Boilermaker Road Race crosses registration halfway point

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. - The Boilermaker announced Friday that registration for the 15k Road Race has crossed the halfway point.

More than 7,000 runners have signed up for the 9.3 mile run that will have a record field of 14,000 participants. At this same time last year, just over 2,500 had registered for the event, race officials said. In 2011 the race, which was capped at 13,000 participants, closed out on May 14th.

"If this was a running of the Boilermaker, we're just coming off the golf course hill, speeding down the Parkway," said Jim Stasaitis, Boilermaker Race Director, "And it looks like we'll set a course record in closing out 15k."

The 5k has seen a similar growth pattern with over 550 registered compared to 250 a year earlier. For 2012 the 5k Race will be capped at 4,000.

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