For thousands of runners, toeing the line on Main Street in Manchester Thanksgiving morning is more than just a race. For many, the Manchester Road Race is a tradition that’s as inextricably linked with the holiday as the Macy’s parade, turkey and football.
But what if you can’t make it?
That’s the situation UConn student Caitlin Eaton-Robb found herself in last year while she was studying abroad in Valencia, Spain.
“It’s something that’s really important to us as a family — a Thanksgiving tradition,” she said. “We all run it in the morning, sometimes in costume, and then spend the rest of the day in our race T-shirts and sweatpants. So for me, it’s a really important...