City crews prepare for ‘Little Manchester Road Race’

MANCHESTER -- All day Friday, and into the night, Manchester's DPW crews were busy at work clearing streets and sidewalks ahead of the Little Manchester Road Race.

Thayer Redman is the man behind the race and he too has been preparing all day.

"We want to include the younger kids and kind of give them a feel for it," said Redman.

The Little Manchester Road Race is a little different than its bigger counterpart. It'll have a 50-yard dash for kids and parents, a half, full and two mile race as well.

This year it'll take place at Charter Oak Park.

"The field that we usually run on is covered with four or five inches of snow and we're going to see part of the Charter Oak parking too and the footpath," said Redman

He said the race had to be pushed back two hours to noon in order to give the ice on the roads more time to melt away.

Despite Mother Nature's little speedbump, hundreds of young racers were happy to run the course on Sunday; check out the smiles in the photo gallery below.