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Boilermaker donates $18,500 to Utica

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Boilermaker Planning Committee held their first meeting at Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday night. There they announced a new Charity Bib Program and giving $18,500 to the City of Utica to help pay for police overtime.

The Boilermaker chose to donate $18,500 to the city one dollar for each runner.

The Boilermaker's new Charity Bib Program gives spots to runners who missed registration in exchange for them donating to a local charity.

"We held 200 bibs back from the general population and it has been pretty cool," said Tim Reed Executive Director of the race. "We have seen runners that have come from Florida, Maine, Texas California and Maryland, so it's not only the local runners... I had one guy from California who had his plane ticket and hotel room just didn't have his bib so he's going be running for the make a wish foundation."

Runners have to make a $500 minimum donation.

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