15K Road Race

15K Road Race presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Presenting Sponsor: Excellus BCBS PRRO Circuit

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The Boilermaker 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is the premier event of Boilermaker Weekend. This world-renowned race is often referred to as the country's best 15K. The Boilermaker 15K is recognized for its entertaining yet challenging course and racing's best post-race party, hosted by the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, featuring Saranac beer and a live concert!

With 3 ice and water stops every mile, strong attention to medical detail, and crowd support like no other race, the Boilermaker 15K is an event worth training and traveling for and should be on every runner's "must-do" list.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Start Time:

8:00 a.m.

Packet Pickup:

The Fitness Mill Health and Wellness Expo
Friday, July 10th from noon until 7:00 PM and Saturday, July 11th from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Located on the grounds of Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501

*For those traveling from out of town, there will be packet pick-up available the day of the race from 6 to 7 a.m. at the start-line. Due to the excessive amount of runners, we urge those picking up on race day to arrive as soon as possible.

Start Location:

Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl.
Utica, NY
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Distance & Course:

The course is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) USATF recertified in 2012. The course is marked in kilometers and miles with over twenty official water and aid stations. Streets are closed to traffic for 2 hours 30 minutes and splits are given every mile and at 5K and 10K markers.

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Pre-Race Birnie Buses:

Free Birnie Bus service is available from the finish line area to the 15K start. The Birnie Buses pick-ups are located:

  1. Near the finish line at the corner of Court and State streets.
  2. Near the rear of the Post Race Party area on Whitesboro Street.

*Buses begin running at 6:00am and stop running to the starting line at 7:00am. Please arrive early.

Post Race Birnie Buses:

Free Birnie Bus service is available after the race. These buses take 15K runners back to the 15K starting line area from the Post Race Party. The Birnie Bus pick up is located on Whitesboro Street at the rear of the Post Race Party. Buses will run until 1:00pm.


The course is restricted to registered athletes 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.

Prizes & Awards

Open Men and Women

  • 1st - $7,000.00
  • 2nd - $4,000.00
  • 3rd - $2,500.00
  • 4th - $1,500.00
  • 5th - $1,250.00
  • 6th - $1,000.00
  • 7th - $900.00
  • 8th - $800.00
  • 9th - $700.00
  • 10th - $600.00

Masters Men and Women (40 & Above)

  • 1st - $2,000.00
  • 2nd - $1,500.00
  • 3rd - $750.00
  • 4th - $500.00
  • 5th - $300.00

Top American Men and Women

  • 1st American - $3,000.00
  • 2nd American - $2,000.00
  • 3rd American - $1,000.00
  • 4th American - $750.00
  • 5th American - $500.00


Drug Policy

The Boilermaker Road Race has a zero tolerance drug policy:
Athletes who participate in Boilermaker events may be subject to drug testing conducted by Clearidium. Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.