Charity Bib Program


Charity Bib Program

The Boilermaker’s mission is to change people’s lives in a positive way through health and movement. We use our various running events to provide people the opportunity to use the sport of road racing as a pathway to physical & mental fitness.

Our community has an abundance of other nonprofit organizations that also work diligently to change the lives of the groups of people they serve.

The Charity Bib program provides a limited number of bibs for the 5K & 15K, at no cost, to several selected nonprofit organizations. Each organization is then able to find participants who each commit to raising a minimum of $500 in order to receive one of their allotted bibs.

All money raised and collected by each organization is used to support their individual missions. Since its inception, this program has raised over $650,000 for our respective Charity Bib partners.

How It Works

If you want to run for one of our Charity partners:

  • You must commit to raising a minimum of $500 for the organization.
  • You will be awarded one of the charity’s available bibs as long as the minimum donation is met.
  • Your bib can be used in the event of your choice: either the 15k or 5k race.

If you want to support one of our Charity partners:

  • Make a donation to support the runner or charity of your choice!
2023 Charity Partners

Applications for organizations that would like to be a 2023 Boilermaker Charity Bib recipient are now closed.

A panel composed of local community and nonprofit leaders will review all received applications and make a final selection. Selected organizations will be notified by Tuesday, February 28.

If you have questions, please email

Previous Participating Charity Partners
  • Compassion Coalition
  • David’s Refuge
  • Food Bank of CNY
  • Griffin’s Guardians
  • Herkimer County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.
  • Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Johnson Park Center
  • Kids Oneida, Inc. – (Now ICAN)
  • Masonic Care Community
  • Mohawk Valley Latino Association
  • On My Team 16
  • Samaritan Counseling Center of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.
  • The Center for Leadership Excellence
  • The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation
  • The Root Farm
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Stanley Theater
  • Young Scholars




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