Thousands take part in Manchester Road Race

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– The 81st Manchester Road Race kicked off on Thanksgiving morning.

Some people really got into the spirit putting together creative costumes to show off during the race.

Related: Chelimo, Kejela win 81st Manchester Road Race

Thousands of runners took part in it all, while 50,000 spectators cheered along the route.

“Just to see all the neighbors on the side of the road, With their music, with their beer and just cheering us on it is just a lot of fun,” said Val Payne, Manchester.

Related: Lagat, Chelimo in field for Manchester Road Race

Race proceeds are donated each year to Muscular Dystrophy research and about 18 other local charities.

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