Early Access and Deferral Runner registration will open March 10th at noon. Open registration for the 39th Boilermaker will open March 19th at noon.

2016 Registration Process, Dates and Times (All times East Coast Time)

Registrants must be capable of completing the full distance, start line to finish line, within the event time requirement of 2 hours and 30 minutes in the 15K and within 45 minutes in the 5K.


Registration Fees (Online processing fees included)

               15K Race  $55.00

               5K Race    $40.00

               3M Walk  $15.00


Early Access Runners (All official finishers of the 2015 races who finished in the allotted chip time of 2:30 for the 15K and 45 minutes for the 5K.)

               Early Access Registration will open Thursday, March 10th at noon.

               Early Access Runners will have one (1) week to register.

Early Access Runners can only register for the race they ran, in 2015. If they want to run a different race, they must wait for Open Registration.

Early Access Registration will close March 18th at noon.


Deferred Runners (15K runners who requested a deferral to the 2016 race.)

               Deferred Runners MUST register.

               Deferred runners must register at full price.

               Registration for all deferred runners will open Thursday, March 10th at noon.

Deferred Runners will have one (1) week to register.

Deferred registration will close March 18th at noon. After that time the deferral is null and void, no exceptions.

Open Registration (All others)

               Open registration will open Saturday, March 19st at noon.

               Open registration will close once the caps are reached for each race.

Race Caps   15K = 14,000      5K = 4,500


Wait List

Wait List will open once the race reaches its cap.

Runners have the option to be placed on the wait list if they are closed out of either the 15K or 5K race.

Runners will be notified via email if a spot opens up. (The Boilermaker is not responsible for any emails that go to your spam folder.)

After being notified, the runner will have 48 hours from the time the email was sent to register.

If they don't register within the allotted time, they will lose their chance and the next person on the list will be notified.

Wait List will close May 31st at noon.

Selection from the Wait List will start on April 25th (If there are open spots).

Selection from the Wait List will end on June 20th at noon

Registration from the Wait List will close June 22nd at noon


Transfers (A registrant offers their registration to another user, and upon that user's paid registration,                                 

the original registrant receives a refund.)

               The Transfer Process will open April 16th at noon.

All transfer requests must be made online.

Transferee (new runner) will incur the cost of $65 which includes registration and transfer fee.

The Transfer Process will close June 22nd at noon.                                       

There are no Race Weekend Transfers.



All deferral requests for both the 5K and 15K races must be made online.

Deferrals will open April 25th at noon.

Deferrals will close July 10that noon.


Refunds  There are NO REFUNDS


Deferrals are allowed in the 15K and 5K Races only. Please click here to for more information and instuctions Registration Rules.

All deferral requests must be made online.
Online requests accepted from 4/25/16 at noon until 7/10/16 at noon.

The Deferral is a "Limited Guaranteed Entry."
Deferred runners will have one (1) week to register prior to when "Open Registration" opens for the 2017 event.
Deferred runners MUST register at Full Price.
Runners must inform the Boilermaker of email address changes. Send emails to:
Deferred Runners will receive an email in February of 2017 with instructions on how to register for the 2017 Race.
Runners will have ONLY one (1) week to register.

The Boilermaker Road Race is not responsible for a deferred runner who gets closed out of the race.
The Boilermaker Road Race is not responsible for emails that go to your spam folder or your ability to logon to register.

To defer your registration go to and sign in to your account.

  • Click on profile at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down and click My Registered Races. My registered races will show Boilermaker Road Race.
  • Next to your name is View/Edit Registration, click on that.
  • Then click on the Defer tab.
  • Then click "defer".