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Boilermaker 15k Officially Reaches Cap, Still Ways to Participate

May. 2, 2017

Boilermaker Road Race: 40th Anniversary Logo

The Boilermaker 15k road race officially reached its registration cap of 14,500 on Sunday, April 30th. The 15k race cap was increased by 500 runners for the 40th anniversary, which contributed to a longer registration period than the race has seen in recent years.

A few options exist for those who are still interested in participating in the 40th Boilermaker. Individuals may join a first-come first-served waiting list. Individuals on the waiting list will then be contacted if and when sufficient deferrals have been made to reach their lottery number. Registered runners may also transfer their bibs. Both the bib transfer and waiting list options are administered through RunSignUp which can be accessed via boilermaker.com.

A third option for locked-out runners is the Boilermaker Charity Bib Program. Charity Bib runners are tasked with raising funds on behalf of one of ten selected non-profit organizations. There are still 20 charity bibs available. Since the program's inception in 2013, $500,000 has been raised to benefit local charities. If interested in participating in Charity Bib, contact the Boilermaker's Community Outreach Director at rebecca@boilermaker.com.


The 40th running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017.