Run Manchester

1 Mile, 5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Aug 2, 2014


Manchester, MI

About This Activity

A fun group of young, energetic and dedicated citizens is proud to announce its 7th annual community fund-raising event. The Manchester Area Friends in Action's goal is to sponsor local events and raise money to directly support activities, clubs and causes for the children in and around Manchester.

In that spirit, the group is excited to announce the 7th annual "Run Manchester," which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2nd.   "Run Manchester" will feature 10k, 5k, and 1-mile fun-run events, and is open to everyone! Run, jog or walk--or even roll--your way to the finish line and be a part of our tradition starting Aug. 2, 2014. Prizes will be awarded in each age category.

Everyone is welcome to run into history by joining "Run Manchester" event. Are you an experienced runner, an avid walker, or do you simply enjoy fresh air? "Run Manchester" is just for you. The race will take participants through historic downtown Manchester, through the quaint village streets and highlight the community's beautiful schools and parks!

Be sure to save the date and invite family and friends to join you for a fun-filled day in Manchester, beginning with the morning "Run Manchester" and sharing in the day long Manchester Street Festival, which will follow the race and run well into the evening. Make this a FUN day to be in Manchester!

To get involved, contact "Run Manchester" Amelia Woods or any event chair listed below..

Event details and schedule

Manchester Street Festival

Schedule of Events

8:00am                   Run Manchester (Awards at 10:30am)     

9:00am                   Live Music on Adrian St (Last Band Starts at 7pm)

9:00am                   Festival Marketplace

9:00am                   Block of Health

9:00am                   Juried Art Fair

9:00am                   Vintage Car Show (Judging at 3pm)

9:00am                   Kids Korner (Closes at 3pm)

9:00am                   Live Music at the Gazebo (Ends at 3pm)

                             Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Dive Team

Noon                      Michigan Sheriff’s Association driving simulator & seat-belt                                convincer (Ends at 7pm)

Noon                      Dunk Tank sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #426

                             (Scheduled Appearances TBA)

Noon                      Bounce House (Closes at 7pm)

1:30pm                   Fireman’s Challenge

3:00pm                   Bed Races (Judged by our local Clergy)

4:00pm                   Kid’s Bike Race (Register between Clinton & Washington)

4:00pm                   26’ Rock Climbing Wall (Closes at 7pm)

5:00pm                   Chamber of Commerce Duck Races

** Activities Close at 7pm – Live Music Until 8:30pm ** Beer Tent and Live Music continues until Midnight**

Event Chair/Run Manchester – Amelia Woods

Event Co-Chair/Run Manchester – Jill Corwin

Festival Marketplace/non profits – Sharon Curtis

Juried Art Fair – Dee Miles

Music Chair – Mike Austin

Music Co-Chair – Aileen Rohwer

Kids Korner – Carl Curtis

Live Performances – Kari Newman

Bed Races – Ron Milkey

Kids Bike Race – Sandra Wiitala

Vintage Car Show – Lester Koch (The Manchester Men’s Club)

Duck Races – Rose Cousineau (The Chamber of Commerce)

Event Publicity – Jen Alber

Block of Health – Kathy Benedict

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