Road Race

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Welcome to the 86th Running of the Manchester Road Race.

The annual 4.748-mile run through Manchester’s central streets will be held at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. (November 24, 2022). The MRR is one of the nation’s premier turkey trots, and has become a holiday tradition in Connecticut that attracts thousands of runners and spectators each year.

On-line registration and more details about the road race are available at  

 The entry fee is $32 for runners who register by September 30th.  All participants who sign up prior to October 1st will receive a personalized bib with their name printed on it.  

 The entry fee increases to $37 on October 1st, and to $42 on November 19th at 3 p.m. 

In addition to the on-line registration, the road race committee has also scheduled walk-in registration and bib pick-up at several area locations on the following dates:

       ---Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the MRR Sports Expo,  Manchester High School cafeteria, 134 East Middle Turnpike in Manchester;

      ---Monday, November 21, 2022 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet, 1003 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford; and,

      ---Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Urban Lodge Brewery, 47 Purnell Place in Manchester. 

      Entrants who have already registered will also be able to pick up their number bibs on Thanksgiving morning from 8-9 a.m. at the Bennet Academy’s Cone Gymnasium, 1551 Main Street in Manchester. No post entries will be accepted on race day.

Registration will close on Tuesday, November 22, at 11:59 p.m (EST). Post entries will not be accepted on race day

For the third straight year, race officials are also offering a virtual road race option which will allow runners to download a smart phone app and participate in the MRR from any location in the world. Information about the virtual MRR is also available at

The Manchester Road Race Committee and local veterans organizations will collaborate once again this year to honor the Armed Forces members and veterans who are running in the annual road race. Race officials announced that they will hold their “Veterans' Row Tribute” for all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and veterans who enter the road race on Thanksgiving Day. A pre-race reception with light refreshments is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is located near the corner of Main Street and East Center Street in Manchester.  All veterans will receive a MRR commemorative pin.

Find all the details for Manchester’s Thanksgiving tradition online!



  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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