Boilermaker 5K

Race information

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Start Time:

5K (3.1 miles)


Boilermaker 5K

Race information

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Start Time:

5K (3.1 miles)

If you would like to experience a Boilermaker race without committing to a 15K, the 5K presented by Utica National is for you. Runners in the 5K event get to run the last 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of the Boilermaker course and finish at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company where the Post-Race Party begins!

Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Start Time:

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

Start Location:
Burrstone Road Bridge, near York Street, Utica, NY

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

Distance & Course:
The course is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Water stops will be available along the course. Runners must cross the finish line within a 45-minute timeframe.

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 5K 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 Utica National 5K. Race-day packet pick-up will be open at 6 AM and will have a hard close at 7 AM in order to ensure a proper start to the race. It will take place next to the 5K start line.

Can I walk the Boilermaker 15K, 5K, or Erie Canal events?

No, walkers are not allowed!

All Boilermaker races, including the 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, 5K presented by Utica National, or Erie Canal Races presented by Wolfspeed are timed events with strict cut-off times:

  • 15K: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 5K: 45 minutes
  • Erie Canal 10-Miler: 2 hours 30 minutes

Anyone interested in walking can register for the Boilermaker Walk that takes place at Mohawk Valley Community College the Saturday before the Boilermaker.

Can I transfer my Boilermaker bib (registration) to another runner?

Yes. The Transfer Process will open at noon on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. To complete a transfer via your RunSignUp account:

  • Go to, click on “Sign In,” and enter your email and password to sign in.
  • Click on “Profile” from the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Find the event you wish to transfer and select “Manage Registration.”
  • Select “Transfer to Another Runner” (located either at the top of the page or in the menu).
  • Confirm the event information and input the recipient’s full name and email address.
  • Select the Transfer Type: “Registration Gift” (no refund given to the original registrant and recipient will not need to pay) or “Registration Transfer” (refund given to the original registrant upon confirmed payment from the new recipient).

For more information, click here.

Online transfers must be started by Friday, July 5 and any in-progress transfers must be completed by Sunday, July 7.

There are Limited Race Weekend Transfers that must be made at the expo with both parties present.

There are no race-day transfers.


5K Shuttles

Pre-race 5K shuttles will pick up in the ConMed west parking lot at 525 French Road, Utica, NY. Buses will begin running at 5:30 a.m. and will stop running at 6:45 a.m.

Please arrive early. Burrstone Road will close from Sunset Avenue to French Road beginning at 5:30 a.m. Plan on alternate routes.

There is NO pre-race shuttle from finish area for the 5K.

5K shuttles are for 5K RUNNERS ONLY. No exceptions.

Post-race shuttles will leave from Whitesboro Street behind the Post-Race Party. Shuttles are available to transport runners back to the 5K start area and the ConMed parking lot.

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

Where can I park for the Boilermaker 5K Race?

Runners can use the west parking lot at ConMed on Chenango Road in Utica and then ride the shuttle to the 5K start or park at/around Murnane Field and walk to the start. Roads start closing at 5 a.m., so please plan accordingly, use parking spots., and avoid parking in no-parking zones.

Can I take a shuttle to the start of the 5K Race?

Yes! You can park at ConMed on Chenango Road, Utica. The Birnie Bus 5K Shuttle will run from 5:30 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. Do not plan on taking the last shuttle. Remember the starting gun waits for no one! Please note there is no baggage truck for the 5K!

The course support during the Boilermaker is unmatched. With 9 water stations and 19 aid stations over 3.1 miles, we’ve got you covered.

Ready for your next challenge? Join us for the 15K race!



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