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Manchester Police Athletic League

Footrace for the Fallen Race History

The Manchester Police Footrace for the Fallen began in 2007 to honor Manchester Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.  Sergeant Henry McAllister, Inspector William Moher, Officer Ralph Miller, and Officer Michael Briggs have all paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the City of Manchester.  The Footrace for the Fallen honors these brave men and all officers who have been killed in the line of duty.  Proceeds from the race benefit the Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL), a non-profit organization that provides after school and summer athletic and recreational activities to area youth.

The Footrace for the Fallen continues to be successful and will continue to grow in the years to come.  The race prides itself in being a flat and fast course, making it attractive to runners of all levels.  Click on the Course Map page for details. 

In 2011, The Footrace for the Fallen began working with John Mortimer and Millennium Running to provide a superior race experience for all runners.  Racers are impressed by the professionalism Millennium Running brings to the event.  Footrace for the Fallen now uses Millennium Running for Registration, Timing, and course management.  

In 2013 The Manchester Police Department moved its headquarters to 405 Valley St.  The Footrace for the Fallen will also be moving its course to start at the new MPD.  This newly certified 5K race will start at MPD HQ, pass the Valley St. Jail and the old Manchester Police Department HQ.  The race will finish inside Gill Stadium, the municipal sporting complex that is diagonally across from MPD.  Runners will cross the finish at the 20 yard line of the football field and then be able to enjoy time with friends and family with food, drinks, prizes, and awards.  the 2015 Footrace for the Fallen is expecting to have the most runners in its history.  Sign up today to honor our fallen officers and support a great cause!