After the most successful year in Manchester Running Company’s brief history we are pleased announce several dates for our 2017 calendar of events! MRC and all of our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and spectators helped raise $50,000 for local non-profits and charities in 2016. As an appreciation to our loyal race participants we have special pricing now through the end of the year.
Save the Dates:
Finally Spring 5k! and Kids Run: April 8, 2017 – our original endeavor and now going on its ninth edition. The FS5K is primarily a trail race on a humbling course. The course is beautiful and picturesque but don’t expect your fastest time. Do expect awesome running socks by Sock Guy for all participants, awesome prizes and there is even talk of this being part of the USATF-CT Trail Series. We also have a great 1-mile kids run that isn’t too tough and is only $5. Registration is Open!
Spring Street Mile & Life Without Limits 5k: June 10, 2017 – The fastest mile in CT and the most inspirational 5k all in one place! The mile is a whirlwind adventure down Spring Street and we’re not going to guarantee you’ll set a personal best, but it’s tough to not come close. We give out a lot of prize money in the mile and some cool SWAG. The Life Without Limits 5k raises funds for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford and is frequented by Team Hoyt New England. Registration is open for the Mile; we’ll let you know once registration opens for the 5k.
MRC Track & Field Series: Thursdays in July, 2017 – A great way to try something you’ve never done before, or perfect something you were once great at in high school is the track & field series. The meets are primarily geared toward youth, but we get plenty of adults reliving their glory days. On the youth side, we offer very affordable pricing and great fun – we’ll teach some technique and get right into the competition. We are grateful for a grant from USATF-CT to allow us to use automatic timing this year. Oh and did we mention we’ll be contesting the steeplechase as well!? Registration is open, but please note if you register online, you’re registering for the whole series. If you want to just come to one meet, you’ll register that particular evening.
CT Women of Hope 10k/5k/1-Mile: September 16, 2017 – A quiet, serene course in the fall of Mansfield, come run a moderately rare distance in these parts – the 10k! We also have a 5k but we give the good prizes to the 10k runners and of course have an awesome charity mile (walk or jog – non competitive). This event raises funds for the CT Women of Hope, which is a great organization helping those with Ovarian Cancer – all the money they raise stays right here in CT to help out survivors and their families, along with those who are currently battling the disease. Registration is open!
We are also encouraging you to save the date for the Shelton Run 4 Life 5k and of course the Beards & Beers 5k. While these are not set in stone quite yet, the dates are very likely September 21st in Shelton and November 11th for Beards and Beers. We will of course keep you posted on those events!