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Almost 2,500 signed up for Boilermaker 15k thus far

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - It may only be a day away from the start of February, but some folks are already thinking about the start of the 2011 Boilermaker.

To date, 2,428 have signed up for the 15k, while 233 are registered for the 5k. Last year at this time, 740 runners were signed up for the 15k and 50 for the 5k.

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 4m000 for the 5k. The 3-mile walk, which takes place on Saturday, July 9, will not be capped.

Currently only on-line registrations are being accepted at www.boilermaker.com. Paper applications will initially be available Saturday, February 5 at the New Hartford and Rome Planet Fitness locations from 9 a.m. Until Noon.

Due to recent credit card standards, only cash and checks can be accepted for paper applications.

The downloadable application will be available at the Boilermaker website on Monday, February 7.

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