15K approaches 5,800 - 5K approaches 650
Mar. 23, 2011
Utica N.Y. (March 23rd 2011)- In an effort to keep local runners aware of registration for the 2011 Boilermaker updated numbers will be forwarded to local media outlets weekly.
This year a registration cap has been set for both the 15k and 5k races. The cap is set for 13,000 runners for the 15k and 4,000 for the 5k. The 3-Mile Walk which takes place Saturday, July 9th will not be capped.
To date, 5762 have signed up for the 15k, while 634 are registered for the 5k. Last year at this time 1171 runners were signed up for the 15k and 76 for the 5k.
Over 85% of the applications were done on-line vs. 60% at this time last year.
At this point the 15k has more runners registered than ran in the first four races in total.
The downloadable PDF for people wanting to sign up via paper is now available at boilermaker.com. Also, paper applications will be available during normal business hours at the Distance Running Hall of Fame offices located at 114 Genesee Street, Utica.
Due to recent credit card standards, credit card transactions cannot be accepted for registration by paper. In addition, a two dollar paper processing fee will be charged.
The 34th running of the Boilermaker will take place Sunday, July 10th 2011.