Simulated Registration

The race may be run in the comfort of your own home by using our Simulated App 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.  The Race must be completed between 8:00am (EST) on Thursday, Nov 19 and 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020. During the official Virtual Race time period 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 Simulated participants will be recorded and included as a separate category in the official road race results.

When you register as a Simulated 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 to train for the race. You can continue to use the app for training indefinitely.

How it works

Between Nov 19 and Nov 25, the simulation is live. When you are ready for your official run, you can enter your activation code. This will tell the app to track your run. Once your run is completed, you will be prompted to submit your time. The app will save and report your time and you will be able to generate an official finisher’s certificate with your name and time.


How to register

Our Online Registration system provides a Simulated Participant category. Simulated Participation will cost $20. This fee will give you access to the app and video for training and the ability to run the race.  Outside Interactive will send an email with download instructions for the app and accompanying video.



The Manchester Road Race Committee has decided that simulated 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.


Check out this article in the Washington Post that gives a nice overview of Outside Interactive progress.







4.748 Miles
November 2020
The 84th Manchester Road Race