Boolermaker at the Utica Zoo: October 12, 2019


The Boolermaker at the Utica Zoo is the event that shows our youth "getting fit isn't scary". This Halloween themed fun run is 100 % free as a part of the Boilermaker's community outreach programming. There are distances for all ages and abilities between the ages of 4-12.

Boolermaker Do's and Don'ts


  • Wear sneakers appropriate for running. No boots, "wheelies", inline skates, etc.
  • Dress appropriately for weather conditions.
  • Listen to the instructions of race officials and law enforcement. 
  • Remember this is a fun run, not a race! Enjoy the event while getting fit. 
  • Make sure you're at your assigned start location 10 minutes before the run begins.


  • ​Bring pets. They are not allowed at the Utica Zoo.
  • Enter the zoo BEFORE ​the run has finished. 
  • Run with a baby stroller-they are a tripping hazard.
  • Wear costumes that are hazardous. Masks that cover the face, costumes that pose a tripping hazard, weaponry, etc. are all discouraged.
  • Cross the course while runs are taking place.
  • Forget to thank the volunteers. These men and women have given their time to make sure your day is a treat and not filled with any tricks during the Boolermaker. 




Saturday, October 12, 2019

Start Time:

Check-in will begin at 9 AM. Race heats start promptly at 10 AM.


Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501


Participation is free; however, pre-registration is required and the field will be limited to the first 250 runners. 


Registration includes a runner gift bag and zoo admission for 1 child and 1 adult per registration. Additional tickets for zoo admission are available during registration at a discounted rate. 



Race Day:

Check-in will begin at 9 AM on Saturday, October 12th. Race heats start promptly at 10 AM. Free parking is at the Utica Zoo parking lot. Volunteers and signage will be present to direct you to the check-in table and the race staging area which is on Master Garden Way. There will be family-friendly activities at the staging area; however, guardians are asked to please stay with their runners throughout the morning.

Event Contact:

Jordan Peters