EVENTS

Wheelchair 15K Race

Race information

Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2023


Start Time:
7:45am


Distance:
15K (9.3 miles)

EVENTS

Wheelchair 15K Race

Race information

Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2023


Start Time:
7:45am


Distance:
15K (9.3 miles)

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The Boilermaker’s Wheelchair Division has grown into one of the largest and most competitive fields in the country which is a testament to the hard work of our amazing wheelchair athlete-focused volunteer team.

Athletes will experience the world-renowned 15K, recognized for its fun and challenging course, and its post-race party at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

With ample water stops, strong attention to medical detail, and crowd support that is like no other race, the Boilermaker 15K is an event not to be missed.

Sitrin Wheelchair Challenge

The Sitrin Wheelchair Challenge program provides a racing wheelchair to the program participant that can complete the Boilermaker 15K in 2 hours and 15 minutes or less. Since 1997, 35 racing wheelchairs have been awarded to the Challengers. Program participants are chosen though an application process. Typically one chair is awarded per year. Applicants not chosen to be the Challenger can still participate in the race, but are not eligible to win the racing chair. Winners of the racing chair are not eligible to win prize money.

Registration Opens:
January 9, 2023 at 10:00am for all runners who were registered in 2022. Open registration begins on February 1, 2023 at 10:00am

Date:
Sunday, July 9th, 2023

Start Time:
7:45 a.m.

Packet Pickup:
The Boilermaker’s Health & Wellness Expo presented by MVHS
MVCC Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501
Friday, July 7th: Noon to 7:00pm & Saturday, July 8th: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Start Location:
Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl. Utica, NY

Finish Location:
Court St. at Varick St. Utica, NY

Distance & Course:
The course is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) USATF recertified in 2012. The course is marked in miles with ample official water and aid stations. Streets are closed to traffic for 2 hours 30 minutes.

Safety:
The course is restricted to registered runners and official race personnel. Walkers, dogs, skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, bicycles, and baby joggers/strollers are prohibited. We strongly discourage the use of headphones.

COURSE CHANGE FOR 2023 ONLY

Due to a New York State Department of Transportation construction project on lower Champlin Avenue, a course change will affect both the 15K & 5K races.

Both races will turn off Champlin Avenue at Caroline Street to avoid the construction and follow the posted detour. The detour will require the 15K & 5K starting lines to be altered slightly to ensure proper course distances.

See course maps for complete details.

Wheelchair Race Divisions

The Wheelchair Race is comprised of five divisions and competes in the 15K race.

  1. Mens Open
  2. Womens Open
  3. Mens Masters
  4. Womens Masters
  5. Open Quad (Men and Women combined)

Men’s Winners


Year Name Time Country
2022 Daniel S. Romanchuk 31:33 USA
2021 Herman Garic 35:35 USA
2020 COVID
2019 Daniel Romanchuk 32:32 USA
2018 Daniel Romanchuk 31:45 USA
2017 Daniel Romanchuk 35:05 USA
2016 Daniel Romanchuk 35:05 USA
2015 Joshua Cassidy 32:52 ON
2014 Joshua George 34:01 USA
2013 Joshua Cassidy 34:11 ON
2012 Matthew Lack 36:41 NZ
2011 Krige Schabort 33:16 USA
2010 Krige Schabort 32:59 USA
2009 Krige Schabort 36:52 USA
2008 Krige Schabort 32:57 USA
2007 Krige Schabort 32:51 USA
2006 Saul Mendoza 34:18 USA
2005 Tyler Byers 39:31 USA
2004 Saul Mendoza 31:49 USA
2003 Saul Mendoza 35:09 USA
2002 Kamel B. Ayari 36:53 USA
2001 Saul Mendoza 33:30 USA
2000 Saul Mendoza 32:40 USA
1999 Krige Schabort 33:35 USA
1998 Tony M. Nogueira 36:41 USA
1997 Saul Mendoza 34:05 USA
1996 Tony M. Nogueira 36:15 USA
1995 John Rudolph 42:56 USA
1994 Chris Waddell 40:17 USA
1993 Chris Waddell 41:41 USA
1992 Marty Ball 45:06 USA
1991 Colin Dye 44:04 USA
1990 Bill McGovern 48:50 USA
1989 Tom Nowhitney 1:03:16 USA
1988 Bill McGovern 53:34 USA
1987 Tom Nowhitney 59:00 USA
1986 Bill McGovern 49:25 USA
1985 Jeff Koch 46:53 USA
1984
1983 Marty Ball 48:06 USA
1982 Marty Ball 48:06 USA
1981 Colin Dye 1:05:29 USA
1980 Marty Ball 53:30 (approx.) USA

Women’s Winners


Year Name Time Country
2022 Jenna Fesemyer 43:01 USA
2021 Stephanie Woodward 1:34:13 USA
2020 COVID
2019 Jenna Fesemyer 43:07 USA
2018 Amanda McGrory 40:00 USA
2017 Amanda McGrory 37:40 USA
2016 Amanda McGrory 41:43 USA
2015 Amanda McGrory 40:08 USA
2014 Amanda McGrory 41:10 USA
2013
2012 Amanda McGrory 39:33 USA
2011 Amanda McGrory 39:11 USA
2010 Anjali Forber-Pratt 49:23 USA
2009 Ellie O’Neal 1:09:58 USA
2008 Jacqui Kapinowski 1:03:40 USA
2007 Anjali Forber-Pratt 49:13 USA
2006
2005 Shirley Reilly 44:35 USA
2004 Jessica Galli 45:36 USA
2003 Jessica Galli 47:35 USA
2002 April Coughlin 50:53 USA
2001 Jessica Galli 47:20 USA
2000 Laurie Stephens 46:26 USA
1999 Laurie Stephens 46:57 USA
1998 Jessica Galli 52:06 USA
1997 Jessica Galli 52:18 USA
1996 Rose Winand 46:08 USA
1995 Connie Head 1:12:30 USA
1994 Harrilyn Beehner 1:16:25 USA
1993 Connie Head 57:08 USA
1992 Connie Head 54:09 USA
1991 Connie Head 1:02:39 USA

Open Men & Women


  • 1st – $4,000
  • 2nd – $2,500
  • 3rd – $1,500
  • 4th – $1,000
  • 5th – $750
  • 6th – $500
  • 7th – $400
  • 8th – $ 300
  • 9th – $200
  • 10th – $100

Masters Men & Women (Age 40 – 49)


  • 1st – $1,500
  • 2nd – $1,000
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $ 300
  • 5th – $100

Grand Masters Men & Women (Age 50+)


  • 1st – $1,000
  • 2nd – $500
  • 3rd – $300

Open Quads


  • 1st – $2,000
  • 2nd – $1,000
  • 3rd – $500

The Boilermaker Road Race has a zero-tolerance drug policy.

Athletes who participate in Boilermaker events may be subject to drug testing. Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.

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FOUNDING PARTNERS

GOLD & PRESENTING PARTNERS

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Boilermaker Road Race
PO Box 512, Utica, NY 13503
315.797.5838

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