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Registration Deadlines Near for 2018 Erie Canal Half: A Boilermaker Event

May. 9, 2018

Saturday, May 11th is the final day to register for the 2018 Erie Canal Half before the final price increase and participants will have until Thursday, May 17th to register online. After that time, all runners will have to register in person on Saturday, May 19th or race morning Sunday, May 20th, at the Adirondack Bank Center.

The Boilermaker Road Race has partnered with the Utica Comets to bring an exciting new format to 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."


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