Sample of Qualifying Races


The following is a sample of some local races that are available to improve one's seeding for the Manchester Road Race

Qualifying Times


This table shows the time you must break for a given race distance to qualify for a Seed Card.


General Info

“Seeding the Field” allows experienced and faster runners an unimpeded start and helps prevent injuries.  The field will be seeded to 42 minutes. 

Seeding is based on one of two things:

  • NET time in the revious year's Manchester Road Race OR
  • Official time from a qualified race run since January of this year.

Automatic Seeding for Last Year's Finishers

NOTE:  If you DID finish last year's race in less than 42:00 but were placed in the OPEN Seeding Group, you may submit a "Request to be Seeded" (see below for directions)

Mandatory:  Bring your Seed Card to the Race



Request to be Seeded or Upgrading Current Seeding Group

(available Sept 1 through noon EST on Nov 18)


We will accept Virtual Results from any qualified race run during 2021














Seeding for the 2021 Manchester Road Race will be based on of the results of the 2019 Race and the 2020 Virtual Race.


Request for Seeding

Welcome to the 85th Running of the Manchester Road Race

4.748 Miles November 25, 2021