The Boilermaker offers multiple challenge programs, giving students, employees, and local police and fire personnel the chance to compete in a “race within the race” against their fellow challengers.
If you have questions about any of our Challenges, please contact us.
Boilermaker’s Corporate Cup Competition presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Run the 15K Race and compete against your coworkers and other workplaces to earn your prize! The Corporate Cup is a great bonding experience for employees and offers plenty of intense, but friendly, competition.
Anyone can join the Corporate Cup, but company teams must have at least three members to score. All participants earn a Corporate Cup team gift, which can be picked up by the team’s captain at the Expo before the race.
After the race, teams will be contacted about the award ceremony date where the top teams will be honored.
Boilermaker High School Challenge
If you are a CURRENT student between 7th and 12th grade, show your school spirit and be part of the Boilermaker School Challenge.
It’s easy to participate!
- When registering for the 15K or 5K, select the school you are attending when prompted.
- Participants must be current students or 2023 graduates.
After the Boilermaker, each school is evaluated based on the results of the top 5 male and top 5 female runners for both the 15K and 5K. Awards are given to the school with the fastest cumulative time and the highest percentage of participation for each event.
The Bob Ingalls Police & Firefighter Competition
The Bob Ingalls Utica Police and Fire Department Competition inspires a healthy running rivalry between members of the Utica Police Department and the Utica Fire Department. The department with the five fastest Boilermaker 15K runners receives a trophy and more importantly, bragging rights.
Competitors will have either UPD or UFD on their shirts, so be sure to give them a cheer and thank them for their service as they pass.