Virtual Manchester Road Race
In 2020, a new exclusive mobile app was designed for the Manchester Road Race which allowed the race to be run virtually. The MRR App will continue to provide the capability to run virtually and provide some great functions for all runners and spectators. Special features include the ability to track any runner whether they are running on-site or virtually. The app also provides instant results as each participant finishes their race.
- On-Site: It is anticipated that most participants will run on-site on Thanksgiving Day. Participants will be mailed a bib number with a timing tag as has been done in years past. All participants will be timed and can now be tracked by spectators and do NOT need to use the App or carry their phone while racing on-site.
- Virtual: For those participants who are not able to participate on-site, they can still run the race virtually Thursday, Nov 23, 6:00 am (EST) thru Friday, Nov 24, 6:00 pm (EST).
- Spectators: Spectators can use the app to track available runners in either the virtual or the live, on-site race!
- Practice Runs: The MRR App provides participants the capability to track their practice runs prior to Thanksgiving. These runs can be completed at any location. The participant must carry their phone to engage this feature. The MRR App will show the actual location of the run or a simulation on the actual racecourse. These results are only available on the participant's phone. More details are available on the MRR App website page.
Virtual Road Race Registration
- Virtual Race Registration opens on Thursday, September 1 and closes Tuesday, November 21 at 11:59 pm
- Fee: $30
- Race Registrations are Non-Refundable
- All Virtual road race participants must register with a unique email address and use the MRR app on their smartphones when competing. The App will track each participant’s progress and automatically report their results to the race officials.
- Virtual road race participation must be completed between Thursday, November 23, 6:00 am (EST) thru Friday, November 24, 6:00 pm (EST)
- Results will be published for everyone who completes their 4.748-mile race during the official time period listed above. Additionally, this year's race will be added to their longevity streak.