The Boilermaker 15K Road Race presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2023. The Starting Line is on Earle C Reed Way near the intersection of Broad St. & Dwyer Ave in Utica, NY. The Wheelchair Race begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K Race presented by Utica National begins at 7:15 a.m. on Burrstone Rd. near York St in Utica, NY.
If you wish to ride on the press truck, which will drive ahead of the runners on the course, you must contact Meghan Fraser at (315) 796-2728, or at email@example.com, no later than June 26, 2023. Photographers who have signed up to ride on the press truck that will travel ahead of the runners must meet at Beachgrove and Culver Ave. You must be on the press truck before it pulls onto the course at 7:45 AM. No one will be allowed to board the press truck after that time. You must present your media credentials to board the press truck. There is limited seating on the press truck.
The press trucks are generally provided to the Boilermaker who will solely direct their route and operation.
NOTE: The press truck will arrive at approximately the same time the winner crosses the finish line. Therefore, we recommend that if you ride the press truck, you plan to have someone else capture the finish line. After the truck arrives you will not have time to get into position to observe the winner’s arrival. There will be no stops, dismounting or jumping off the truck before it reaches the finish area.
Finish Line/VIP Area
Please note that media covering the finish will be restricted to certain areas. Space has been reserved to give you optimum opportunity to capture the race finish while at the same time protecting the interests of the runners. Under NO circumstances will the media be allowed on the course while the race is in progress. There are no media banners or signs allowed at the start line or finish line with the exception of race sponsors, which are pre-approved by the Boilermaker management.
Media, wearing a media credential, will be allowed into the media tent at the Boilermaker finish line. The media tent/ VIP area is reserved for special guests and elite runners. Media will be allowed to interview runners, inductees and special guests at this time.
The Boilermaker 15K Road Race is a community event with a wide variety of media coverage. We ask for your patience when arranging interviews with runners, sponsors and race officials. The race committee does not permit exclusive coverage or exclusive interviews. Interview and information requests should be made as early as possible, and we will make every effort to accommodate requests. Race day requests for information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or text (315) 240-6522.
Media will not be allowed in the medical tent. The Medical Director will update the media when appropriate. Race day requests for information should be sent to email@example.com or text (315) 240-6522.