2012 Media Guidelines
The Boilermaker/National Distance Running Hall of Fame Press Kit has been put together to assist you in your coverage of the Boilermaker Road Race.
Please Note: Members of the media will be asked to present valid press identification before credentials will be issued. Credentials are absolutely necessary to gain access to the Boilermaker Press Truck or into the Start line and Finish line VIP area.
Please review the following information carefully. It will assist you in your coverage of the Boilermaker Road Race.
All media covering the Boilermaker Road Race must obtain and exhibit a media credential. All those seeking media credentials should present a press pass, business card or request on media letterhead. Press truck assignments and all media on the course must be requested no later than June 18, 2012.
Contact: Meghan Fraser (315) 796-2728 email@example.com
The Boilermaker 15K Road Race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012. The Starting Line is on Earle C Reed Way near the intersection of Dwyer Ave. The Wheelchair Race begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K Race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Burrstone Rd. near Donovan Stadium.
If you wish to ride on the press truck, which will drive ahead of the runners on the course, you must contact Meghan Fraser at (315) 796-2728, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than June 18, 2012. Photographers who have signed up to ride on the press truck that will travel ahead of the runners must meet at Beach Grove and Culver Ave. You must be on the press truck before it pulls onto the course at 7:45 AM. No one will be allowed to board the press truck after that time. You must present your media credentials to board the press truck. There is limited seating on the press truck.
National Grid provides the press trucks and Boilermaker officials will solely direct their route and operation.
The press truck will arrive at approximately the same time the winner crosses the finish line. Therefore, we recommend that if you ride the press truck, you plan to have someone else capture the finish line. After the truck arrives you will not have time to get into position to observe the winner’s arrival. There will be no stops, dismounting or jumping off the truck before it reaches the finish area.
Live coverage of the Boilermaker 15K Road Race can be heard on WIBX News Radio 950 AM beginning at 7 a.m. The Sports Stars AM 1230, 1350, 1480, and 1550 will broadcast the race from 7:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m. Time Warner Cable Sports presents live coverage of the Boilermaker starting at 7:30 am on Cable Channel 26 and HD Channel 813 on Sunday. Fox 33 will air their coverage from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. WKTV News Channel 2 will air coverage at 7 AM - 10 AM and online at www.wktv.com. In addition, WUTR-TV 20 will televise live coverage of the Boilermaker from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. They will rebroadcast the race in July - check local listings. Uticaod.com and uticaboilermaker.com will also provide live media coverage.
Finish Line/VIP Area
Please note that media covering the finish will be restricted to certain areas. Space has been reserved to give you optimum opportunity to capture the race finish while at the same time protecting the interests of the runners. Under NO circumstances will the media be allowed on the course while the race is in progress.
There are no media banners or signs allowed at the start line or finish line with the exception of race sponsors, which are pre-approved by the Boilermaker management.
Media, wearing a media credential, will be allowed into the media tent at the Boilermaker finish line. The media tent/ VIP area is reserved for special guests and elite runners. Media will be allowed to interview runners, inductees and special guests at this time.
The Boilermaker 15K Road Race is a community event with a wide variety of media coverage. We ask for your patience when arranging interviews with runners, sponsors and race officials. The race committee does not permit exclusive coverage or exclusive interviews.
Media will not be allowed in the medical tent. The Medical Director will update the media hourly.
Boilermaker Web Access
Additional information regarding the Boilermaker 15K Road Race can be gathered by accessing the Web site at www.boilermaker.com. The site offers training tips, and background information.