in the semifinal match-up against Londonderry.
Kennedy Daziel scored her 100th career goal (done in two varsity seasons) on May 15 against Windham High School.
She broke a single season scoring record, previously held by Riann Daziel in 2012 with 73 goals. In 2013, Daziel scored 74 goals.
She also broke the single-season total points record, previously set by Megan O’Reilly in 2001 with 103 total points. In 2013, Kennedy Daziel scored 114 points.