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Brr!! Frigid Temps for Manchester Thanksgiving Day Road Race

Posted on November 24, 2018

by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     Baby, it was cold outside! On a day usually dedicated to turkey – frigid temperatures were more suited to penguins at the 82nd Manchester Road Race. At race time, 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day it was 17 degrees but add in a wind chill factor and it felt like single digit weather. Many runners came dressed for the cold but some elite contestants still wore shorts and sleeveless shirts !! Plenty of costumes too. Both the male and female winners were from Kenya ~ the race is known to attract top competitors from around the globe. More than 12,000 runners were registered but reportedly about 2,000 did not finish – likely due to the cold. Plenty of spectators still…

Manchester Road Race Adds Veteran’s Row to Thanksgiving Day Event

Posted on November 18, 2018

                      Write-up & photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   New this year to the Manchester Road Race is a Veteran’s Row. According to race organizers, veterans will gather between 8-9:30 a.m., the morning of the race on Thanksgiving Day at the Vietnam Memorial. The memorial is located at the top of Main Street, near East Center Street. Runners who indicate they are veterans on their registration form with be given more details.   As of 7:30 a.m. 11/18, the total number of registered runners was 11,788. In its 82nd year, the MRR is a popular holiday tradition attracting elite runners from across the globe, as well as, generations of area families who continue to…