Boilermaker Training Program

2021 Boilermaker Training Program is now complete! Thanks all!

We're hoping to start up again around Feb-Mar 2022.

What is it?

Led by a certified coaching staff of RRCA coaches, the Utica Roadrunners continues its tradition of the very successful Boilermaker Training Program.  With the Boilermaker pushed back to October, our training program began in April and continues until the Boilermaker on Oct 10th.   This is FREE to all those who are Utica Roadrunner members!  Not a member?  Why not?  Join up and join us!

We will be offering three different programs:

-Finish the 5k
-Finish the 15k
-Improve 15k and/or get your PR

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:


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