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

$20,000

Manchester Police Activities League

$10,000

Manchester Area Conference of Churches

$10,000

Manchester Army & Navy Club

$10,000

Manchester High School Track Program

$6,000

Manchester Pipe Band

$5,676

Manchester Scholarship Fund

$5,000

M.A.R.C.

$5,000

Food Share

$5,000

Town of Manchester Green Fund

$5,000

TLC House

$4,800

Girls on the Run

$2,500

Harry Geraghty Cross Country Meet

$2,500

Tolland/Mansfield Special Olympics

$2,000

St. James Church

$1,500

Middle School Cross Country Championships

$1,000

Manchester Broadcast News

$1,000

Manchester Elks Club

$984

Silk City Striders

$500

Charcot Marie Tooth Foundation

$500

Bolton Summer Cross Country Series

$400

Charity of Choice, Charlie Duggan

$500

Charity of Choice, Steve Gates

$500



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.