Founded in 2009, Manchester Running Company is proud to be one of Connecticut's top running clubs with over 250 members. Directed and operated by Manchester natives, MRC is home to your community of runners and aspiring runners. MRC hosts numerous events throughout the year and sponsors a rapidly growing running club. Our coaching plans, included in your membership, offer individualized running plans for beginners to elite runners. We host several training groups which are open to all levels and ages. In addition to these great services, MRC also sells gear and shoes from select brands and offers great discounts to club members. All proceeds from Manchester Running Company’s events benefit a non-profit organization or Manchester public school.
Manchester has long been the hub of running in the state, annually hosting the CIAC State High School Cross Country Class Championships, State Open Championships, and has hosted the New England Championships several times as well. In addition to the tradition of hosting numerous High School Cross Country Championships, the town draws national attention each year with the Manchester Road Race run on Thanksgiving Day and drawing nearly 15,000 participants.
Manchester is home to some great trails and parks to run in such as Wickham Park, the Rail Trail, Case Mountain, Howard/Porter Reservoir, and many excellent road routes; we tell you about some of these routes in our Where We Run section.