Boilermaker Training Program

2024 Boilermaker Training Program Starts Saturday March 2nd

We offer training programs for both the 5k and 15k distances. Our goal is to get you across that finish line for your first time, your next time, or your best time. The Boilermaker Training Program is a FREE benefit to our members (and we ask that non-members join the club in order to take advantage of this great perk as well as several others!)

We start in late February and early March at Accelerate Sports in Whitesboro. Be prepared to run indoors for 4 weeks, and then at outdoor locations that will include routes along the Boilermaker course! These locations will be announced well in advance and will still start at the same time of 7:30am

This event is coached by the Utica Roadrunners, and will be led by Erik Winberg from Run U Race Performance. Many of the coaches involved in the creation of these running plans are certified by RRCA, which is the most credible coaching certification for recreational runners in the United States.

Interested in taking part? Please sign-up here!

Why do this?

You can get:

  • Coaching by Road Runner Club of America (RRCA) Certified Coaches
  • Group support, motivation & accountability
  • New running friends
  • To run the greatest 15k in the Nation!
  • That sense of pride when you accomplish your goals

Whether you are new to running and want to take a crack at your first 5k or you’ve always wanted to run the Boilermaker 15k, our coaches will get you ready. We also have plans for those who are a little more experienced and want to try to run a personal best!

We will be offering Two Training Levels to choose from for both the 5k and 15k.

Level 1-- First-time Finishers
Level 2-- Established/Recreational Runners

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:

Join us on Facebook for pictures, motivation, and a community of folks to motivate you throughout the week!



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