EVENTS

Erie Canal Races

Race Information

Date:
Sunday, May 21, 2023


Start Time:
8:00am


Distance:
10 Miles, 5K (3.1 miles)
10-mile Relay (5 miles)

New Distance & New Course!

The Boilermaker’s Erie Canal Races are back on the canal and better than ever! Join us Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Whitesboro High School in Marcy, NY for a fast, flat race that covers more of the Erie Canal than ever before.

Erie Canal Races includes a 10-miler, 5K (3.1 miles), and a two-person 10-mile relay (5 miles per runner). All races will start on the Whitesboro High School track, before getting onto the Canalway Trail at Paul Becker Road. From there, enjoy an out-and-back on the scenic Erie Canal Trail before making your way back to Whitesboro High School for an epic finish on the track!

Registration Opens:
Monday, February 20th, 2023 at 10:00am

Race Date:
Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Start Time:
10 Mile & 10-Mile Relay: 8:00am
5K: 8:20am

Packet Pickup:
Boilermaker Corporate Office, 805 Court Street, Utica, NY 13502
Friday, May 19, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Start & Finish Location:
Whitesboro High School, 6000 Route 291, Marcy, NY 13403

Distance & Course:
The race will begin on the Whitesboro High School track where runners will complete a partial lap before being led out onto the footpath adjacent to the high school. The path will lead to Paul Becker Road where runners will cross the pedestrian bridge over Route 49 before continuing onto the Canal Trail.

10-Mile runners will turn around just before the Harbor Point Lock and return on the trail to Whitesboro High School to finish on the track. 10-Mile Relay runners will complete their hand-off just before the Harbor Point Lock at the 5-mile mark.

5K runners will follow the same course as 10-mile runners. The halfway point will be clearly marked to direct runners back to the track.

Safety:
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.

All registrations include:

  • Moisture-wicking tech tee (men’s and women’s cut) if registered by May 14
  • Commemorative medal
  • Water stations and on-course support
  • Snacks after the race

15K Shuttles

Pre-race 15K shuttles will transport runners from the finish line area to the 15K start line from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Arrive early. Pick-up locations are:

  • Near the Finish Line at the corner of Court Street and State Street.
  • Near the rear of the Post Race Party area on Whitesboro Street.

Post-race shuttles will leave from Whitesboro Street behind the Post-Race Party. Shuttles are available to transport runners back to the 15K start.

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

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.

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 Half Marathon: 3 hours 15 minutes

Anyone interested in walking can register for the Boilermaker Walk that takes place at Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

Not ready to take on the Canal? Our runners need volunteers like you!

FOUNDING PARTNERS

GOLD & PRESENTING PARTNERS

Excellus
UticaNational

Boilermaker Road Race
PO Box 512, Utica, NY 13503
315.797.5838

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