Once again Manchester will be the site of the running of the CIGNA/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race.In its 22nd year, the race is the largest road race in New Hampshire, and one of the largest 5K road races in New England! Thousands of elite and recreational runners, walkers and wheelchair entrants will stride through downtown Manchester as the running of the 22nd Annual CIGNA/Elliot Corporate Road Race gets underway on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:20 PM.
In addition to the approximately 5,000 walkers and runners who participate each year, the event draws spectators from around New England who gather along the race route to cheer on the participants. The event draws extensive media coverage as athletes from around the globe come to New Hampshire to participate in the race – the CIGNA/Elliot 5K is the fastest race in New Hampshire recording a sub-14 minute finish in 2003.
Veteran's Park is the official race “headquarters” and where the crowd of thousand collects prior to the firing of the starting gun.Participants will begin arriving in the park after work with a critical mass assembling by 5:30 PM. After the race, participants again re-convene in the park for refreshments and the awards ceremony.