Boilermaker 5K

Race information

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Start Time:

5K (3.1 miles)


Boilermaker 5K

Race information

Sunday, July 9, 2023

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 9th, 2023

Start Time:

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

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?

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.

What comes with my Boilermaker 5K registration?

5K presented by Utica National

  • Commemorative Pint Glass
  • Finisher’s Pin
  • Saranac Post-Race Party
  • Various post-race goodies and snacks

Commemorative performance shirts and 5K finisher’s medals will be available for purchase during the registration process.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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




Boilermaker Road Race
PO Box 512, Utica, NY 13503


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