UTICA, NY - The Boilermaker Road Race - as we all know - ends with a huge party at the finish line.
Like most events this year that was not possible due to the coronavirus.
Tuesday, the Boilermaker Road Race premiered their 2020 virtual post-race party on their official youtube channel.
People from as far away as Melbourne, Australia, and Ottawa, Canada. Logged on to check it out.
It featured highlights of past Boilermaker post-race parties as well as pre-recorded words of encouragement from people like Katherine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, for next year's runners.
“For many years I was only female road runner in upstate New York. From the start, the Utica Boilermaker welcomed women and gave them a stage. Not just the best women, all women. Now 58% of runners in the US are women, and we have to thank the Boilermaker for making that happen."