Boilermaker Unveils 2016 Charity Bib Participants
Feb. 16, 2016
The Boilermaker Road Race announced the charities involved in the 2016 Boilermaker Charity Bib Program at a press conference on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10am.
Ten not-for-profit organizations located in Central New York will be participating in this year's Charity Bib Program, which has raised over $400,000 for charitable organizations in the community since its inception in 2013.
The Charity Bib Program is a fundraising effort that provides not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to "fund-" and "community-" raise by securing the sale of Boilermaker race bibs to runners throughout the nation. During the 2016 season, 125 total bibs will be distributed to the 10 chosen local charities. Those not-for-profits met the qualifications set forth by the Boilermaker Charity Bib Program Committee and are dedicated in selling each bib for a minimum fundraising pledge of $500. The maximum number of bibs any one charity was given in 2016 was 20.
This year's chosen participants are: The Root Farm, Make A Wish, Food Bank of CNY, Masonic Care Community, ARC of Onondaga County, United Cerebral Palsy, Veterans Outreach Center, Midtown Utica Community Center, Sitrin Healthcare Center and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
"This year was extremely competitive with nearly 350 bibs requested by 24 not for profits" said Tim Reed, president of the Boilermaker Road Race. "For a runner wanting to get into this year's race here is a chance to get in while doing something good for the community."
Also announced was a partnership with Quadsimia Internet Services to manage the Charity Bib page as well as offering social media support.
The Boilermaker Charity Bib Program will open on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM (EST). Participants can sign up for the 15k & 5k races and 3 mile walk. The Boilermaker Charity Bib registration link will be located at boilermaker.com.
The 39th running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday July 10, 2016 in Utica, NY.