CMC Manchester City Marathon | Half | Relay | 5K - MillenniumRunning.com
 

NH’s LARGEST MARATHON

5k, 13.1, 26.2
or RELAY

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Course Information

Marathon

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 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.

Half Marathon

Click here for the interactive Garmin® Map (Garmin Connect)

COURSE TIME LIMIT: 4 hours

*Garmin is an estimation of distance – actual course certification distance is 13.1 miles.

5k Course

A 5k out-and-back style course that follows the first mile and a half of the marathon course.

Start Time: 9:05am

Event Details

MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, RELAYS & 5kRACE DATE: Sunday, November 12, 2023
MARATHON, HALF & RELAYS START TIME: 8:50am
5k START TIME: 9:05am
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 11 – 10:30am-6:00pm

RACE DAY REGISTRATION & BIB PICK-UP: 
Beginning at 7:30am at the Registration Tent located at Veterans Park in Manchester


APPAREL:
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.


PARKING:
There is ample city parking in downtown Manchester. (City meters are free on Sundays.)


GEAR CHECK:
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.


AID STATIONS:
Located approximately every 2 miles for all the distances, there are 17 Aid Stations in the Marathon, 7 in the Half and 1 in the 5k.

All aid Stations will include water, Gatorade, and port-o-johns/toilets (with the exception of Riverwalk Way and Elm @ Central). An additional port-john will be located at Delta Dental Stadium near miles 5, 14 & 25.

Untapped and fruit will be available at the Dorrs Pond and Rail Trail U-Turn aid stations.

Trash (including nutrition packets, cups, etc.) should be disposed of within 100 yards of each aid station.

Their locations are at the following mile markers:

Location Mile # (Half) Mile # (Full)
Dupont Splash Pad 1.6 1.6
West Side Ice Arena 2.5 2.5
Riverwalk Way 4.2 4.2
Elm @ Central 5.6 5.6
Stark Park 7.6 7.6
Dorrs Pond Parking Lot 9.5 9.5
Al Lemire Field 11.4 11.4
Elm @ Central 13.2
Riverwalk Way 14.2
Riverwalk Way 15.3
West Side Ice Arena 17
Moose Club 18.4
Rail Trail U-Turn 20
Moose Club 21.8
West Side Ice Arena 22.8
Riverwalk Way 24.4
Elm @ Central 25.4


BATHROOMS:
Each aid station (see above for locations) will have a port-o-john, with the exception of Riverwalk Way and Elm @ Central. Ample facilities will be provided near the Start/Finish line.

TIME LIMITS:
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.


PACING INFORMATION provided by OnPace Race

HALF FULL PACE LEADER
1:45 3:30 Ryan Peterson / Simon Angela Winkler
1:52 3:45 Mariana Wingood / Aaron Braunstein
1:52:30 N/A Tyler Perrin
2:00 4:00 Karen Benway / Carrie Miller
2:00 N/A Erika Carace
2:07 4:15 Kat Page / Paul Miller
2:07:30 N/A Mike Gula
2:15 4:30 Mali / Traci Pogue
2:22 4:45 Rebekah Thomas / Jenn Miola
2:30 N/A Bobby Cooper
2:30 5:00 Mark V. Grandonico / Joanna Braley
2:45 5:30 Deanne Cooper / Aubrey Netzel
2:52 5:45 Ken Lettre
3:00 6:00 Tom Perri / Bill (Bilal) Ozaslan
Sweeper Esther Sherman

PARTICIPANT TRACKING
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.

FINISHER MEDALS:  
Medals will be distributed at the finish line to all Marathoners, Half Marathoners, and Relay Teams.

AGE-GROUP AWARDS: 
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. (5k: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+) (Half marathon: 12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+) (Marathon: 16-19, 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 DISTANCES:
4 Person Full: Leg 1 – 5.7 Miles, Leg 2 – 7.4 Miles, Leg 3 – 6.8 Miles, Leg 4 – 6.3 Miles
2 Person Full: Leg 1 – 13.1 Miles, Leg 2 – 13.1 Miles
2 Person Half: Leg 1 – 5.7 Miles, Leg 2 – 7.4 Miles

Team members can run any leg they wish to run and do not need to notify us as to which leg they chose.

TEAM REGISTRATION:
The Team Captain will be in charge of registering the entire team online and picking up race packets for their relay teams.

TEAM CAP:
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 Merrimack Street between Elm and Chestnut – Relay exchange zone 3 will be at the Goffstown Rail Trail at the Hillsborough County Complex (shuttle provided).

RELAY TRANSPORTATION:
Relay exchange zones 1 and 2 are within walking distance of the Start/Finish area. Relay exchange zone 3 will have 2 shuttle buses running from Elm St in front of the DoubleTree Hotel to the exchange zone between 8:30am-12:15pm 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 4 person full and 2 person half relay will count as 6.55 miles and 1 race for each relay team member towards completion of the Elliot Millennium Series. (The 2 person full marathon will receive 13.1 miles each.)


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:
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 Deerfield Family Dentistry
Finishers of the event will receive a link to their finisher video, generously sponsored by our friends at Deerfield Family Dentistry. 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.

TRAVEL INFORMATION
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 start/finish line.  The Tru by Hilton Manchester Downtown and the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown are also located walking distance from the start/finish line.

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Virtual Details

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 guaranteed 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 Monday, November 13.


RESULTS
Official Results will be published exclusively on millenniumrunning.com on Tuesday, November 14. You have until 11:59pm on Monday, November 13 to submit your time using the unique link provided in your confirmation email.


AWARDS
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.

Registration

MARATHON:**
$90 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$100 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$110 from September 30 – November 11 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 11 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 11 at 11:59pm
$140 Race Day (based on availability)

HALF-MARATHON:*
$75 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$85 from June 11 – September 29 at 11:59pm
$95 from September 30 – November 11 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 11 at 11:59pm
$135 Race Day (based on availability)

5k:
$25 until June 10 at 11:59pm
$30 from June 11 – November 11 at 11:59pm
$35 Race Day (based on availability)

RUN VIRTUALLY

MARATHON:** $40
HALF MARATHON:* $40
5k: $30

*Minimum age to participate in the half marathon (both in-person and virtually) is 12 years old. **Minimum age to participate in the marathon (both in-person and virtually) is 16 years old.

OFFICIAL CHARITY

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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.

       

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