The Manchester Road Race is a 4.748 mile Thanksgiving Day Race annually involving over 15,000 participants in a tradition steeped event. The Race Committee values every participant, respecting the first person crossing the finish line as well as the last participant who crosses the finish line after they have climbed their mountain. The town of Manchester embraces the annual event as witnessed by the large spectator attendance and exudes pride in its hometown event. You just have to run Manchester to appreciate this unique Holiday event. "This is Thanksgiving in Manchester," but if fate prevents you from participating in the live race on Thanksgiving morning, we hope the interactive digital version of our course will tide you over until we see you on race day, shake your hand and congratulate you on your accomplishment !