NH’s LARGEST MARATHON
5k, 13.1, 26.2
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*)
COURSE TIME LIMIT: 7 hours
*Garmin is an estimation of distance – actual course certification distance is 26.2 miles.
CMC MARATHON, HALF & RELAYS START TIME: 8:50am
SAFRAN OPTICS 1 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
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 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 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|
|Elm @ Central||5.6||5.6|
|Dorrs Pond Parking Lot||9.5||9.5|
|Al Lemire Field||11.4||11.4|
|Elm @ Central||–||13.2|
|West Side Ice Arena||–||17|
|Rail Trail U-Turn||–||20|
|West Side Ice Arena||–||22.8|
|Elm @ Central||–||25.4|
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.
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
|1:45||3:30||Ryan Peterson / Simon Angela Winkler|
|1:52||3:45||Mariana Wingood / Aaron Braunstein|
|2:00||4:00||Karen Benway / Carrie Miller|
|2:07||4:15||Kat Page / Paul Miller|
|2:15||4:30||Mali / Traci Pogue|
|2:22||4:45||Rebekah Thomas / Jenn Miola|
|2:30||5:00||Mark V. Grandonico / Joanna Braley|
|2:45||5:30||Deanne Cooper / Aubrey Netzel|
|3:00||6:00||Tom Perri / Bill (Bilal) Ozaslan|
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. (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
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.
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 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 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 New Hampshire Lasik Associates
Finishers of the event will receive a link to their finisher video, generously sponsored by our friends at New Hampshire Lasik Associates. The link will be emailed online 2-3 business days following the event.
TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE DISTANCE, TO VIRTUAL, OR TO A NEW PARTICIPANT (INDIVIDUALS ONLY)
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.
If you’d like to transfer your registration to a new participant, begin HERE by editing your entry. After triggering your edit entry link via email, please select “”Transfer Registration” button at the top of your entry. You may then enter the email address of the person who will be transferring into the event in your place. They’ll receive a link to register with your previous entry fee carrying over. Please note, there is a $10 transfer fee to complete this process.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.