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The Boilermaker is dedicated to leading the healthy lifestyle movement through exercise and fun. What started in 1978 as a 15K road race with 780 runners is now a weeklong celebration, which culminates in the world’s best 15K, the Boilermaker.

Held in Utica, New York, the gateway to the Adirondacks, Boilermaker Week kicks off with a golf tournament and includes a host of other activities for runners, walkers, the community, sponsors and volunteers. The Boilermaker events, such as the Health and Fitness Expo, the 5K Run, the 3 Mile Walk, the Youth Run, and the newly introduced Miler, allow the community to show visitors from all over the world the best of what the area has to offer.

If you are an avid runner or someone who wants to meet a new personal fitness goal, the Boilermaker 15K is for you. With a challenging, spectator-lined course, the Boilermaker 15K is often referred to as the nation’s best 15K—due in part to the Post-Race Party at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

For those who want to experience the Boilermaker without running a 15K, try the 5K, the 3 Mile Walk or the Miler. We offer something for the entire family, no matter what the age or skill level—all with a focus on fun and fitness. Whatever level of participation you choose, you’re sure to enjoy an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience.