4.748 Miles
November 23, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m
The 81st Manchester Road Race

OnLine Registration

Registration is Closed
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Fee:  $27 through Sunday, Nov 5.  $32 thereafter
Race Registrations are Non-Refundable
Registration Fee applies whether you are running or walking the race
Road Race Registration is limited to 15,000 Participants
Online Registration is OPEN from Sept 1 until NOON sharp EST on Thursday, Nov 16 or until we reach 14,000 registered runners.  [If we have not reached our 15,000 max at Walk-In Registration at the Sports Expo, Online registration will Re-Open Sunday, Nov 19 by noon and will close on Tuesday, Nov 21 at NOON sharp EST or when we reach 15,000, whichever happens first.] 
Registration is NOT available on Race Day
Packets (bib and tag) are MAILED to addresses within the continental US for all registrations received by Midnight on Sunday, Nov 12
Sept 1 thru Nov 1 registrations will be Mailed on Monday, Nov 6
Nov 2 thru Nov 12 registrations will be Mailed on Monday, Nov 13
Registrations completed after Nov 12 will NOT be mailed and must be picked up at either the Sports Expo or at Packet Pick-up on Race Day from 8:00am to 9:15am at Bennet Academy
T-Shirts ordered Online will always be mailed.  Mailing may take 1-2 weeks.
Reminder: NO Strollers, Headphones, Earbuds, Pets, Leashes or Wheels of any kind will be allowed anywhere on the race course  
Random Drug testing will be performed on top 20 money winners (both male and female) at the completion of this year’s race

Walk-In Registration

Download Walk-In Registration Form
Saturday, Nov 18, 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Sports Expo at Bennet Academy
Fee: $32      Registrations are Non-Refundable
Registration is NOT available on Race Day
T-Shirts may be purchased at time of registration
Important Note: If you have friends or family members who are NOT able to attend Walk-In Registration, please print the Walk-In Registration Form and have the race participant fill out and SIGN the form prior to the Sports Expo
Men: a sub 13:30 5K or a sub 28.20 10K
Women: a sub 15:45 5K or a sub 33:40 10K
or the equivalent over other distances

Elite Runner Registration

The Manchester Road Race Elite division is by invitation only.  We will maintain a two runners per country limit to create a diverse field.
Times that have allowed invitations are:

Random Drug testing will be performed on top 20 money winners (both male and female) at the completion of this year’s race

For Elite Athlete Information  Please Contact Us and Select the “Elite” option

Virtual Registration

Those of you who are unable to travel to Manchester on Thanksgiving Day will have the opportunity to participate anywhere in the world on a treadmill.

Outside Interactive, a Boston based company, has filmed our race course.  Click here to see the trailer.  In real time on Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 am EST, you can log into their app and race to the course video using an iPad or Android tablet.

When you have finished running the race, the app will upload your finish time. Results for all Virtual participants will be recorded and included as a separate category in the official road race results.


When you register as a Virtual Participant, you will receive instructions to download the app which will include the Manchester Road Race course video. You can begin using the app immediately in order to train for the race. You can continue to use the app for training indefinitely.

How it works

The app will request that you enter a running pace, for example 8 minute miles. Set your treadmill to the same pace and begin training. On Thanksgiving Day, follow the same process at 10:00 am EST. This time you will be “live” and your results will be recorded and uploaded via the app.

How to register

Our Online Registration system provides a Virtual Participant category. Virtual Participation will cost $20. This fee will give you access to the app and video for training and ability to run the race on Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 am. Outside Interactive will send an email with download instructions for the app and accompanying video.


The Manchester Road Race Committee has decided that virtual participation will NOT count toward the accumulation of longevity years of participation in the road race. The feeling of the committee is that years of running the road race mean years of running the race on the road on Thanksgiving day.

Trailers and articles
Check out this trailer of the Manchester Road Race course video that represents what you will be watching on your treadmill when you download the app and video. Keep in mind, when you download the app and video you will be setting your treadmill and the app to the pace you want to run. The video will then pace itself to your desired pace.

Check out this article in the Washington Post that gives a nice overview of Outside Interactive progress.

Mail-In Registration

We encourage everyone to register Online where the cost remains $27 up to the Mail-In cut-off date
Fee: $32      Registrations are Non-Refundable
All Mail-In registrations must be postmarked before Sunday, Nov 5.  Mail-In will not be accepted after that date
Packets (bibs and tags) will be mailed either Monday, Nov 6 or Monday, Nov 13 depending on processing date of the Mail-In form
BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE READ the Important Information on our Race Info Page

NEW for 2017
The “Honors Club”
In its continuing commitment to road race participants and area non-profits, the Manchester Road Race Committee has initiated a new program for 2017.  The
MRR Honors Club will provide members with unique benefits, while supporting a local charitable organization.
Aerial Video is now available.

To view Race Results for the 81st  Running of the Manchester Road Race please click here.

For pictures of the Manchester Road Race please visit the Photo Gallery
2017 Results

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11/6/17  A heart-to-heart interview with Thayer Redman, Assistant Race director

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9/11/17 Treacy Brothers to serve as Honorary Chairmen of MRR