Boilermaker Guide for 2015


Every year Utica gears up for the biggest 15K Road Race of the year – The Boilermaker. People wake up early and line up the streets to support their favorite runner, watch the powerhouse runners and the exceptional wheelchair racers. This year the Boilermaker takes place Sunday, July 12. Every year people race to sign up for the 5K and 15K road race that have been selling out in record paces. The 5K begins at 7:15 a.m. with the 15K following suit at 8 a.m. Make sure you set your alarm clock early to get your favorite spot.


Here are some events that will be taking place during the Boilermaker weekend



Planet Fitness Health & Fitness Expo

expobanner2The Planet Fitness Health & Fitness Expo takes place Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica. Friday hours are Noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Planet Fitness Health and Wellness Expo is where all of our runners pick up their race packets. This healthy lifestyle event offers something for everyone including: a food court, live entertainment, race merchandise, interactive booths, a runners’ forum and more.


Pasta Dinner

pasta-dinnerRunners and their family and friends can carb-up at the popular “all-you-can-eat” pasta buffet that features an assortment of pastas and sauces, salad, bread, dessert and beverages for only $7 at the Alumni College Center, Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica Campus), 1101 Sherman Dr.
Utica from Noon – 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the United Way by dining at the Pasta Dinner that is sponsored by Sodexo.





Boilermaker Concert



Boilermaker runners, families, volunteers and the entire community can relax the night before with music from Classified, Utica Pops Orchestra and the Holy Cross Academy Student Choir from Oneida at the Stanley Center for the Arts, 259 Genesee St., Utica. Tickets for this Boilermaker Concert are on sale ranging from $15-$40. There are discounts for Boilermaker participants, active military and Stanley members. Tickets are available at The Stanley Box Office, by calling (315) 724-4000, or through A cash bar will also be available, featuring soft drinks and Saranac beers. For more information, visit or





After Party


Nik and the Nice Guys

Nik and the Nice Guys & Platinum Productions DJ Entertainment – FX Matt Brewing Company, 811 Edwards St. (Back parking lot) Utica

Last Left – The Celtic Harp, 805 Varick St., Utica. Noon – 4 p.m.

DJ Zack Santino – Shots, 700 Varick St., Utica. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.




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