Training Program

Starts Saturday, February 1st, 7:30am at Accelerate Sports Complex, Whitesboro

What is it?

A Utica Roadrunners-run training program that works you up safely and successfully to the Boilermaker 5K or 15K! After the first four weeks at Accelerate Sports in Whitesboro, we move the runs outdoors and follow predetermined routes that give you a solid base and then increase mileage each week to get you to 9.3 miles. Many of the routes follow the actual Boilermaker route so you can get familiarized with it.

When is it?

Every Saturday morning starting at 7:30am (sharp!) from February 1st right up to the Boilermaker July 12th. You will get a schedule on the first day to know the routes ahead of time and to get suggested training for during the week.

Who can do it?

ANYONE! Doesn’t matter if it’s your first Boilermaker and you’ve run no further than to your mailbox OR if you’re a veteran runner looking for motivation and a great group to run with. There will be people of all ages and abilities in the group. We guarantee you will find some lifelong friends by joining!

Why do it?

Why NOT?! You’ll have a group of friends ready to run with you every week (which will definitely get you out of bed!), you’ll have seasoned runners to tap into for advice, there will be volunteers on the course hydrating you and keeping you safe on the streets and so much more. 100% of our participants have crossed the Boilermaker finish line for multiple years. We think it’s the BEST training program around! So again... why NOT?!

Do I need to be a UR member?

Yes, please! It’s a great deal though - only $25 for the year for an individual), $30 for couples or only $40 for a family of 3 or more living at the same address. You’ll get local running news throughout the year and other benefits. Sign up right on our website:


Give coordinator Tracy Perkins a call at (315) 761-8004 or email her at She’s got you covered.

2019 Boilermaker Training Program
Day one of the Boilermaker Training Program.
Training Program participants on the Big Day!