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Interview subjects sought for Boilermaker documentary

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - What does the Boilermaker mean to you?

That's the question race officials are asking as they seek out interview subjects for a documentary on the 15K Road Race.

Producers of the documentary are setting up a video booth in Center Court of Sangertown Square Mall on Saturday, May 4 between 10 am and 1 pm for local people to document their personal Boilermaker stories.

"The booth will be similar to the old Kodak style photo booths and people will be able to sit in, pull the curtain and explain what the Boilermaker means to them," said Documentary Executive producer Bill Keeler. "It will be private and we're hoping people, even non-runners, will tell why the Boilermaker is important to them."

Excerpts from the video shoot could be used in the upcoming documentary, due to the hit the screen in June.

"We are looking for unique stories,' said Keeler. "Things we haven't heard before."

Excerpts from the video shoot could be used in the upcoming documentary, which is set to be complete for screening in June.

"I don't think any of us in 1978 thought that the race was going to become what it did," said Boilermaker Executive Director Tim Reed. "If we did, boy, we should've done a much better job in regard to writing those things down, taking all those pictures or whatever it is, because memories fade, all those things fade and we just want to be able to capture this at a moment in time and tell a story about a great community."

Everyone who shows up and gives their story, will receive a Boilermaker glass from the past; one more way to preserve and keep fresh the run's long history.

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