Race Details


Race Date: November 24, 2016

Location:   Main Street, Manchester, CT

Time:       10:00 a.m. Sharp

Length of Course:  4.748 miles

Number of Participants:  15,000

Free Shuttle at Manchester Community College

* No pets, leashes, strollers or wheels of any kind will be allowed anywhere on the race course.

* No Headphones or Earbuds may be worn while on the race course.

* All runners should stay on the race course and not shortcut onto sidewalks or peoples’ yards to get around other runners as this can lead to injuries and cause damage to personal property.

* Walk-in Registration will ONLY be held on Saturday, November 19 from 10:00-1:00.  There will be no evening registration dates and no evening packet pick-up dates.

Wearing Costumes

The Manchester Road Race Committee strives each year to hold a world-class Thanksgiving Day road race that is safe, fun and family-friendly.  We want all of our runners and spectators to feel welcome and to enjoy the race. Over the years, runners in costumes have become a tradition at the race, and contribute to its festive holiday atmosphere and spirit.  We respectfully urge runners who wear costumes or who carry signs or props during the race to exercise good judgment, and to be considerate of others. Please refrain from the use of costumes, signs or props that are lewd, culturally insensitive, threatening or unsafe. Your cooperation will help us to continue making the Manchester Road Race a wonderful holiday tradition and a positive experience for all our participants.