Sunday, July 9, 2023
15K (9.3 miles)
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.
Sunday, July 9th, 2023
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
Culver Ave. near Beechgrove Pl. Utica, NY
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.
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.
Now Part of the Rolling Thunder Triple Crown Series!
New for 2023, the Boilermaker Wheelchair 15K is part of the Rolling Thunder Triple Crown Series. The series is a three-event point-based system for all levels: men/women in the open, quad, masters, and grandmasters divisions. The purpose of the TCS is to help develop and grow the sport of wheelchair racing, providing a more competitive atmosphere for elite and up-and-coming wheelchair racers. For more information, visit this link.
Registration in each individual event (Peachtree, Cedartown, and Boilermaker) will automatically qualify athletes for the Triple Crown Series; there is no separate registration process for the Triple Crown.
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 seven divisions and competes in the 15K race.
- Mens Open
- Womens Open
- Mens Masters
- Womens Masters
- Mens Grand Masters
- Womens Grand Masters
- Open Quad (Men and Women combined)
|2022||Daniel S. Romanchuk||31:33||USA|
|2002||Kamel B. Ayari||36:53||USA|
|1998||Tony M. Nogueira||36:41||USA|
|1996||Tony M. Nogueira||36:15||USA|
|1980||Marty Ball||53:30 (approx.)||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
- 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.