Boilermaker FAQs


Boilermaker FAQs

The 2023 Boilermaker will commemorate its 46th running with runners from near and far participating both in-person and virtually.
In the FAQs below, we lay out those changes as answers to your most important questions.

Please take a minute to review it all and we look forward to hosting you in Utica, NY on Sunday, July 9th, 2023!

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Yes. Someone else may pick up your bib number, but they must present a note from you authorizing them to do so or a copy of your government-issued photo ID (license, passport,…
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…
5K presented by Utica National Commemorative performance shirts and 5K finisher’s medals will be available for purchase during the registration process.
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…
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…
The beer being served at the 2023 Saranac Post-Race Party will be Utica Club.
No. The Boilermaker Walk is a community event. It is NOT timed and therefore, should NOT be considered a competitive endeavor.
Boilermaker events are all held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather that impacts runner safety, communication will be sent via email used during registration and posted on…
The Boilermaker Walk starts promptly at noon on Saturday, July 8 just beyond the MVCC track near the corner of Sherman Drive and the Memorial Parkway. To ensure your safety…
You can pick up your commemorative Walk Bib between 8:00 am and 11:45 am on Saturday, July 8th, in the Performance Gym on the MVCC campus and you will receive…
With your registration, you’ll receive a commemorative bib, exclusive collectible walk pin, and 3- or 4- mile course options with water stops and educational guides along the course.
No strollers or pets are allowed in any Boilermaker event.
The Birnie Bus shuttles are for registered Boilermaker runners only. Spectators and volunteers cannot use shuttles.
No! If you have someone running the 5K race you must drop them off. The 5K Birnie Bus shuttle stop at ConMed is a great spot to drop the 5K…

If you have any other questions, please click here to email the Boilermaker team directly.




Boilermaker Road Race
PO Box 512, Utica, NY 13503


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