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Charity Bib Program

The Boilermaker's mission is to change people's lives in a positive way through health and movement. We use our various running events to provide people the opportunity to use the sport of road racing as a pathway to physical & mental fitness.

Our community has an abundance of other nonprofit organizations that also work diligently to change the lives of the specific groups of people they serve.

The Charity Bib program is designed to marry the missions of a select group of Central New York nonprofits with the Boilermaker's flagship race events on Boilermaker Weekend by offering a limited number of bibs for the 5K & 15K at no cost to each organization. Each organization is then able to find participants who each commit to raise a minimum of $500 in order to receive one of their allotted bibs. All money raised and collected by each organization is used to support their individual missions. Since its inception, this program has raised over $600,000 for our respective Charity Bib partners.

How It Works

If you want to run for one of our Charity partners:

  • You must commit to raising a minimum of $500 the organization.
  • You will be awarded one of the charity's available bibs as long as the minimum donation is met.
  • Your bib can be used in the event of your choice: either the 15k or 5k race.
  • As of 5/26/22, there are no COVID restrictions to participate in the July 2022 Boilermaker event. This is subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines, and all registered runners are expected to follow precautions in place on race day. Read the press release here for more information.

If you want to support one of our Charity partners:

  • Make a donation to support the runner or charity of your choice!










2022 Charity Partners

If you are interested in participating on behalf of any of these organizations, either click on their name above or call the number listed next to them to reach out directly to express your interest!



Previous Participating Charity Partners

  • Compassion Coalition
  • David's Refuge
  • Food Bank of CNY
  • Griffin's Guardians
  • Herkimer County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.
  • Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Johnson Park Center
  • Kids Oneida, Inc. - (Now ICAN)
  • Masonic Care Community
  • On My Team 16
  • Samaritan Counseling Center of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.
  • The Center for Leadership Excellence
  • The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation
  • The Root Farm
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Stanley Theater
  • Young Scholars