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Presenting Sponsor: Excellus BCBS PRRO Circuit

15K Road Race presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

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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! Both spectators and participants are encouraged to download and use the RaceJoy mobile app on race day in order to track runners or be tracked. Learn more about RaceJoy HERE.  

With plenty of water supports, 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.

COVID Safety Protocols

As of 5/26/22, there are no COVID restrictions to participate in the July 2022 Boilermaker event. The Boilermaker will follow local & federal COVID safety guidelines in place come race day, which are subject to change at any time.

By registering for any in-person event, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status, and/or proof of negative COVID-19 test.


Sunday, July 10th, 2022

Start Time:


Packet Pickup:

The Boilermaker's Health & Wellness Expo presented by MVHS

MVCC Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501

  • Friday, July 8th    Noon to 7:00pm
  • Saturday, July 9th    8:00am to 4:30pm

Start Location:

Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl.
Utica, NY
Click Here to see Event Directions

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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Birnie Buses:


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.

15k Map

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. Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.