The Boilermaker Wheelchair Division is typically one of the largest and most competitive fields in the country. Athletes experience the world renowned 15K course, recognized for its fun, entertaining yet challenging course, and its post-race party at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.
With ample water stops, strong attention to medical detail, and crowd support that is like no other race, the Boilermaker 15K is an event not to be missed. Update 6-29-21: Participation will be limited to fully vaccinated athletes only. Proof of vaccination must be provided at packet pick-up.
Wheelchair Race Divisions
The Wheelchair Race is comprised of 5 divisions.
Athletes with Quadrapalegia Open (Men and Women combined)
Prizes & Awards
The 2021 Boilermaker will not include an elite athlete division or prize money. We look forward to welcoming back our world-class, professional athletes from around the world in July 2022!
Sitrin Wheelchair Challenge
The Sitrin Wheelchair Challenge program provides a racing wheelchair to the program participant that can complete the Boilermaker 15K in 2 hours and 15 minutes or less. Since 1997, 30 racing wheelchairs have been awarded to the Challengers. Program participants are chosen though an application process. Typically one chair is awarded per year. Applicants not chosen to be the Challenger can still participate in the race, but are not eligible to win the racing chair. Winners of the racing chair are not eligible to win prize money.
Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Distance & Course:
15 kilometers, (9.3 miles), USATF recertified in 2012. The course is marked in kilometers and miles. Streets are closed to traffic for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Splits are given every mile and at 5K and 10K.
Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl.
The course is restricted to registered runners, wheelchair division athletes and official race personnel. We strongly discourage the use of headphones.
|Marty Ball, NY, 53:30 (approx.)||1980|
|Colin Dye, WY, 1:05:29||1981|
|Marty Ball, NY, (time not available)||1982|
|Marty Ball, NY, 48:06||1983|
|Jeff Koch, USA, 46:53||1985|
|Bill McGovern, USA, 49:25||1986|
|Tom Nowhitney, NY, 59:00||1987|
|Bill McGovern, USA, 53:34||1988|
|Tom Nowhitney, NY, 1:03:16||1989|
|Bill McGovern, USA, 48:50||1990|
|Colin Dye, WY, 44:04||1991||Connie Head, NY, 1:02:39|
|Marty Ball, NY, 45:06||1992||Connie Head, NY, 54:09|
|Chris Waddell, MA, 41:41||1993||Connie Head, NY, 57:08|
|Chris Waddell, MA, 40:17||1994||Harrilyn Beehner, NY, 1:16:25|
|John Rudolph, NM, 42:56||1995||Connie Head, NY, 1:12:30|
|Tony M. Nogueira, NJ, 36:15||1996||Rose Winand, MA, 46:08|
|Saul Mendoza, TX, 34:05||1997||Jessica Galli, NJ, 52:18|
|Tony M. Nogueira, NJ, 36:41||1998||Jessica Galli, NJ, 52:06|
|Krige Schabort, GA, 33:35||1999||Laurie Stephens, MA, 46:57|
|Saul Mendoza, TX, 32:40||2000||Laurie Stephens, MA, 46:26|
|Saul Mendoza, TX, 33:30||2001||Jessica Galli, NJ, 47:20|
|Kamel B. Ayari, NY, 36:53||2002||April Coughlin, NY, 50:53|
|Saul Mendoza, TX, 35:09||2003||Jessica Galli, NJ, 47:35|
|Saul Mendoza, TX, 31:49||2004||Jessica Galli, NJ, 45:36|
|Tyler Byers, AZ, 39:31||2005||Shirley Reilly, AZ, 44:35|
|Saul Mendoza, TX, 34:18||2006|
|Krige Schabort, GA, 32:51||2007||Anjali Forber-Pratt, IL, 49:13|
|Krige Schabort, GA, 32:57||2008||Jacqui Kapinowski, NJ, 1:03:40|
|Krige Schabort, GA, 36:52||2009||Ellie O'Neal, NY, 1:09:58|
|Krige Schabort, GA, 32:59||2010||Anjali Forber-Pratt, IL, 49:23|
|Krige Schabort, GA, 33:16||2011||Amanda McGrory, IL, 39:11|
|Matthew Lack, NZ, 36:41||2012||Amanda McGrory, IL, 39:33|
|Joshua Cassidy, ON, 34:11||2013|
|Joshua George, IL, 34:01||2014||Amanda McGrory, IL, 41:10|
|Joshua Cassidy, ON, 32:52||2015||Amanda McGrory, IL, 40:08|
|Daniel Romanchuk, IL, 35:05||2016||Amanda McGrory, IL, 41:43|
|Daniel Romanchuk, IL, 35:05||2017||Amanda McGrory, IL, 37:40|
|Daniel Romanchuk, IL, 31:45||2018||Amanda McGrory, IL, 40:00|
|Daniel Romanchuk, IL, 32:32||2019||Jenna Fesemyer, IL, 43:07|