The 77th Annual Manchester Road Race: What You Need to Know

Here are some helpful facts and information about the 77th Annual Manchester Road Race.

By Patch Local Editor Dave Moran.

Here are some helpful facts and information about the 77th Annual Manchester Road Race:

  • The Manchester Road Race is held every Thanksgiving morning in Manchester. This year's race will be the 77th annual. 
  • The race begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street just above Oak Street near St. James Church and follows a 4.748-mile loop ending back at the starting line. 
  • This year's race will include 15,000 participants. 
  • No pets, leashes, strollers, or wheels of any kind are allowed on the race course.
  • Phillimon Hanneck and Aaron Braun hold the men's course record at 21:19. Hanneck set the mark in 1995, and Braun tied it in 2012. 
  • Emilie Mondor set the female course record with 23:59 in 2003.
  • For parking information for local streets, click here (but it's also highly advised that you get there well before the start time to find a spot). 
  • Shuttle buses will be running from Manchester Community College to the starting line from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. before the race, and return trips will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Click here for the full shuttle bus schedule. 

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