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Boilermaker Partners with Comets, Adirondack Bank Center on 2018 Erie Canal Race

Feb. 16, 2018

Erie Canal Race

The Boilermaker Road Race has partnered with the Utica Comets and the Adirondack Bank Center on an exciting new format for the Erie Canal Race presented by Commercial Travelers Life Insurance Company, which is set to take place on Sunday, May 20th.

This year all events, which include a half marathon, a two-person relay and a 5K will finish on the arena floor of the Adirondack Bank Center. The races will be followed by a post-race party open to runners, spectators and the community. There will also be concessions for sale including Saranac products. A free kids run will take place on Saturday, May 19th at A&P Master Images on Water Street.

"Incorporating iconic sports venues into road races is a trend we are seeing throughout the country," said Boilermaker Marketing Specialist, Jordan Peters. "Here in Utica we have one of the most unique arenas in the country and we can't wait to provide this unforgettable experience to our runners."

"There is ample opportunity for the Comets to partner with the Boilermaker, and this is a great first step in that direction," said Cecelie Pikus, VP of Marketing for the Utica Comets. "We're excited to incorporate the Adirondack Bank Center into the Erie Canal Race, and to see what the future holds for the partnership."

Registration for all Erie Canal Events is currently underway. All event information, including how to register, is available at eriecanalhalf.com.


The 41st running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 8th, 2018. The Boilermaker Road Race is a member of the PRRO Circuit.