The 4th Annual - Run the Heater 5K usually starts and ends at Singing Beach but due to anticipated construction at Singing Beach this fall, we will be using a revised route this year. The Heater is the traditional route that early citizens of Manchester used to warm up their horses. This 3.1 mile route celebrates this Manchester tradition, and brings you through and around the heart of Downtown Manchester. Kids will run a separate race on the beach with medal to be given every particitipant. Other fun activities will include facepainting, live music and a fun family atmosphere.
Due to anticipated construction at Singing Beach this fall, we will be using a revised route this year which will begin and end at Manchester-Essex Regional High School. The 5K course will start on Lincoln Street in front of the High School. It will travel up Lincoln St. to Arbella St to Pleasant St Ext. It will go down Pleasant St. to Pine St to Central St. From Central St. it will go to Beach Street; turn down Old Neck Rd to Sea St. From Sea St. it will travel to Summer St and then back to Lincoln St. The kids fun run will start in front of the High School on Lincoln Street and we run down the street and back again.
Proceeds will benefit the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department and the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club.