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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, November 11, 2018
2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 41°F (5°C)
Average High: 51°F (10°C)
Average Low: 31° F (0°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.41
Course Score: 97.41

Race Size

2017: 437 Finishers
2016: 486 Finishers
2015: 201 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 8.9%
2016: 18.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Manchester City Marathon was the 144th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 149th largest in 2016.

Last year 8.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 18.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Manchester City Marathon the 228th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 53rd highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.41 ranks it as the 366th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in New Hampshire.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Manchester City Marathon a PR Score of 97.41. This PR Score ranks it as the 314th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in New Hampshire.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 407 feet (124m)
Min Elevation: 131 feet (39m)


Recent Manchester City Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2016 Manchester City Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


This was a challenging, yet beautiful run with nice spectator support. It was pretty well organized, although shirts ran small and there was no way to exchange.

Race Tips

It may not be a great first marathon just because of the hills and a portion of the marathon is on pretty well maintained trails. Manchester City was very welcoming and was a fun, walkable place to hang out after the marathon.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2013 Manchester City Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Spectator friendly. If they know the course they can see particular runners in many locations. For runners, it's rolling hills with good traffic control. There are not many participants (~500) and there are sections that are very remote, and it can get lonely. The last 3 miles have a lot of annoying turns, including a switch back on a sidewalk, which at mile 24 always makes me nervous. Post race refreshments were not strong, although the hot chocolate was very welcomed.

Race Tips

Early November in Manchester can be cold and raw, dress accordingly.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are some banks near downtown Manchester which don't enforce parking on Sundays. This does not appear to be a well known fact as I could easily find parking half an hour pre-race.

Finish Time Equivalent

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