Race Proceeds Proceeds

Charities Supported

The Manchester Road Race Committee will distribute more than $100,000 from the proceeds of last year’s Thanksgiving Day run to area charities and non-profit organizations.

“We are fortunate to have the great support of fantastic runners, sponsors, volunteers and fans,” said Dr. Tris Carta, President of the Manchester Road Race Committee. Thanks to all of them, our road race is able to contribute this type of financial support each year to a wide variety of worthwhile groups and activities.”

Muscular Dystrophy Association


Manchester Police Activities League


Manchester Area Conference of Churches


Manchester Army & Navy Club


Manchester High School Track Program


Manchester Pipe Band


Manchester Scholarship Fund




Food Share


Town of Manchester Green Fund


TLC House


Girls on the Run


Harry Geraghty Cross Country Meet


Tolland/Mansfield Special Olympics


St. James Church


Middle School Cross Country Championships


Manchester Broadcast News


Manchester Elks Club


Silk City Striders


Charcot Marie Tooth Foundation


Bolton Summer Cross Country Series


Charity of Choice, Charlie Duggan


Charity of Choice, Steve Gates


Manchester Road Race Grant Application Procedure

The Manchester Road Race Committee continues the tradition and commitment of charitable giving established by the local Nutmeg Forest chapter of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon in 1951.  Following its mission “…to promote physical fitness and the development and enhancement of community spirit…” the proceeds from the Road Race support numerous non-profit community service and youth organizations.

To request a grant from the Manchester Road Race, please follow these steps:

1. Complete the grant application request form (click here for link to form) and save the document on your computer.

2. Complete the “Narrative” portion of the application as a second word document which you may label “Supplementary Information”.

3. Combine all documents into a single PDF and submit an email to mrr@axelhouse.com, with the pertinent documents attached.

We will send confirmation that we have received your request.  All requests will be processed after the January 15 deadline.

All organizations who are awarded a grant will be required to complete a “Final Report” within one year of receiving their grant.  Please click here for the link to this form and follow the procedure described above to submit the Final Report to MRR.