15K Road Race

Race information

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Start Time:

15K (9.3 miles)


15K Road Race

Race Information

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Start Time:

15K (9.3 miles)

Excellus Logo

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 9th, 2023

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 7th: Noon to 7:00pm & Saturday, July 8th: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Distance & Course:
The course is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) and was USATF recertified in 2012. The course is marked in miles with ample official water and aid stations. Streets are closed to traffic for 2 hours 30 minutesThe 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.

Now Part of the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix!

New for 2023, the BoilermakUSATF Grand Prix 2023 Logoer is 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, please email your USATF membership number to to have it added to your registration.

When is the Boilermaker?

This year’s race will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2023. The Boilermaker is always run on the second Sunday of July.

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 can I register?

The only way to register is online through RunSignUp:

Registration will stay open until each event reaches its cap. Once the cap is reached in that event, you will have the option to be placed on the waiting list.

There are NO paper applications available for any Boilermaker events.

When can I register?

Priority registration for the 2023 Boilermaker Road Race 15K and 5K will open on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 10:00am. Priority registration includes anyone who registered for the previous year’s event.

Open registration for the Boilermaker Road Race will begin Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00am. Registration for the Boilermaker Walk will open on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10:00am.


Due to a New York State Department of Transportation construction project on lower Champlin Avenue, a course change will affect both the 15K & 5K races.

Both races will turn off Champlin Avenue at Caroline Street to avoid the construction and follow the posted detour. The detour will require the 15K & 5K starting lines to be altered slightly to ensure proper course distances.

See course maps for complete details.

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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Boilermaker Road Race
PO Box 512, Utica, NY 13503


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