Manchester City Marathon logo 2color FINAL

• Penmen for Patriots 5K

• Full-Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relays

Directions to Start: Veteran’s Park, 889 Elm Street, Manchester, NH.

Race Day Parking: Available at all public Manchester City Parking locations. There is NO parking on Elm Street.

Shuttle Service: Buses will take runners to and from the third relay exchange zone (approx. Mile 19). Shuttle loading and unloading service from downtown will be at the corner of Franklin and W. Merrimack Streets (one block adjacent to finish line).

Course: Moderately challenging Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a scenic trip through the historic mill district of the Granite State’s largest city. Runners will have fabulous views of the Queen City, surrounding areas, and beautiful fall foliage. The half-marathon and full-marathon will run the same first 13 miles of the course. Click here for more detailed course information.

Course Time Limit : A time limit of 7 hours (16:00/mile pace) for the marathon and 3.5 hours (16:00/mile pace) for the half-marathon will be enforced.

Gear Check: Simply check your bag in the Pelmac Industries Secure Gear Check tent inside Veteran’s Park and pick it up at the gear pick-up tent after you finish.

Water & Energy Stops: Water stops will be located approximately every two miles along the course. Powerade will also be available at each stop. Clif Energy Supplements and bananas will be available at approximately Mile 8.5. GU Energy and bananas will be available at approximately Mile 19.

Medical Stations: Catholic Medical Center will have medical stations located at approximately Miles 8.5 and 19, along with a medical tent at the finish line.

Course restrooms: Dave’s Septic will be providing port-a-johns on-course at approximately Miles 3.5, 4.5, 8.5, 11, 13, 17.5, 19, 21 and 25.

Post-Race: Dasani water and Powerade are provided by Coca Cola Northern New England and Yogurt provided by Stonyfield Yogurt in the area of Race Day HQ.

Beer: Drink tickets are courtesy of our friends at Shipyard Brewing Co, the official beer of the Manchester City Marathon, will be redeemable at participating bars:  The Thirsty Moose, The Shaskeen, The Farm, Murphy’s Taproom, and the Strange Brew. CLICK HERE to access our mobile beer finder to find the nearest participating bar!

Results: Sponsored by Geneia. All results will be displayed live at the Millennium Running timing trailer adjacent to the finish line. Live online results will be published exclusively on

Photos: Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from all of our signature events. Photos will be posted online 2-3 business days following the event.

Awards:  Awards will be given out to the top 3 male and female overall and age group winners in the half and full marathon (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). There will also be awards for the top 3 relay teams for both the full and half-marathons in the Male, Female and Co-Ed divisions. Age group winners in the 5k will also be given awards.

Stop by the Awards Tent located in the Race Day HQ following the race to claim your award. All prize money will be mailed out with 1 week following the event.  Age group awards not picked up on race day may pick up awards at the Millennium Running Store during normal business hours.

Air Travel: 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.

Lodging: The Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester is offering participants a special rate of $149/night for the night of 11/11/2017. Put in the check-in date of Nov.11, then click on the box that says “more search options.” Enter promo code 17MARA and the special rate will show up. Reservations can be made online at or via telephone, 603-625-1000 and let the reservations department know you are booking under the marathon.

Refunds & Transfers: Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.

General FAQs: Read a full list of General FAQ’s by clicking here.










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