Manchester Invitational |



7:30am: Race Packet Pickup for Teams
9:00am: Girls Freshman (2.1 miles)
9:30am: Boys Freshman (2.1 miles)
10:00am: Girls “C” JV (2.1 miles)
10:30am: Boys “C” JV (2.1 miles)
11:00am: Girls “B” JV (5k)
11:30am: Boys “B” JV (5k)
12:00pm: Girls “A” Varsity – Small School (5k)
12:30pm: Boys “A” Varsity – Small School (5k)
1:00pm: Girls “A” Varsity – Large School (5k)
1:30pm: Boys “A” Varsity – Large School (5k)
2:15pm: Awards Ceremony




Coaches will need to register and fill out the information sheet that can be found HERE. This is for the collection of accurate contact information. All meet communication will be made through this platform, teams will not be considered registered until their coach has signed up as the school’s point of contact.

Starting on August 26 we will be providing all registered coaches/teams with invoices and W-9’s for their athletic departments to process. Please make sure to register yourself to ensure proper documentation is provided.

High School Coaches will then register their rosters via DirectAthletics. The deadline to register your team is Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 9:00am.

Registration Fees:  Entries fees or school PO’s need to be post marked by September 17, 2024. Late entry fees will ONLY be accepted with the late fee of $25. Entry fees can be done via check or credit card (at the point of coaches registration online). Please make checks payable to: Millennium Running. Checks can be sent to: Millennium Running, 138 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, NH 03110

$125 per team*

Unlimited Entries

Covers unlimited athletes (7 x “A”, 7 x “B”, “C” & Freshmen Unlimited) of one gender

*if paid prior to 9/17/24. After this date, a $25 late fee will be incurred

$25 per athlete

Individual HS Athletes on Incomplete Non-Scoring Teams


Starting Boxes: Starting boxes are assigned randomly for each varsity race. Freshman and JV races will use the same box number as their varsity team. In those Freshman and Junior Varsity races please allow no more than two athletes on the front line as there will be two schools (one large, one small) per box.

Directions: Derryfield Park, Louis Israel Martel Dr, Manchester, NH.

Courses: The Manchester Invitational will utilize both the 2.1 Mile Course and the famed 5k cross country course at Derryfield Park.

5k Course Map – Boys and Girls JV “B” and all varsity races
2.1 Mile Course Map – Boys and Girls Freshman and JV “C”

Timing & Scoring: Each H.S. athlete will receive a finishing time and for all races team scores will be produced with the exception of JV “C” which will not be team scored.

Team Size: Team entry fees will cover unlimited athletes! Due to course safety the Varsity and JV “B” races are limited to 7 entries per team. The JV “C” and Freshman races each have unlimited entries to teams.

Course Time Limits: Due to the size of the meet and scheduling restrictions, there will be a strict 5k course time limit of 26:00 for Boys and 28:00 for Girls across all the 5k races (Varsity and JV-B). Athletes who are unable to meet this criteria are welcome to race in the Freshman or JV-C races. Athletes who are entered in the 5k races and fall behind the course time limit will not be permitted to finish and will be listed as a DQ.

Large vs Small School Competition: The NHIAA defines Division I, or Large School, as an enrollment of 1200+ students. The Manchester Invitational will honor that as a guideline for our event as well. That being said, any team may “race up” if they wish!

Results: Official results will be produced using chip timing in conjunction with FinishLynx cameras. Each athlete will receive a bib with timing chip adhered to the back, as well as a corresponding hip number. Results will be displayed on monitors adjacent to the finish line and published live on


Varsity Races:
Individuals: Medals for Top 25, and Plaques for the Overall Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd Place in each varsity race.
Team: Medals for team members on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in each varsity race.

JV Races: 
Individuals: Medals for Top 15 and a Plaque for the Overall Winner in the JV “B” race.
Team: Medals for team members on 1st place teams in the JV “B” race.
*There are no individual nor team awards for the JV “C” race.

Freshman Races: 
Individuals: Medals for Top 15, and Plaques for Overall Winner in the freshman race.
Team: Medals for team members on 1st place team in the freshman race.

Team Tents: Teams are welcome to set up tents throughout Derryfield Park.

Bus Parking: Dedicated bus parking will be locating at Hillside Middle School (please use the Belmont St. entrance).

Spectator Parking: Parking will be available on residential side streets.


Varsity 5k Meet Records

15:03 – Byron Grevious, Phillips Exeter, NH – 2023
17:20 – Ruth White, Orono, ME  – 2023

Freshman 2.1m Meet Records

11:10 – William Heenan, Londonderry, NH – 2017
12:14 – Caroline Fischer, BG, NH – 2016


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