Citizens Shamrock Half-Marathon & Relay - MillenniumRunning.com
 

Take the challenge. Get the bling!

Get your Irish on and tackle the Golden Shamrock Challenge! Complete the Citizens Shamrock Half-Marathon (as an individual or on a relay team) and the Citizens Shamrock Shuffle and you’ll earn the coveted “Golden Shamrock” medal. *Relay team members need to register for each event separately.

*Golden Shamrocks will be distributed after the Shuffle at the results kiosk at Race Day HQ

Go the distance. Earn the jacket!

Complete at least 3 events totaling 26.2 miles to earn the Elliot Millennium Running Series Jacket. For complete list of events, rules and details, Learn More

Run more, run faster, score points!

The Points Chase is a motivational and competitive component to participating in our Signature events. For standings, rules and details, Learn More

Half Marathon & Relay Course

A one of a kind, multi-loop, spectator-friendly, 13.1 mile course in Downtown Manchester with cheer zones and relay exchange zones at the Wild Rover Irish Pub and Shaskeen Irish Pub.

For turn by turn directions click here.

Course Time Limit: 3.5 Hours.

Event Details

HALF MARATHON & RELAYRACE DATE: Saturday, March 26, 2022
START TIME: 8:50am
START/FINISH LINE LOCATION: The common start/finish line is located in front of Veterans Park in Downtown Manchester (799 Elm St)
SHUFFLE (2 MILES)RACE DATE: Sunday, March 27, 2022
START TIME: 9:00am
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 days/times:

  • Friday, March 25, 10am-7pm

RACE DAY BIB PICK-UP: 
Saturday’s Half Marathon & Relay: Beginning at 7:30am at the Registration Tent located at Veterans Park in Manchester
Sunday’s Shuffle: Beginning at 8:00am at the Registration Tent located at Veterans Park in Manchester


APPAREL:
The first 1,250 registrants in the Half & Relay will receive a long sleeve event shirt that can be picked up during Early and during Race Day Bib Pick-Up.


DIRECTIONS:
Veteran’s Park, 889 Elm Street, Manchester, NH.

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


GEAR CHECK: (SATURDAY 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.


MEDICAL:
The Elliot will have medical stations located throughout the course as well as a medical tent at the finish line.

AID STATIONS:
Located approximately every 2 miles for the Half & Relay and at the halfway point in the 5k.

All aid Stations will include water, Gatorade, and port-o-johns/toilets. Energy Shots and fruit will be available at the 8.4 mile aid station.

Their locations are at the following mile markers:

Location Mile #
2.4
5
6.5
8.4
9
10.3


BATHROOMS:
Each aid station (see above for locations) will have a port-o-john. 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.


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.

FINISHER MEDALS:  
Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon & Relay medals will be distributed at the finish line to all half marathoners and relay teams. Those who complete the Citizens Bank Shamrock Half & Relay and the Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle the following day will receive “Golden Shamrock” medals on Sunday at the conclusion of the Shuffle at the registration kiosk.

OVERALL & AGE GROUP AWARDS:
Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Men & Women, as well as the top 3 male and female in each 5-yr age group. (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+). Awards will be emailed after the event. Stop by the Awards Tent following the race to claim your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

RELAY TEAM AWARDS: 
Awards will be given to the top three relay teams; in the male, female and co-ed divisions.


RELAY SPECIFIC DETAILS

RELAY DISTANCES:
Relay splits are as follows: Leg 1 – 4.3 Miles, Leg 2 – 5.5 Miles, Leg 3 – 3.3 Miles.

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 adjacent to the finish line at Veteran’s Park – Relay exchange zone 2 will be at the Wild Rover Pub.

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 4.4 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: 
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


REFUNDS & TRANSFERS: Please read our Credit & Transfer Policy for full information.

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

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Virtual Details

VIRTUAL RACE DATE & TIMES
Race with us from where ever you are on whatever day & time that works for you between March 1 & 28.


BIBS, MEDALS & LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS
Long sleeve shirts are limited to first 1,250 registered in-person and virtual participants combined.   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, 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, March 28.


RESULTS
Official Results will be published exclusively on millenniumrunning.com on Monday, March 29. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday, March 28 to submit your time using the unique link provided in your confirmation email.


RACE PHOTOS
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 invite you to share your experience on Facebook and Instagram tagging @millenniumrunning and using the #millenniumrunning hashtag


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.

Registration

INDIVIDUAL HALF-MARATHON
$65 until January 2nd at 11:59pm
$75 from January 3rd – March 1st at 11:59pm
$85 from March 2nd – March 25th at 9:00am
No race day registration available.

3 PERSON RELAY
$105 until January 2nd at 11:59pm
$120 from January 3rd – March 1st at 11:59pm
$135 from March 2nd – March 25th at 9:00am
No race day registration available.

INDIVIDUAL GOLDEN SHAMROCK
$90 until January 2nd at 11:59pm
$100 from January 3rd – March 1st at 11:59pm
$110 from March 2nd – March 25th at 9:00am
No race day registration available.

Long sleeve t-shirts are limited to first 1,250 registered in-person and virtual participants combined.

RUN VIRTUALLY

Unable to make it to the race in person? Run the race anywhere you want and submit your results online.

Individual Half Marathon: $40
3 Person Relay: $40
Individual Golden Shamrock: $60

Must register by 11:59pm on March 21 to have bib, shirt & medal shipped for race day.

*Virtual registration closes at 11:59pm on Friday, March 26.

Your registration includes…

• Finisher’s Medal
• Long Sleeve T-Shirt (first 1,250 to register)
• Sam Adams Beer Ticket (ages 21+)
• Free Race Photos
• Finish Line Video

Millennium Running takes great pride in not only producing the best events possible for our running community, but more importantly, we are proud to give back to our local community. Whether it be through event proceeds from our Millennium Running Signature Events or helping organizations raise money with our event services, we strive to enrich our community with fitness and fun while raising valuable funds for hundreds of charities. [+] learn more

Official Event Charity

Millennium Running is proud to support the New Hampshire Food Bank as the official charity beneficiary of the Citizens Shamrock Half-Marathon, Relay & Shuffle. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, serves as the only food bank in the state, working to provide nutritious food and resources to the hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents that are food insecure. The Food Bank supplies millions of pounds of food annually to more than 425 partner agencies, including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior centers and more. In turn, these agencies provide hunger relief to those suffering from food insecurity throughout the state.

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Event Details

5kRACE DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2022
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)
MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & RELAYSRACE DATE: Sunday, November 13, 2022
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


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: (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.


AID STATIONS:
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
Readey Street 7.2 7.2
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
Circle K 18.3
Circle K 20
Entrance to Goffstown Rail Trail (Moose Club) 21.9
Dupont Splash Pad 23.9
Bridge Street Cafe 25.4


BATHROOMS:
Each aid station (see above for locations) will have a port-o-john. 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.


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.

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. (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 DISTANCES:
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).

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 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 TRANSPORTATION:
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


REFUNDS & TRANSFERS: Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.

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

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