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Boilermaker 5K Hits All Time Record

Jun. 10, 2011


Utica N.Y. (June 10, 2011) - This week the Boilermaker 5K Race reached its largest registration in its ten year history. In 2010, the previous largest field boasted 2,991 runners; currently this year's registration stands at over 3,150.
Both the 15k and 5k races will be capped this year at 13,000 and 4,000 respectively; the 15k hit its cap in May.
"In the past we have had the ability to signing up runners up until the last minute for the 5k" said Tim Reed executive director of the Boilermaker"however, between regular sign ups and people wanting to drop down from the 15k I seriously doubt we'll have that luxury this year."
This year the start time of the 5k Race was changed from 7:30am to 7:15am. In addition, the 5k's designation was changed from a run to a race meaning the race will award medals to the top three male and female winners.