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Volunteers are the heart of the Boilermaker!


The Boilermaker is one of the largest community-based events in Central New York. Established in 1978 as a way to give back to the community by our founding corporate partners, Utica Boilers (ECR International) & F.X. Matt Brewing Company, what started as a small road race has blossomed into "Boilermaker Weekend" replete with a two-day Health & Wellness Expo, a Kids Run, a 4,500 person 5K run, the crown-jewel 15K run with 14,500 runners and the iconic, Saranac Post-Race Party.

Boilermaker Weekend is volunteerism personified as our organization could not pull it all off without the assistance of its army of 4,000+ volunteers and the support of the Fountainhead Group.

We are actively seeking volunteers for the 2023 Boilermaker, with opportunities Monday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 9. Year-round we have opportunities for adults, youth, and groups to assist with various health and wellness-driven community programs as well.


For New Volunteers

If you have never volunteered for the Boilermaker before and are unsure of the area you'd like to help with, click here. We can help match you with open opportunities with community programs or the 2023 Boilermaker event.


For Returning Volunteers

If you have volunteered in the past several years or already know the area you'd like to volunteer in, please click here to register.

Find the area you'd like to volunteer in, click the "Volunteer" button, and follow the process.You will be prompted to sign in to your existing RunSignUp account or create a new one, which is now a required step for everyone.

The Volunteer Coordinator for that area will be in touch with you directly.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Director, Cindy Dardano, at 315-731-3705 or cindy@boilermaker.com.