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The Boilermaker is dedicated to leading the healthy lifestyle movement through exercise and fun. In 1978, the Boilermaker began as a 15K road race with 876 runners. Today it is a week-long extravaganza drawing thousands from all over the world. Held in Utica, New York, the gateway to the Adirondacks, Boilermaker Week kicks off with a host of activities for runners, walkers, the community, sponsors and volunteers. The Boilermaker events, such as the Health and Fitness Expo, the 5K Race, the Kids' Run, 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. 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. The Boilermaker Road Race takes place the second Sunday in July.