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 15 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 18 by noon and will close on Tuesday, Nov 20 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 11
Sept 1 thru Oct 31 registrations will be Mailed on Monday, Nov 5
Nov 1 thru Nov 11 registrations will be Mailed on Monday, Nov 12
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
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
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
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.
Due to processing costs, we are no longer accepting Mail-In Registrations. Please register on-line or come to walk-in registration the Saturday before the race. If you absolutely need an exception, please notify the registrar by email so we can work out an alternative.
BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE READ the Important Information on our Race Info Page