Greater Manchester Running Club


Did you hear? AARC is now GMRC.

The board voted last night in favor of changing our club name from Athletic Alliance Running Club to Greater Manchester Running Club. 125 club members voted in the online ballot, with 51% in favor of the GMRC option and 80% in favor of the name change idea. This is an exciting change and the board is working hard on all the details that accompany it, so stay tuned for things like a new logos, website, gear and more. 

Yoga Balance – Flexibility for Runner Seminar!

FREE Flexibility For Runners Seminar!

Now that the Boston Marathon is almost in the books (or your training is ramping up) we have partnered with Yoga Balance to offer a free seminar to improve flexibility, stability and range of motion. This will make you a more efficient runner and reduce the risk of injury!

When: Saturday April 28th from 7:30-8:30

Where: Yoga Balance 135 Hooksett Road • Manchester, NH 03104 (across the street from Livingston Park Track)

The Plan: I’ll be in the Yoga Balance parking lot at 6:30 for a 50 minute run and then we head in to get flexible!

20 Slots available so contact us at if you want in. First come first serve!

SWIM WITH A MISSION – Swim Across Newfound Lake

Hello all, happy first day of Spring!!  With the new season brings new adventures such as Swim with a Mission!  If you are not a swimmer, please don’t let that scare you off.  This events needs volunteers as well!! Last years volunteers and swimmers alike worked hard / swam hard and clearly loved every second!  Swim with a Mission was by far one of the best events a group of us did from AARC last year.  As the race was wrapping up, the Navy seals showed us what they do best jumping out of planes, mock rescue and of course the Navy Seal K-9 unit!!  Please come honor our veterans at this years Swim with a Mission!




Please join us for an open water swim festival to honor our Veterans on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at beautiful Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, the cleanest lake in the Northeast U.S.A. Enjoy a day of competition, live military demonstration, music, food, and more. Last year’s event drew over 2000 attendees and raised over $370,000 to support our Veterans. PS…if you look carefully at the picture below, you will see a member of AARC…

■ 1K, 5K and 10K individual swims

■ 10K team relay swim

■ Meet our U.S. Navy SEALs

■ Music, food and fun for the whole family

■ Live military demonstrations by U.S. Navy SEALs and K-9 SEAL Unit

Grand Prix Race Series 2018

AARC is now an active club eligible to participate in the NH Grand Prix Series.  All the races are listed below with links to each race site.  As well, each race is on the Calendar on our website.  All races are in Red.  Please make sure when you sign up for one of these races, you put Athletic Alliance if they ask for a team / club.  Coach/President Porter and Anders have already participated one…which means they have more points than all of us combined!!  Sign up…Have some fun with it!!

  1. March 10, 12 noon – Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle 5K – Lebanon NH
  2. April 8, 1pm – Nashua Soup Kitchen 10K – Nashua NH
  3. June 10 – WRTA Alliance Fast N’ Flat 5K – Windham NH
  4. June 23 – Capital City Classic 10K – Concord NH
  5. July 21 – Bill Luti 5M – Concord NH
  6. August 12 – Epsom Old Home Days 4M – Epsom NH
  7. September 9 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K – Manchester NH
  8. October 14 – CHaD HERO Half Marathon – Hanover NH