MPD’s Footrace for the Fallen set for Oct. 11

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MANCHESTER, NH — The Manchester Police Department, the Manchester Police Athletic League, and Member’s First Credit Union will host the ninth annual Footrace for the Fallen 5K road race on October 11 at 10 a.m.

The race starts in front of Manchester Police Headquarters at 405 Valley St and ends inside Gill Stadium. The Footrace for the Fallen honors all fallen police officers and began in 2007 – a year after Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs was killed in the line of duty. All proceeds from the race benefit the Manchester Police Athletic League, a center city organization that connects police officers with youth through sports and recreational activities.

This year’s race expects to attract over 1,000 participants for a flat and fast course that goes directly through downtown Manchester. Runners enter Gill Stadium from Maple Street and finish on the 40-yard line of the field passing signs bearing the names of all of New Hampshire’s law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The first 500 registrants get a free race T-shirt and all racers 21 years of age and over can enjoy a beer garden after the race.

The title sponsor is Member’s First Credit Union, who has been the leading sponsor of the Footrace for the Fallen since the event’s inception. More information about the race and a link to registration can be found at


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