The Boilermaker 15K & 5K Road Race

Runners' Forum

Runners ForumThis is your chance to ask the experts questions about running, nutrition, training and injuries. In a casual, conversational setting our panel of experts will directly address any questions that you have about the sport.

When & Where


Saturday, July 12, 2014


1:00 p.m.




Michael Shaffer Theater
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, New York


Mark Wolber

The 2013 panel includes:

Bill Rodgers

A member of the inaugural class of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame. He was 1983 winner of the Boilermaker Road Race, four time winner of the New York City and Boston Marathons. Rodgers was ranked number one in the world in the Marathon in 1975, 1977 and 1979, inducted in the Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2000 and Co-Authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running. His most recent publication is, Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World, an autobiography released in 2013.

Roger Robinson

2006 George Sheehan Award, distinguished literary scholar and university professor and his parallel life as an elite long-distance runner. Robinson is a senior writer for Running Times, as well as contributing regularly to Marathon & Beyond and the New York Runner. Co-Authored 26.2: Marathon Stories.

Cindy Chan Phillips, RD, MS, MBA

is a registered dietitian and health communicator. She is the Director of Nutrition Education of the New York Beef Industry Council. She was the primary dietitian of the Critical Care Unit at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, Utica NY, where she provided medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education to improve the clinical outcome for patients who were critically ill or suffered acute or chronic diseases.

Dr. Daniel A. Dischiavo, DC

Chiropractor who has practiced in the Utica area for 24 years. He was born and raised in New Hartford, NY where he played football and wrestled. He graduated St. Lawrence University with a BA in Biology and in 1989 graduated New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Dischiavo has ran in 11 Boilermaker races (15K).

Budd Coates

graduated Camden High School in 1975, Springfield College with an MS in 1979, and Illinois State University in 1981 with a BS. He is a 4-time qualifier for the US Olympic Trials Marathon and has participated in marathons for 5 decades, running all of them under 3 hours. He is co-author of Run Your Butt Off and author of Running On Air (which features the Boilermaker). Budd is also a multi-award winner at the Utica Boilermaker 15K.


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