Boilermaker 15K

Boilermaker 15K

Boilermaker 15K

( 6 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Utica,
    New York,
    United States
  • July
  • 9 miles/15K
  • Road Race


Chicago, Illinois, United States
6 6
"As good as advertised"
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Maggie 's thoughts:

I crossed another one off the life list.

I got my first real taste of running in 2001 while working as a sports intern for the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, N.Y. Going in, I had no idea that running was the thing to do in this part of the world. But I learned quickly — one of my first assignments was to cover a 5K — and soon began to run myself.

The biggest event in Utica — not just running, I mean event, period — is the Boilermaker Road Race. With 14,000 runners annually, it is one of the largest and longest-running 15Ks in the world. It draws elite athletes from around the world and thousands of local runners who go for the hills and stay for the post-race party at F.X. Matt Brewery.

Twelve years later, I can call myself a Boilermaker finisher. All I can say is, the event from top to bottom was as good as advertised.


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