Important Race Info and Rules

Important Information for ALL Participants - Please Read Carefully


Race Date:                      November 25, 2021

Location:                         Main Street, Manchester, CT

Time:                               10:00 a.m.  Sharp

Length of Course:           4.748 miles

Max # of Participants:   15,000


Safety Alerts



Bibs and Runner Timing



Race Packet Mailing and Pick-Up



PLEASE STORE BIBS in their original envelopes until race day to avoid inadvertantly swapping bibs with someone else.


Other Information



Wearing Costumes


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.








Welcome to the 85th Running of the Manchester Road Race

4.748 Miles November 25, 2021