NH’s LARGEST MARATHON
5k, 13.1, 26.2
BEAUTIFUL FINISHER MEDAL
RUN FOR HEROES
This Boston Qualifier will give you a tour of NH’s largest city, just 45 minutes north of Boston. Starting in downtown Manchester the course runs through the historic Millyard, the North End, and crosses over the Merrimack River to the Goffstown Rail Trail before returning downtown to finish.
Click here for the interactive Garmin® Map (Garmin Connect*)
Click here for the USATF Certified Map (PDF) – USATF Certified Course – NH21010BK
Click here for Turn-By-Turn Directions of the course (PDF)
COURSE TIME LIMIT: 7 hours
*Garmin is an estimation of distance – actual course certification distance is 26.2 miles.
Click here for the interactive Garmin® Map (Garmin Connect)
Click here for Turn-By-Turn Directions of the course (PDF)
COURSE TIME LIMIT: 4 hours
*Garmin is an estimation of distance – actual course certification distance is 13.1 miles.
START TIME: 10:00am in a time-trail start format
START/FINISH LINE LOCATION: The common start/finish line is located at Fisher Cats Stadium (1 Line Dr, Manchester)
START TIME: 9:15am
START/FINISH LINE LOCATION: The common start/finish line is located in front of Veterans Park in Downtown Manchester (799 Elm St)
EARLY BIB PICK-UP:
Available at the Millennium Running Retail Store (138 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, NH) during the following times:
• Saturday, November 12 – 10:00am-6:00pm
RACE DAY BIB PICK-UP:
Saturday’s 5k: Beginning at 8:30am Fisher Cats Stadium in Manchester
Sunday’s Races: Beginning at 7:30am at the Registration Tent located at Veterans Park in Manchester
The first 1,750 registrants in the Manchester City Marathon, Half, Relay & 5k will receive a long sleeve event shirt. Additional Event merchandise, RunNH merchandise, nutrition, and gear can be purchased during early bib pick-up at the Millennium Running Retail Store.
There is ample city parking in downtown Manchester. (City meters are free on Sundays.)
GEAR CHECK: (SUNDAY ONLY)
Gear check will be available for all participants in the Race Day HQ area. Simply check your bag in the Gear Check tent inside Race Day HQ and pick it up after you finish.
Located approximately every 2 miles for all the distances, there are 14 Aid Stations in the Marathon, 6 in the Half and 1 in the 5k.
All aid Stations will include water, Gatorade, and port-o-johns/toilets. Energy Shots and fruit will be available at the Dorrs Pond and Circle K aid stations.
Their locations are at the following mile markers:
|Location||Mile # (Half)||Mile # (Full)|
|Dupont Splash Pad||1.9||1.9|
|Delta Dental Stadium||4.6||4.6|
|Dorrs Pond Parking Lot||8.9||8.9|
|Al Lemire Field||10.8||10.8|
|St. George Cathedral||11.7||11.7|
|Bridge Street Cafe||–||13.2|
|Dupont Splash Pad||–||14.8|
|Entrance to Goffstown Rail Trail (Moose Club)||–||16.5|
|Entrance to Goffstown Rail Trail (Moose Club)||–||21.9|
|Dupont Splash Pad||–||23.9|
|Bridge Street Cafe||–||25.4|
Each aid station (see above for locations) will have a port-o-john. Ample facilities will be provided near the Start/Finish line.
There is no time limit on the 5k course. Marathoners have a 7 hour time limit and Half Marathoners have a 4 hour time limit.
PARTICIPANT TRACKING (SUNDAY ONLY)
Track your favorite athletes in real-time! Download the Millennium Running App and select the people you want to follow as they navigate their way around the course and pass over 5 different timing splits!
RESULTS sponsored by MVPT Physical Therapy
All results will be displayed live at the Millennium Running timing trailer adjacent to the finish line. Live online results brought to you by MVPT Physical Therapy will be published exclusively on MillenniumRunning.com. Results will be emailed to those that register online.
Medals will be distributed at the finish line to all Marathoners, Half Marathoners, and Relay Teams.
Cash Awards are given to the top 3 men and women in the marathon. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female in each 5-yr age group. (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+). Stop by the Awards Tent following the race to claim your award. Only cash awards will be mailed after the event.
RELAY SPECIFIC DETAILS
Relay splits are as follows: Leg 1 – 5.25 Miles (Half & Full), Leg 2 – 7.85 Miles (Half & Full), Leg 3 – 4.9 Miles (Full), Leg 4 – 8.2 Miles (Full).
The Team Captain will be in charge of registering the entire team online and picking up race packets for their relay teams.
The relay is limited to the first 125 registered teams. Registration will close once the 125-team limit is reached, this number is a cumulative number of teams in both the full and half-marathon distances.
RELAY FINISHER MEDALS:
All medals will be distributed in the finish line area to the finishing member of your relay team. We encourage all relay team members to finish together with your final team member!
RELAY TIMING INFORMATION:
Relay teams must exchange the velcro timing chip with the next runner in their transition area. All relay runners must wear the timing chip on their ankle as well as their bib on the front of their body. Relay team results will be broken down by each relay leg and published accordingly.
RELAY EXCHANGE ZONES:
Relay exchange zone 1 will be on Pleasant Street between Elm and Franklin – Relay exchange zone 2 will be on Central Street between Elm and Chestnut – Relay exchange zone 3 will be at the UNH Co-operative parking lot between the Goffstown Rail Trail and Mast Rd (shuttle provided).
Relay exchange zones 1 and 2 are within walking distance of the Start/Finish area. Relay exchange zone 3 will have 3 shuttle buses running from the intersection of Franklin St and W. Merrimack St. (behind Portland Pie and half block away from the finish line) to the exchange zone between 8:30am-2:30pm and back until the last leg 3 participant gets to the exchange zone.
RELAY TEAM AWARDS:
Awards will be given to the top team in the half and full relays; in the male, female and co-ed divisions.
ELLIOT MILLENNIUM SERIES:
The Relay events will count as 6.55 miles and 1 race for each relay team member towards completion of the Elliot Millennium Series.
POST RACE REFRESHMENTS:
Dasani water and Powerade are provided by Coca Cola Northern New England and Yogurt provided by Stonyfield Organic will be available in the post race area. Sunday’s participants can also redeem the ticket on your bib number for a cup of hot soup.
POST RACE BEER: (SUNDAY ONLY)
Celebrate your accomplishment with a post race beer from Samuel Adams. Redeem your beer ticket from your bib at one of our participating bars/restaurants
RACE PHOTOS sponsored by AutoFair
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event thanks to our friends at AutoFair. Photos will be posted online 3-4 business days following the event.
FINISHER VIDEO: sponsored by Granite State Health and Fitness Foundation:
Finishers of the event will receive a link to their finisher video. The link will be emailed online 2-3 business days following the event
TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE DISTANCE OR TO VIRTUAL
Should you wish to transfer to another race distance or to the virtual option, begin HERE by editing your entry. After triggering your edit entry link via email, please select “Change Category” button at the top of your entry. From there, you will complete and check out with a new registration and your existing entry will be removed. Be sure to complete and finish the check out of your new registration to finalize your transfer. Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.
GENERAL FAQs: Read a full list of General FAQ’s here.
VIRTUAL RACE DATE & TIMES
Anytime. Whatever time that works for you.
BIBS, SHIRTS & MEDALS
Virtual participants that qualify for event give-a-ways, can choose to have them either mailed to them (which is part of the online registration process or part the transfer to virtual process) or pick them up at our Millennium Store during the scheduled Early Bib Pick Up times. If you are unable to make early bib pickup, please elect to have your item(s) shipped as they cannot be guarunteed past event day.
* Shipments are mailed out approximately 3-4 days prior to the event day. Any subsequent virtual transfers or virtual registrants that process shipping will be mailed out the first business day following the event.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS?
It’s easy! On race week 2 days prior to the in-person event), we will be sending you a unique link via email to your RunReg entry that will allow you to submit your race results. Results must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 13.
Official Results will be published exclusively on millenniumrunning.com on Monday, November 14. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday, November 13 to submit your time using the unique link provided in your confirmation email.
Be your own photographer! Take a selfie using our new app and we’ll provide you with a link to the official race photos. We also you invite you to share your experience on Facebook and Instagram tagging @millenniumrunning and using the #millenniumrunning #manchestercitymarathon
Everyone wins their own virtual race! As such, there will be no recognition of race times.
What about the Elliot Millennium Series and Delta Dental Points Chase?
Virtual registrants will earn miles towards the Elliot Millennium Series Jacket! However, no points will be assigned for the Delta Dental Points Chase. Participants must submit their virtual results for miles to count toward an individual’s mileage completion of the Elliot Millennium Running Series. Registrants will be sent an email the week of the event with a unique link to submit their results.
We encourage all of our runners flying in from out-of-town to fly into Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). Located about 10 minutes from the start/finish line. The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown and the Residence Inn by Marriott-Manchester Downtown are both located adjacent to the finish line and 2 blocks from the start. The Tru by Hilton Manchester Downtown and the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown are also located walking distance from the start and finish lines.
$90 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$100 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$110 from September 30 – November 5 at 11:59pm
$120 Race Day (based on availability)
4 PERSON MARATHON RELAY:
$160 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$180 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$200 from September 30 – November 5 at 11:59pm
$220 Race Day (based on availability)
2 PERSON MARATHON RELAY:
$110 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$120 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$130 from September 30 – November 5 at 11:59pm
$140 Race Day (based on availability)
$75 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$85 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$95 from September 30 – November 5 at 11:59pm
$105 Race Day (based on availability)
2 PERSON HALF-MARATHON RELAY:
$95 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$110 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$125 from September 30 – November 5 at 11:59pm
$135 Race Day (based on availability)
$25 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$30 from June 11 – November 5 at 11:59pm
$35 Race Day (based on availability)
Millennium Running is proud to have Veterans Count as the official charity of the CMC Manchester City Marathon.
Each registrants has an opportunity to support our Veterans by participating in the optional fundraising platform that is auto-created when you register online. In 2019, over $20,000 was raised for Veterans Count and we hope you can help us make a difference.
Veterans Count has the mission to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members, and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.
Our goal is that 90% of every net dollar raised for Veterans Count is spent to provide services and grow resources for NH veterans, service members, and their families.
In 2006, Veterans Count was developed in partnership with ESNH and the NH Dept. of Health and Human Services. The program provides critical resources to veterans of all eras and their families. Care Coordinators work with individuals and families to create a care plan toward self-sufficiency. Since ESNH launched the program, over 9,300 individuals have been served. Philanthropic dollars, totaling more than $2.6 million, have been distributed to provide financial support that may include food, home maintenance, housing, rent, fuel assistance, utilities, vehicle repair, gasoline, medical bills, and child care.
OTHER OFFICIAL RACE BENEFICIARIES
New Horizons for New Hampshire, first organized in 1973, operates an emergency homeless shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry and Angie’s Shelter for Women. The shelters house an average of 80 people each night, the soup kitchen serves over 250 meals daily and the food pantry provides food to over 900 families each month. New Horizons is a non-prot 501c3 organization.
Being a non-profit, the Manchester City Marathon knows the value of community support. We recently had the honor of presenting New Horizons for New Hampshire with a $1,500 donation. Together we can make a difference in our community!
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is a private non-profit community mental health center that has provided mental health services to children, teenagers, adults and seniors for 50 years. We offer a broad range of services including: therapy; medication; home and community based care; case management; and vocational services to people who are challenged with mental illness. We also provide 24/7 crisis response as well as traditional counseling to meet the needs of the community.
All donations to MHCGM help to ensure that children and families, who have the greatest need for behavioral health care, will receive professional services. All funds raised will help to provide treatment to the uninsured and under-insured that are affected by mental illness. Your support gives those folks a running start in life on a road to recovery.
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is the largest outpatient mental health care provider in the State of New Hampshire, treating over 10,000 individuals a year. Our services allow others the opportunity to enjoy quality of life with the hope of recovery.
The PMC Kids Rides features; tykes on tricycles play on short obstacle courses, intrepid teens take on treks of 5, 10, or even 26 miles. PMC Kids Rides offer various courses, mileage, and features including music, games, silent auctions, face painting, and food. And every PMC Kids Ride provides kids a good time and an opportunity to do good work all while raising money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. By being apart of the PMC Kids Rides program you are part of the Pan-Mass Challenge’s $48 million goal.
The Friends of The Goffstown Rail Trail is an organization of energetic, dedicated citizens volunteering to participate in the promotion, design, development, and maintenance of this resource. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this project.
Rory Staunton Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
NH Cancer Foundation
Recycled Percussion Foundation
NH Roller Derby
Rimmon Heights Neighborhood Association
Our Lady of the Cedars Church
Friends of Stark Park
St. George Cathedral
Trinity High School XC Boosters
Manchester East Soccer League
Girls on the Run NH
West Key Club
Milford HS Track
St Casmir School
Henry Moore School
Central Key Club
Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program