UTICA, N.Y. – The Boilermaker will be holding its annual post-race party online this year, following its first-ever virtual race that took place in September.
A virtual pre-party will kick off at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, on the Boilermaker Road Race’s YouTube channel.
The actual party will start at 7 p.m., featuring musical performances, messages from Boilermaker staff, presentations from runners Kathrine Switzer and Bill Rodgers, as well as a portion recognizing race participants and award winners.
The annual Boilermaker Road Race was held virtually this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was moved from July to September, allowing people to race on their own time and report their results.
“We were able to do that with important pieces such as the Wheelchair Challenge, Charity Bib program and the Corporate Cup Challenge. Being able to unveil the iconic Saranac Post Race Party, the largest in all of road racing, in a virtual format is the final piece to the puzzle. We are extremely grateful to all who have contributed to making this a reality and trust that Boilermaker Nation enjoys the show,” said Mark Donovan, president of the Boilermaker Road Race.
The videos from the party can be viewed live, or after the event. To visit the Boilermaker YouTube channel, click here.