Whether it's the live bands playing every mile along the race course,
or it's the 4 to 5 row deep cheering spectator-lined course,
or it's the 40,000 plus post-race party with free Saranac beer,
or it's the fireworks and F-16 post-race flyover,
there is just something very special and very unique about the Utica Boilermaker Road Race.
This Race is not only the crown jewel of the running season for central New York, it's the greatest 15K in the nation.
In 2002, The Boilermaker road race was honored by the Road Runners Club of America by being voted one of the top twenty best road races in the country.
Each July, runners from all over the world including the most elite athletes on the planet come to Utica, NY to run in the Boilermaker.
The Boilermaker has a transformative power on people's lives. Whether it's used as a source of motivation to get in shape or a summer centerpiece used to bring families together for an annual reunion,
nobody finishing the Boilermaker is not either renewed, transformed, enriched, and extremely grateful for the awesome experience.
Visit the Boilermaker's official race website and register today!
Commemorative race glasses are given to each race participant
Fast Facts ➤ Race started in 1978 by founder Earle C. Reed.
➤ First race approx 800 runners, now 14,000+ runners (largest 15K in U.S.)
➤ Road side spectators est. 50,000
➤ Over 6,000 race volunteers.
➤ Male record holder: 42:46 Lelisa Desisa (2010).
➤ Female record holder: 47:57 Edna Kiplagat (2010).
➤ $2 million economic impact on the greater Utica economy.
➤ 300 kegs of free beer at 40,000-person post race party.
➤ Each runner receives a commemorative race glass
➤ Each finisher receives a commemorative finisher's pin
➤ Purchase historical Utica Boilermaker Road Race book ➤ Race posters are commissioned by artists. See
2003 ➤ Official race website