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Boilermaker Road Race open registration begins Feb. 1

Posted 1/25/23

Road race enthusiasts, get set. Open registration for the 46th edition of Utica’s Boilermaker Road Race begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.

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Boilermaker Road Race open registration begins Feb. 1

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UTICA — Road race enthusiasts, get set.

Open registration for the 46th edition of Utica’s Boilermaker Road Race begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. The date for open registration was previously announced in mid-December.

Priority registration access — open only to anyone who registered for one of the Boilermaker’s races in 2022 — for Utica’s premier summer sporting event has already opened.

Anyone from the general public will be able to register for the 15K race or the 5K race. Both races are slated to take place on the usual second Sunday morning in July. This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, July 9.

Open registration will remain open until the races meet their caps of 8,500 for the 15K and 3,500 for the 5K or Tuesday, July 4.

The caps have been adjusted after registration numbers have dipped for most races stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. There had been a cap of 14,500 for the 15K in recent years, for instance, but the total field for that race and 5K last year didn’t go over 9,000 finishers.

Anyone who registered for a Boilermaker race in 2022 has until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, to take advantage of their guaranteed entry into July’s events.

Boilermaker Race Director Jim Stasaitis is expecting a busy open registration period.

“With lower race caps and the promise of a fantastic race, we expect that both distances will near capacity quickly,” Stasaitis said in a news release. “We strongly suggest that anyone who wants to run this year’s race register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot at the starting line.”

To register for the race, visit www.boilermaker.com.

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