july, 2019

14jul8:00 am12:00 pmBoilermaker 15K8:00 am - 12:00 pm Boilermaker 15K, 2201 Dwyer Ave, Utica

Event Details

Boilermaker 15K

One of the most renowned 15K races in the nation, the Boilermaker 15K also hosts a post-race party and live concert to wrap up the two and a half hour long race.

Boilermaker 15k

Photo Courtesy of Don Bray

History of Boilermaker 15K

The Boilermaker 15K Road Race began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ECR International’s Utica Boiler brand. The race, along with other events hosted throughout the weekend, raises money to help give back to the community, while also spreading awareness about living a healthy life. Operating the Boilermaker Urban Initiative, which is the organization’s community outreach arm, Boilermaker supports charitable organizations through various means.

What to Expect at Boilermaker 15K

Serving as the main event, the Boilermaker 15K Road Race is referred to as one of the nations best 15K races. Always starting on the second Sunday of July, the Boilermaker is a competitive 2 hour and 30-minute race. With over twenty water stations throughout the course and entertainment at every mile, runners and attendees can enjoy live bands and “front porch DJs,” all while being safe and having fun. Filled with a cheering crowd and endless support, the Boilermaker 15K is an event worth watching.

Along with the 15K, there is the 45 minute Carbone 5K Race, where runners will get to be a part of the last 5 kilometers of the Boilermaker course. Kids will also have a chance to get into the spirit of the Boilermaker with the non-competitive Utica National Kids’ Run. Other Boilermaker events include the Wheelchair Race, Youth Olympics, and the Police and Firefighter Competition. When the races are all over, the F.X. Matt Brewing Company hosts the Saranac Post Race Party, an event that celebrates the runners and their friends and family as they enjoy live music, Saranac beer and soft drinks, food, and the awards ceremony.

Boilermaker 15K Weekend Events

Boilermaker provides all different activities, allowing everyone a chance to do something fun and active. Along with the races, the Fitness Mill Health and Wellness Expo will start on Friday, July 12 from noon to 7 p.m. and continue on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering food, live entertainment, merchandise, the runners’ forum, health and wellness services, and more. During the Expo, guests can participate in the Boilermaker Pasta Dinner or Pasta Challenge where runners and their friends and family can participate in the all-you-can-eat pasta buffet and eating competition.

Take Amtrak to Boilermaker 15K

Experience the 15K Road Race via Amtrak to Utica Station in Central New York — Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Utica Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Utica office today at: 315-736-0002.

Time

(Sunday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Boilermaker 15K

2201 Dwyer Ave, Utica

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