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 2024 15K is Sold Out

The Boilermaker 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is sold out for 2024. If you’re interested in receiving a bib, you have three options:

  • Join the waitlist. Spots open up as runners registered for the 15K drop to the 5K race.
  • Find someone who wishes to transfer their bib. Read about the transfer process here.
  • Run for our of our Charity Bib Partners. Jessica’s Heroes Foundation, The American Cancer Society, On My Team 16, the National MS Society, and the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York all have 15K bibs available in exchange for fundraising efforts.

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.

Now Part of the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix!

USATF ADK Grand Prix 2024 Logo

The Boilermaker is once again participating in the USATF Adirondack Region Grand Prix Series. The Grand Prix is a series of races in the Adirondack Region, which covers the Northeastern portion of New York State. USATF Adirondack members can enter their USATF membership number during registration to be scored as part of the series. Runners who complete all the races in the series receive a “Complete the Series” award and runners can earn Competitive Awards based on points scored in the Open, Masters (age 40+), and Age-Graded Divisions. For more information, visit

If you’ve already registered for the 15K and did not include your USATF number, please email to have it added to your registration.

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.

Can someone else pick up my Boilermaker bib number?

Yes. Someone else may pick up your bib number, but they must present a note from you authorizing them to do so, a copy of your confirmation email, or a copy of your government-issued photo ID (license, passport, etc.).

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

Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, July 12th from Noon until 7:00 pm and Saturday, July 13th 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 or your confirmation email.

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 Human Technologies 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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