Running in the Boilermaker? Make sure you know how to get there, where to park

Don't find yourself scrambling last minute before the big race!

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 10:23 AM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 5:03 PM

Whether it's your first Boilermaker Road Race experience, or you just want to make sure all your ducks are in a row -- here are the directions and parking information runners need to know ahead of the big day. 

DIRECTIONS TO 15K START LOCATION:
From New York Thruway From Albany

Take exit 30 for NY-28 toward Herkimer/Mohawk
Turn left at Mohawk St/NY-28 S and Continue to follow NY-28 S0.7 mi
Turn right at NY-5S W12.0 mi
Exit onto Turner St. toward Bleecker
Parking on Right
Destination will be on the left - 2201 Dwyer Ave

DIRECTIONS TO 15K START LOCATION:
From New York Thruway From Syracuse

Take exit 31 toward NY-8/I-790/NY-12/Utica
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Genesee St S/NY-5S/Downtown Utica0.4 mi
Keep right at the fork to continue toward N Genesee St0.2 mi
Turn right at N Genesee St0.6 mi
Slight right at Lee St0.2 mi
Slight left at John St0.2 mi
Turn left at NY-5S E/Oriskany St E (Continue to follow NY-5S E)1.6 mi
Exit onto Turner St. toward Bleecker
Parking on Right
Destination will be on the left - 2201 Dwyer Ave.0.2 mi

DIRECTIONS TO 15K PRE-RACE BIRNIE BUSES:
Free Birnie Bus service will be available to take 15K runners ONLY to the start line near ECR International.

The Birnie Buses will be located:
1 - near the finish line at the corner of Court St. and State St.
2 - near the rear of post race party area on Whitesboro St.

Buses will begin running at 6:00 AM and will stop running at 7:00 AM. Please arrive early to use this Birnie Bus service

DIRECTIONS TO KEY LOCATIONS (FROM STARTLINE)
Please note - directions below will get you within a certain proximity to your final destination. Keep in mind roads are shut down and there is no formalized parking.

TO THE FINISH LINE:
Head west on Dwyer Ave toward Culver Ave0.2mi
Turn left at Broad St1.3mi
Slight left at Oriskany St E/Park Ave0.5mi
Continue to follow Oriskany St E407ft
Turn left at Genesee St0.5mi
Turn right at Lafayette St0.3mi
Turn left at Varick St
Destination will be on the right

POST RACE BIRNIE BUSES
Free Birnie Bus service will be available after the race. These buses will be available to take 15K runners back to the 15K start line area. The Birnie Buses will be located on Whitesboro St., located behind the Post Race Party.

Post Race Party Birnie Buses will run until 1:00 p.m.

Further information is available from the Oneida County Convention and Visitor's Bureau at Thruway Exit 31, (800) 426-3132.

(*Information provided by boilermaker.com)

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