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3,433 signed up for Boilermaker 15k so far

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Slightly less than 10,000 spots remain for the 15K portion of the Boilermaker Road Race.

In their ongoing efforts to keep local runners aware of registration for the 2011 Boilermaker updated numbers are being released on a weekly basis each Monday.

So far, 3,433 have signed up for the 15k, while 355 are registered for the 5k race. Last year at this time, 911 runners were signed up for the 15k and 69 for the 5k. At this point, race officials estimate that 26% of the 15k field has been filled, with this year's race running approximately two months ahead of last year's registration.

This year a registration cap has been set for both the 15k and 5k races. The cap is set for 13,000 runners for the 15k and 4,000 for the 5k. The 3-Mile Walk which takes place Saturday, July 9 will not be capped.

A downloadable PDF for people wanting to sign up via paper is now available at www.boilermaker.com. Also, paper applications will be available during normal business hours at the Distance Running Hall of Fame offices located at 114 Genesee Street in Utica.

Due to recent credit card standards, credit card transactions cannot be accepted for registration by paper. In addition, a two dollar paper processing fee will be charged.

The 34th running of the Boilermaker will take place Sunday, July 10, 2011.

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