15K Road Race

Race information

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Start Time:

15K (9.3 miles)


15K Road Race

Race Information

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Start Time:

15K (9.3 miles)

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The premier event of Boilermaker weekend

The Boilermaker 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is the premier event of Boilermaker Weekend. This world-renowned race is often referred to as the country’s best 15K. The Boilermaker 15K is recognized for its entertaining yet challenging course and racing’s best post-race party, hosted by the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, featuring Saranac beer and a live concert!

With plenty of water supports, strong attention to medical detail, and crowd support like no other race, the Boilermaker 15K is an event worth training and traveling for and should be on every runner’s “must-do” list.

Race Date:
Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Start Time:

Start Location:
Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl. Utica, NY

Finish Location:
Court St. at Varick St. Utica, NY

Packet Pickup:
The Boilermaker’s Health & Wellness Expo presented by MVHS
MVCC Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501
Friday, July 12th: Noon to 7:00pm & Saturday, July 13th: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Distance & Course:
The course is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) and was USATF recertified in 2023. The course is marked in miles with ample official water and aid stations. Streets are closed to traffic for 2 hours 30 minutes. The Boilermaker is a USATF-sanctioned event.

The course is restricted to registered runners and official race personnel. Walkers, dogs, skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, bicycles, and baby joggers/strollers are prohibited. We strongly discourage the use of headphones.

When is the Boilermaker?

The Boilermaker is always run on the second Sunday of July. The date for the 2024 Boilermaker Road Race is Sunday, July 14, 2024. 

The 5K Race starts at 7:15 AM, the Wheelchair Race starts at 7:45 AM, and the 15K Race starts at 8 AM.

How & where do I pick up my Boilermaker 15K race packet (bib) and race incentives?

Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, July 7th from Noon until 7:00 pm and Saturday, July 8th from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm at the MVHS Health & Wellness Expo on the MVCC Utica Campus located at 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501.

In order to pick up your race packet and incentives, you must show photo ID.

There is limited race day packet pick-up available for the 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Race-day packet pick-up will open at 6 AM and will have a hard close at 7:45 AM in order to ensure a proper start to the race. It will take place on the east side of ECR International near the start line.


Where can I park for the Boilermaker 15K Race?

There is some street parking near the start line in the area surrounding ECR International and near the finish line at the FX Matt Brewing Company. Space is limited to public streets. There is no special reserved parking, so check your options early.

Will there be a bag check available?

Yes, for the 15K only. A bag check truck will be located along Dwyer Avenue adjacent to the 15K Start line.

Participants wishing to use this benefit should bring their own clear plastic bag as we are not able to provide them.

The course support during the Boilermaker is unmatched. With 18 water stations and 30 aid stations over 9.3 miles, we’ve got you covered.

15K Shuttles

Pre-race 15K shuttles will transport runners from the finish line area to the 15K start line from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Arrive early. Pick-up locations are:

  • Near the Finish Line at the corner of Court Street and State Street.
  • Near the rear of the Post Race Party area on Whitesboro Street.

Post-race shuttles will leave from Whitesboro Street behind the Post-Race Party. Shuttles are available to transport runners back to the 15K start.

Take care to ensure you’re on the correct bus. Shuttles will run continuously through 1 p.m.

Can I take a shuttle to the start of the Boilermaker 15K?

Yes! Birnie Buses will transport runners from the finish area to the 15K Race start line from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM. Arrive early for the shuttles. Don’t plan on taking the last shuttle to the start. Pick-up locations are:

  1. Near the Finish Line at the corner of Court Street and State Street
  2. Near the rear of the Post Race Party area on Whitesboro Street

Open Men and Women

  • 1st – $7,000.00
  • 2nd – $4,000.00
  • 3rd – $2,500.00
  • 4th – $1,500.00
  • 5th – $1,250.00
  • 6th – $1,000.00
  • 7th – $900.00
  • 8th – $800.00
  • 9th – $700.00
  • 10th – $600.00

Masters Men and Women (40 & Above)

  • 1st – $2,000.00
  • 2nd – $1,500.00
  • 3rd – $750.00
  • 4th – $500.00
  • 5th – $300.00

Top American Men and Women

  • 1st American – $3,000.00
  • 2nd American – $2,000.00
  • 3rd American – $1,000.00
  • 4th American – $750.00
  • 5th American – $500.00

The Boilermaker Road Race has a zero-tolerance drug policy.

Athletes who participate in Boilermaker events may be subject to drug testing. Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.

This is
world class

The Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) is an alliance of race directors who together organize and promote the PRRO Circuit, a series of premier non-marathon road racing events. The Circuit features highly competitive elite fields at each event as top athletes seek to qualify for the PRRO Super Bonus paid out at the annual PRRO Championship, which rotates among all of the events. The current Circuit features more than $410,000 in prize money overall, with $132,000 available for U.S. athletes.

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