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Boilermaker: Empire State Race-Off virtual registration now open

The Boilermaker Road Race has opened registration for the first-of-its-kind, statewide, virtual running challenge.

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 8:10 AM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Boilermaker Road Race has opened registration for the first-of-its-kind, statewide, virtual running challenge.

The event is called the Empire State Race-Off. It pits regions all across the state against each other in a friendly competition to determine the best running community in the state.

The challenge also includes a charitable component, with 100% of donations made, and a portion of proceeds benefitting United Way's across the state as they look to carry on their essential programming in the wake of challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.. 

The challenge is meant to encourage healthy, outdoor activity during the Northeast’s scenic and pleasant fall season.

How it works:

Upon registration, participants will select from one of ten New York State regions to represent: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, New York City, North-Country, Rochester, Syracuse or Utica-Rome. Any of the ten New York State regions may be selected regardless of home address and, in fact, participants from out-of-state are encouraged to join align with the region of their choice.

From Sept. 16 to Oct. 31, runners, walkers or hikers will submit, via an online platform, the mileage they have accumulated. At the conclusion of the challenge, the region with the most accumulated mileage will be crowned the winner and receive bragging rights until 2021.

Additionally, all registrants will receive a lightweight, long-sleeve, performance hoodie and a medal, both customized with their designated region. Runners will also have access to a custom, downloadable finisher’s certificate commemorating their achievement.
Outside of representing New York’s geographic regions, there will be a personal leaderboard for participants to see how they stack up against others from around the state and the country. In addition, sub-teams are encouraged to join and their performances will also be tracked separately from the overall, regional leaderboard.

Registration for the Empire State Race-Off is now open and can be accessed along with additional information here

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