Costume Contest

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.

The Manchester Road Race costume contest is being organized by CTNow.  This year's winner will receive a $150 gift card to Bricco, the second prize will receive a $100 gift card to Briccos and the third prize will receive a $50 gift card to Briccos.


To participate, registered runners of all ages should arrive in the Center Memorial Park on Main Street by the statue of the three bears between 8:00am and 10:00am the morning of the race with their bibs on the front of their costumes.  Be prepared to have your photo taken after signing a release.  All pictures will be posted online by Friday, Nov. 29 for public voting.  Voting will end Sunday, December 8 at 11:59 p.m.


Go to and vote for your favorite costume.  The winner will be contacted by Monday December 9, 2019.

Wearing Costumes
4.748 Miles
November 28, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m
The 83rd Manchester Road Race
2019 Results
Salmini Video is now available.

To view Race Results for the 83rd  Running of the Manchester Road Race please click here.

For pictures of the Manchester Road Race please visit the Photo Gallery
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Charlie Robbins Club
(75+ Year Old Runners)
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CTNOW Costume Contest Rules
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