This is just a very quick reminder that the Manchester Road Race is filling up fast and will most likely sell out! The race is capped at 15,000 participants with only 14,000 slots available online. Once 14,000 slots are taken the online registration will be shut down and you’ll be left to your own devices. Actually you’ll be left to register in person the week of the race.
The cost to run in the greatest race in the world is $30 and there is a small online registration fee of less than $2 (or around there). The field is always highlighted by Olympic caliber runners and is a Manchester tradition in its 78th year.
New this year is a King/Queen of the Hill competition. If you are a local you may have noticed a new blue line at the top of Porter St. marking the crest of the hill. The first male and female to the top of the hill get a $1,000 bonus, the only caveat being they must finish in the top 10 overall in their gender. This is probably the coolest/most exciting thing the wonderful road race committee has done in recent memory – at least from a competitive interest standpoint.
You may have also noticed the fresh paint of the mile markers along the course. The 2-mile is marked with white paint and the Road Race logo so as not to confuse drivers (the mark is right at the intersection of Porter and Wyllis Streets). All other markers are blue lines across the road.