2012 Race Cap and Boilermaker Logo Revealed
Dec. 14, 2011
December 13 (Utica, N.Y.)- The Boilermaker announced the race cap numbers for the 2012 race. The 15k race will be 14,000, an increase of 1,000 runners, while the 5k will remain at 4,000.
"We have had a number of meetings with Directors who deal with various aspects of the race to arrive at the number" said Race Director Jim Stasaitis "We want to give as many people as possible the chance to run the race while maintaining the quality people expect."
Runners can register on line beginning Saturday January 7th at boilermaker.com.
In 2011 the 15k race opened registration on January 8th and was sold out on May 14th.
On line registration fees for the 15k will remain at $35 with the 5k increasing from $20 to $25. The Three Mile Walk application will remain at $15. For the 2012 race there will no longer be a late registration fee traditionally imposed after May 30th.
A paper registration event will take place at the New Hartford Planet Fitness on Saturday January 7th from 8:00am until noon. While there will be a two dollar paper processing fee, everyone who registers will receive a prize. Only checks and cash can be accepted for the paper sign up. "With the increasing speed of on line registration the days of paper applications are probably coming to a close" said Tim Reed Executive Director. "From an inability on the legal side to take credit card data, having to retype the runners information while striving to have as 'green' a race as possible paper has become a bigger burden."
It is planned to have at least two more paper signups at Dicks Sporting Goods and Carbone Auto, both sponsors of the Boilermaker, in the late January/ early February timeframe.
The race will be looking at more strictly enforcing the time limit the course is open which prohibits vehicles from using the roads.
The 2012 Boilermaker logo was also revealed to the general public. Marking a change the Boilermaker reached out to the Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) Graphics Art students to design next year's design. MVCC will be the venue for the Boilermaker Expo to be held July 6th and 7th.
The winning logo was created by Shawn Lockwood a sophomore student majoring in the Graphic Arts.
The 35th running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place Sunday July 8th 2012.