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Wheelchair Race


The Boilermaker's Wheelchair Division has grown into one of the largest & most competitive fields in the country which is a testament to the hard work of our amazing wheelchair athlete-focused volunteer team.

Athletes experience the world-renowned 15K course, recognized for its fun, entertaining yet challenging course, and its post-race party at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

With ample water stops, strong attention to medical detail, and crowd support that is like no other race, the Boilermaker 15K is an event not to be missed.

COVID Safety Protocol:

As of 5/26/22, there are no COVID restrictions to participate in the July 2022 Boilermaker event. The Boilermaker will follow local & federal COVID safety guidelines in place come race day, which are subject to change at any time.

By registering for any in-person event, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status, and/or proof of negative COVID-19 test.

Wheelchair Race

Wheelchair Race Divisions

The Wheelchair Race is comprised of five divisions and competes in the 15K race.

  1. Mens Open
  2. Womens Open
  3. Mens Masters
  4. Womens Masters
  5. Open Quad (Men and Women combined)

 


Sitrin Wheelchair Challenge

The Sitrin Wheelchair Challenge program provides a racing wheelchair to the program participant that can complete the Boilermaker 15K in 2 hours and 15 minutes or less. Since 1997, 35 racing wheelchairs have been awarded to the Challengers. Program participants are chosen though an application process. Typically one chair is awarded per year. Applicants not chosen to be the Challenger can still participate in the race, but are not eligible to win the racing chair. Winners of the racing chair are not eligible to win prize money.

Men's Winners


Year Name Time Country
2022 Daniel S. Romanchuk 31:33 USA
2021 Herman Garic 35:35 USA
2020 COVID    
2019 Daniel Romanchuk 32:32 USA
2018 Daniel Romanchuk 31:45 USA
2017 Daniel Romanchuk 35:05 USA
2016 Daniel Romanchuk 35:05 USA
2015 Joshua Cassidy 32:52 ON
2014 Joshua George 34:01 USA
2013 Joshua Cassidy 34:11 ON
2012 Matthew Lack 36:41 NZ
2011 Krige Schabort 33:16 USA
2010 Krige Schabort 32:59 USA
2009 Krige Schabort 36:52 USA
2008 Krige Schabort 32:57 USA
2007 Krige Schabort 32:51 USA
2006 Saul Mendoza 34:18 USA
2005 Tyler Byers 39:31 USA
2004 Saul Mendoza 31:49 USA
2003 Saul Mendoza 35:09 USA
2002 Kamel B. Ayari 36:53 USA
2001 Saul Mendoza 33:30 USA
2000 Saul Mendoza 32:40 USA
1999 Krige Schabort 33:35 USA
1998 Tony M. Nogueira 36:41 USA
1997 Saul Mendoza 34:05 USA
1996 Tony M. Nogueira 36:15 USA
1995 John Rudolph 42:56 USA
1994 Chris Waddell 40:17 USA
1993 Chris Waddell 41:41 USA
1992 Marty Ball 45:06 USA
1991 Colin Dye 44:04 USA
1990 Bill McGovern 48:50 USA
1989 Tom Nowhitney 1:03:16 USA
1988 Bill McGovern 53:34 USA
1987 Tom Nowhitney 59:00 USA
1986 Bill McGovern 49:25 USA
1985 Jeff Koch 46:53 USA
1984      
1983 Marty Ball 48:06 USA
1982 Marty Ball 48:06 USA
1981 Colin Dye 1:05:29 USA
1980 Marty Ball 53:30 (approx.) USA

Women's Winners


Year Name Time Country
2022 Jenna Fesemyer 43:01 USA
2021 Stephanie Woodward 1:34:13 USA
2020 COVID    
2019 Jenna Fesemyer 43:07 USA
2018 Amanda McGrory 40:00 USA
2017 Amanda McGrory 37:40 USA
2016 Amanda McGrory 41:43 USA
2015 Amanda McGrory 40:08 USA
2014 Amanda McGrory 41:10 USA
2013      
2012 Amanda McGrory 39:33 USA
2011 Amanda McGrory 39:11 USA
2010 Anjali Forber-Pratt 49:23 USA
2009 Ellie O'Neal 1:09:58 USA
2008 Jacqui Kapinowski 1:03:40 USA
2007 Anjali Forber-Pratt 49:13 USA
2006      
2005 Shirley Reilly 44:35 USA
2004 Jessica Galli 45:36 USA
2003 Jessica Galli 47:35 USA
2002 April Coughlin 50:53 USA
2001 Jessica Galli 47:20 USA
2000 Laurie Stephens 46:26 USA
1999 Laurie Stephens 46:57 USA
1998 Jessica Galli 52:06 USA
1997 Jessica Galli 52:18 USA
1996 Rose Winand 46:08 USA
1995 Connie Head 1:12:30 USA
1994 Harrilyn Beehner 1:16:25 USA
1993 Connie Head 57:08 USA
1992 Connie Head 54:09 USA
1991 Connie Head 1:02:39 USA