Numbers Continue to Climb, Training Shirts On-Line
Apr. 19, 2011
Utica N.Y. (April 18th 2011)- On June 2nd 2010 registrants for the 33rd Boilermaker 15k Road Race hovered around 8,100; the 34th has hit that number on April 18th. 'Clearly the announcement of the caps have created a sense of urgency among the running community' Said Race Director Jim Stasaitis. 'The only question is the day we hit 13,000 registrants.'
The 5k, like the 15k, has seen a tremendous growth over last year's numbers. Currently 966 have signed up to be a part of the 4,000 person field; last year at this time it was 255. This year will mark two significant changes for the 5k Race. For the first time the race will be scored recognizing the top three male and female finishers. Secondly, the start time of the 5k has been moved from 7:30 to 7:15 am to ensure time spacing between 5k runners and 15k wheelchair finishers.
Boilermaker training shirts are now for sale at boilermaker.com. Featuring a moisture management microfiber these 'tech tees' are available in both men's and women's cuts/ colors.