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Manchester Fire Cross Country 5K

Fri September 8, 2023 Manchester, NH 03104 US Directions


5K - Adult

5:30PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT
Open to ages 14+.

5K - Youth

5:30PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT
Open to ages 13 and under.


Derryfield Park
Manchester, NH US 03104


Join us on Friday, September 8th at 5:30 p.m. for the 4th annual Manchester Fire Cross Country 5K brought to you by Local 856. 


Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1954, IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases. For 60 years strong, our nation’s heroes have raised more than $558 million to save and improve the lives of families fighting muscle disease. "With MDA, the IAFF’s support is not going to come to an end until the need for MDA doesn’t exist."


START / FINISH:  Derryfield Park, Manchester, NH.  The course is a loop, and has some hills and some unpaved and grassy terrain.  


POST-RACE PARTY!  Participants 21+ will have access to our beer garden.  Beer and food will be available for purchase.


RACE SWAG:  Short sleeve event shirts will be given to the first 100 registered participants.   



Adults 14 and older $30 / $35 day of the event

Youth 13 and under:  $20 / $25 day of the event 



  • Day of the event starts at 4 p.m. 


CREATE A TEAM and earn bragging rights!!  Grab some buddies and form a team.  The fastest team will win a team prize and bragging rights!


START A FUNDRAISING TEAM!  100% of the funds raised will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  The fundraising team who raised the most funds will win a prize!!



Downloadable race photos will be available shortly after the race. Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date details.



This is a dog-friendly event!  Your four-legged pals are welcome to join you on the course.  



This event will take place rain or shine. Stay connected on our social media channels for the most up-to-date weather information.


Our main priority is the health and safety of our participants, staff, volunteers, and spectators. If you are sick or feeling ill we ask that you please stay home.  


AWARDS/PRIZES:  Top 3 overall male/female finishers will win GREAT prizes!


Official Charity - Muscular Dystrophy Association

Since 1950, we've spearheaded efforts to transform the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.  CLICK HERE to learn more about MDA.


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