UTICA, NY - Boilermaker Road Race officials request the general public keep their drones grounded on Boilermaker Sunday.
"We have simply seen too many instances in the press of drones losing control and hurting people," said Tim Reed, president of the Boilermaker Road Race. "We have an obligation to keep the race safe for everyone be they participants or spectators."
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), drones are not allowed to fly over large gatherings of people.
"There will be no drones utilized by public safety at this year’s Boilermaker," said Lieutenant Chuck Kelly of the Utica Police Department. "Therefore if they are seen July 12th they are not ours."
If anyone spots a drone flying in the proximity of the race, please contact race officials or the Utica Police Department.