Boilermaker Road Race

Sun July 10, 2022 Utica, NY 13501 US Directions

Boilermaker Volunteers

15K Packet Pick-Up

July 8, 2022

July 9, 2022

Details

Volunteers insure that runners receive the proper bib, as well as any additional information needed to complete the race. Volunteers verify information on the bib with identification shown by the runner.
Shifts are available Friday and Saturday.
Volunteers are always needed especially late Saturday, 4-5pm

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

WS-Nimey Auto

Minimum met.

Details

Water Station

Location

Located at Nimey's Auto at the Start Line

5K Packet Pick-up

July 8, 2022

July 9, 2022

Details

Volunteers insure that runners receive the proper bib, as well as any additional information needed to complete the race. Volunteers verify information on the bib with identification shown by the runner.
Shifts are available Friday and Saturday.
Volunteers are always needed especially late Saturday, 4-5pm

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Administration (Password Protected)

Minimum met.

Bag Check

Minimum met, 20 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Collect runner's baggage at the 15K Start Line, transport it to the Post Race Party area after the Finish Line & distribute it back to runners

Location

15K Start Line is located near the intersection of Culver & Dwyer Avenues in Utica, NY.

The Post Race Party area after the Finish Line is located along Columbia Street in Utica, NY.

Boilermaker Square Park

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

Boilermaker Square at Butler Park located between Columbia & Whitesboro Streets in Utica, NY near the Finish Line and adjacent to the Post Race Party. It features a red brick path forming an exact miniature replica of the 15K course as it winds its way through the city.

The brick pavers are available for sale with engraved personalized messages.

Volunteers are needed to help promote the sale of these pavers at the Expo in shifts to cover the approximately 16 hours as well as at the Post Race Party on race day.

Location

Bricks are sold at the Expo (Mohawk Valley Community College Campus).

Busing and Parking

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

As a point to point race, the Boilermaker provides complimentary bus transportation to participants via a partnership with Birnie Bus. The transportation is to and from the 15K Start Line & the Post Race Party area after the Finish Line.

Volunteers are primarily responsible for managing this bus transportation with communication to the running participants as well as managing Red Zone Parking for Finish Line officials and volunteers.

Location

Start Line (Dwyer Avenue & Pitcher Street in Utica, NY) and Finish Line/Post Race Party area (Whitesboro Street in Utica, NY)

Clean Up Crew 2

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers are responsible for stacking all tables and chairs from the finish line through the entire post race party and medical tents. After stacked and organized we assist brewery personnel to place tables etc onto pallets and move inside brewery. Also assist in stacking beer tops from each pouring location and placing in brewery.

Communications (Password Protected)

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Supply, program, tune and distribute portable two-way radios & headsets to EMS, Start & Finish Line, Security etc. Supply and install mobile radios in the public safety command post. Be on call all weekend in case of equipment failure.

Corporate Cup (Password Protected)

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Corporate Cup Volunteers assist with distribution of runners gifts at the Sports Expo, managing team rosters, and helping with awards.

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Course Marshall Elite Area

Minimum met, 20 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

We provide security and a safety zone around Elite Runners and Wheelchair participants for warm-ups prior to the start of the race.

Drug Testing (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 14 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

The Drug Testing Committee works with the elite runners. (Top 3 male & female runners along with randomly selected top ten finishers) Each Volunteer is assigned to a runner. As the runner crosses finish line the volunteer informs them they have been selected for drug testing. The volunteer escorts their runner at all times until they are tested. Volunteer hands runner over to member of The Testing Company for monitoring and selection of specimens for testing.

Elite Runner Accommodations (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 20 volunteer spots remaining.

Elite Runner Logistics (Password Protected)

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Entertainment

At least 77 more volunteers needed.

Details

Course Entertainment volunteers include bands, DJs, musicians, radio stations, dance troupes, and noise-making talent along the course.

Expo (Password Protected)

At least 50 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers needed to set-up and break down Expo area in Athletic Center, gym and grounds. Also to be available Friday & Saturday for various duties.

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Green Team Expo Area

July 8, 2022

July 9, 2022

Details

Volunteers needed to help with clean-up of Expo area

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Finisher's Pin Distribution

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Set up chutes at Finish Line on Court & Varick St. Distribute finisher's pins at Finish Line. Provide support and assistance as needed.

Location

Finish Line

Finish Line Set-up

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Freihofers (Password Protected)

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers at our station hand out Freihofer Choc Chip Cookies and give directions to runners at the Post Race Party to specific locations or events.

Location

Post Race Party

Goody Bag Distribution (Password Protected)

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers provide all 15K and 5K runners with their Incentive Bag which contains their Boilermaker Glass and Program book. Volunteers greet runners, check bib numbers and pass out bags. They also assemble bags, stock supplies and break down boxes for recycling.

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Green Team Post Race Party

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Distribute waste containers to collection points. Empty containers and clean area after Post Race Party.

Location

Varick Street area

Information Booth

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

Help runners and visitors with information about the race, EXPO, directions and general knowledge of the surrounding areas

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Ham Radios

Minimum met, 25 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Provides additional support throughout the race. Must be a regiatered Ham radio operator

Hamilton St Group

At least 25 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers will help distribute popsicles, set up tables for energy drinks, set-up garbage cans, clean-up area among a variety of other duties on Hamilton St at the Post Race Party area.

Hydration (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 5 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Provide water and materials to water stations along the course.

5K Race Start

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers are needed to help all aspects of the start of the 5K Race.

Location

Burrstone Rd

Kids' Run (Password Protected)

At least 100 more volunteers needed.

Details

This Kids' Fun Run is organized and sponsored by Utica National Insurance Company.

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus

Massage Therapist

At least 24 more volunteers needed.

Details

Provide free massages to runners at the Post Race Party.

Media Vehicles (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 12 volunteer spots remaining.

Medical (Password Protected)

At least 195 more volunteers needed.

Details

Medical personnel are available to provide assistance to injured runners before during and after the race.

Merchandise

July 8, 2022

July 9, 2022

July 10, 2022

Details

Volunteers help with cash register, sales, and stocking merchandise at the Boilermaker Store in the EXPO.
Volunteers are always needed: Sat 12-4:30 and Sun: 8-12

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College Campus
Post Race Party area

National Anthem (Password Protected)

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Committee chooses National Anthem singers for each event .

Northern Safety Sqwincher Dist (Password Protected)

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Pass out Sqwincher at Start & Finish Line

Parking

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers needed to help direct and park cars with Red Zone passes to appropriate areas. Volunteers help keep runners, spectators, and other volunteers safe by staffing traffic check points that deter motorists from driving into the course. Also assist EMS Response vehicles getting through crowd to assist runners in distress

Pepsi Distribution

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Distribute Product at Finish Line

Photographer (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Photographs all aspects of race weekend

Post Race Party Beer Pourers (Password Protected)

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

July 10, 2022

Details

These volunteers will be working at the iconic Saranac Post Race Party serving Saranac Beer.

Resources Needed

Beer 12 - 10 - 15
Beer 13 - 10 - 15
Beer 15 - 20 - 30
Beer 17 - 20 - 30
Beer 18 - 20 - 30
Beer 19 - 20 - 30

Post Race Party (Password Protected)

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

July 10, 2022

Details

Plan the Post Race Party and coordinate with all the vendors, beer pourers and post race activities.

Resources Needed

Dole Fruit Cups - 4 - 6
Walmart Water - 10 - 20
HP Hood Frozen Treats - 10 - 15
SnoCones - 15 - 20

Race Safety (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 7 volunteer spots remaining.

Runner's Snacks (Password Protected)

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers needed to bag lunches for runners of the 5K and 15K. Saturday prior to the race. Distribute 15,000 snack packs to runners

Location

Behind the Brewery
Post Race Party

Scholarship (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 5 volunteer spots remaining.

Sponsor Brunch (Password Protected)

Minimum met, 17 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Set-up and organize Breakfast for Sponsors and their guests

Location

Post Race Party

Start Line

At least 66 more volunteers needed.

Start Line Course Marshall

Minimum met, 89 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Our job is to promote safety and security for all runners from the time they arrive at the Start Area until the race begins. Keeping runners in their proper corrals based on seeding and keeping non-runners out of staging area.

Traffic and Safety

At least 24 more volunteers needed.

Volunteer Party

At least 22 more volunteers needed.

Volunteer Tent

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Walmart Volunteers (Password Protected)

At least 58 more volunteers needed.

Wheelchair Event

Minimum met, 116 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Volunteer for this committee provide:
Transportation of Athletes
Coordinate local accommodations for athletes
Provide support at the Expo
Accompany athletes to and during pre-race and post-finish events.

WS-ARC

Minimum met, 10 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by ARC (with Mohawk Valley Health System)

Location

Sunset & Burrstone Rd

WS-Bank of America

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Bank of America (Also The Genesis Group)

Location

Valley View Rd - Overlook Point

WS-Coldwell Banker

Minimum met, 38 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Stop hosted by Coldwell Banker Faith Properties

Location

Upper Parkway /Steele Hill Rd

WS-Elks Club

Minimum met, 16 volunteer spots remaining.

Location

Elks Club on Champlain Ave

WS-Finish Line

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Resurrection Life Church at Finish Line

Location

Varick St

WS-Genesis Group

Minimum met, 56 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Genesis Group (with Bank of America)

Location

Valley View Golf Course/Overlook Point

WS-GE Ski Club

Minimum met, 60 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by GE Ski Club (with Rainbow Sportsman Group)

Location

Whitesboro St - Kernan Fire House

WS-Getaway Travel/Catskill Water

Minimum met, 81 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water stop hosted by Getaway Travel & Catskill Water

Location

Genesee St near Pin-O- Rama

WS-House of the Good Shepard

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station - Sponsored by The House of the Good Shepherd

Location

Champlin Ave in front of The House of the Good Shepherd.

WS-Kiwanis

Minimum met, 39 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Kiwanis Club

Location

1111 Parkway

WS-MetLife/Harry's Brakes (Password Protected)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Water Station by MetLife & Harry's Brakes

Location

Whitesboro St and McBride

WS-New Vision - Excelsior Chapter Pioneers

Minimum met, 21 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by New Vision - Excelsior Chapter Pioneers

Location

Shepard Place at Genesee St

WS-NYSDOT (Password Protected)

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop hosted by NYS Dept of Transportation

Location

Burrstone Rd at Utica College

WS- Oneida County

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

This Water Station is paired with another group GE Ski Club

Location

Located on Whitesboro St and the Kernan Firehouse.

WS-UFA Alumni

At least 30 more volunteers needed.

Details

Provides water to runners at the start of the 5K Race and for all 15K runners.

WS-Utica College Alumni

At least 15 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica College Alumni Assoc

Location

Champlin Ave & Utica College

WS-Utica Rotary

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica Rotary

Location

Parkway Rec Center

WS-Valley View Volunteers

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Valley View Volunteers

Location

Utica Parks Garage

WS-Yorkville Fire Department

Minimum met, 80 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Hosted by Yorkville Fire Dept Friends

Location

Champlin & Graham Ave

Course

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

Minimum met.

Details

The Boilermaker uses volunteers in multiple capacities & unique specific tasks associated with management of our race courses on race day.
Generally speaking, the timelines for these range from 5:00am to 11:00am.
If you are interested in learning more about these, please register and we will be in touch directly with you to get into more specifics.

Walk

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

3 Mile & 4Mile Walk on Saturday of Race Weekend. Participants receive a Walk Bib and Commemorative Pin.

Location

Walk starts at MVCC and winds through Proctor Park looping back to MVCC Campus for finish

Media

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Private Committee

Labor

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

This Committee is vital in setting up areas such as Expo and moving materials to various sites prior to the race.

McDonald's PRP Distribution (Private Group)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Distribute Chocolate Milk to Runners at Finish Line

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