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15K Road Race presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

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The Boilermaker 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is the premier event of Boilermaker Weekend. This world-renowned race is often referred to as the country's best 15K. The Boilermaker 15K is recognized for its entertaining yet challenging course and racing's best post-race party, hosted by the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, featuring Saranac beer and a live concert! Both spectators and participants are encouraged to download and use the RaceJoy mobile app on race day in order to track runners or be tracked. Learn more about RaceJoy HERE.  

With plenty of water supports, strong attention to medical detail, and crowd support like no other race, the Boilermaker 15K is an event worth training and traveling for and should be on every runner's "must-do" list. Update 6-29-21: Participation will be limited to fully vaccinated athletes only. Proof of vaccination must be provided at packet pick-up.

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Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Start Time:

8:15 a.m.

Packet Pickup:

The MVHS Health and Wellness Expo
Former Macy's, Sangertown Square, 8555 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY 13413

Start Location:

Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl.
Utica, NY
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Distance & Course:

The course is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) USATF recertified in 2012. The course is marked in kilometers and miles with over twenty official water and aid stations. Streets are closed to traffic for 2 hours 30 minutes and splits are given every mile and at 5K and 10K markers.

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The course is restricted to registered, vaccinated athletes and official race personnel. Walkers, dogs, skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, bicycles, and baby joggers/strollers are prohibited. We strongly discourage the use of headphones.

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Prizes & Awards

The 2021 Boilermaker will not include an elite athlete division or prize money. We look forward to welcoming back our world-class, professional athletes from around the world in July 2022!