Boilermaker Road Race

Sunday, October 10th, 2021 Utica, NY 13501 US Directions

Boilermaker Volunteers

15K Packet Pick-Up

October 8, 2021

October 9, 2021

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

MVCC Gym

5K Packet Pick-up

October 8, 2021

October 9, 2021

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

MVCC Gym

Administration (Password Protected)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Bag Check

At least 19 more volunteers needed.

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 14 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 (MVCC Utica campus) and at the Post Race Party (F.X. Matt Brewery's back lot along Columbia Street in Utica, NY).

Busing and Parking

At least 10 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)

Carmella's Cafe Pasta Challenge

Minimum met, 7 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Carmella's Cafe in New Hartford, NY is the sponsor of this fun event which has designated participants compete for prizes in this pasta eating contest.

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and set up the contestants which takes place on the Saturday of the Expo.

Location

Grounds of MVCC Utica Campus during the Expo.

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 4 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

MVCC Gym

Course Marshall Elite Area

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

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)

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

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)

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Elite Runner Logistics (Password Protected)

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Entertainment

At least 200 more volunteers needed.

Details

Arranges for bands, radio stations and entertainment 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

Green Team Expo Area

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers needed to help with clean-up of Expo area

Location

MVCC

Finisher's Pin Distribution

At least 17 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 10 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 68 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

MVCC Athletic Center

Green Team Post Race Party

At least 9 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 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Location

Inside MVCC Athletic Center

Ham Radios

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Hamilton St Group

At least 39 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)

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Provide water and materials to water stations along the course.

5K Race Start

At least 13 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

MVCC Campus

Runner's Snacks (Password Protected)

At least 10 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

Massage Therapist

At least 25 more volunteers needed.

Details

Provide free massages to runners at the Post Race Party.

Media Vehicles (Password Protected)

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Medical (Password Protected)

At least 200 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Merchandise

At least 26 more volunteers needed.

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

MVCC Athletic Center
Post Race Party area

Mile Markers

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Our crew provides the runners with official race time at each mile of the Boilermaker course. We shout out official race times at regular and very frequent intervals. This enables the runners to track their pace and to know how they are progressing toward the finish line.

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 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Pass out Sqwincher at Start & Finish Line

Parking

At least 5 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

Pasta Buffet

At least 18 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Pasta Buffet is served on the Saturday prior to the race from 12 to 3pm at the M.V.C.C. Alumni Center. This event is held in conjunction with the Runners Forum. All proceed benefit the United Way. This all-you-can-eat buffet is $7.00.
We use volunteers to help with set-up, breakdown and busing tables.

Location

MVCC Alumni Center

Photographer (Password Protected)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

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.

October 10, 2021

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.

October 10, 2021

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

Post Race Party SnoCones (Password Protected)

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Distribute Sno Cones to runners at Post Race Party

Race Safety 15K Start (Password Protected)

Minimum met.

Race Safety 5K Start (Password Protected)

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Oversee Course Marshalls to ensure the safety of the race course

Runner's Forum (Password Protected)

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Panel of Experts discuss various aspects of running and nutrition. Volunteers assist with set-up and publicity of event.

Location

MVCC Alumni Center. This event is held with the Pasta Buffet

Scholarship (Password Protected)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Sound Communications (Password Protected)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Set-up sound equipment for the start & finish line of the 15K. Before & during the race we play music and make announcements for the runners. Two people are hired to provide sound for the Kid's run on Saturday.

Sponsor Brunch (Password Protected)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Set-up and organize Breakfast for Sponsors and their guests

Location

Post Race Party

Start Line

At least 75 more volunteers needed.

Start Line Course Marshall

At least 22 more volunteers needed.

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 25 more volunteers needed.

Volunteer Tent

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Walmart Volunteers (Password Protected)

At least 66 more volunteers needed.

Details

Deliver bottled water to specified locations; pick-up and deliver Volunteer shirts after sorting by committee; store Boilermaker glasses; set-up merchandising area at Expo; secure hardware for merchandising and provide food for 3 Mile Walk picnic

Wheelchair Event

At least 11 more volunteers needed.

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

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

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-Beta Sigma Phi

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop by by Beta Sigma Phi

Location

Champlin Ave & Whitesboro St

WS-CABVI

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop hosted by Central Association of the Blind & Visually Impaired

Location

Parkway by Utica Schools District Office

WS-Coldwell Banker

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop hosted by Coldwell Banker Faith Properties

Location

Upper Parkway /Steele Hill Rd

WS-Elks Club

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

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

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Location

Valley View Golf Course/Overlook Point

WS-GE Ski Club

Minimum met, 58 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, 96 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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Kiwanis Club

Location

1111 Parkway

WS-Marr-Logg

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Location

Water Station located at the Marr-Logg Restaurant on Culver Ave

WS-McDonalds

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by McDonald's (with Boy Scout Troop 8)

Location

1130 Culver Ave

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

At least 11 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station by MetLife & Harry's Brakes

Location

Whitesboro St and McBride

WS-Mountainside Medical Equipt

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica Fire Fighters Friends and Family

Location

Shepherd Place by Utica Firehouse

WS-National Grid

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station Hosted by National Grid

Location

Burrstone Rd & Champlin Ave

WS-New Vision - Excelsior Chapter Pioneers

Minimum met, 54 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 24 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop hosted by NYS Dept of Transportation

Location

Burrstone Rd at Utica College

WS- Oneida County

At least 5 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-Root Farm

At least 30 more volunteers needed.

Details

Provide hydration for runners from 5K and 15K races.

Location

Water station is with Beta Sigma Chi Group Champlin and Whitesboro St

WS-Troop 8

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop hosted by Boy Scout Troop 8 (also with McDonalds)

Location

1130 Culver Ave

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 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica College Alumni Assoc

Location

Champlin Ave & Utica College

WS-Utica Rotary

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica Rotary

Location

Parkway Rec Center

WS-Utica Zoo

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by the Utica Zoo

Location

Parkway & Zoo Entrance

WS-Valley View Volunteers

At least 25 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Valley View Volunteers

Location

Utica Parks Garage

WS-Yorkville Fire Department

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Hosted by Yorkville Fire Dept Friends

Location

Champlin & Graham Ave

Other Tasks

Expo Area

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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

The Expo is traditionally held on the Friday & Saturday preceeding Sunday race day.
The Boilermaker uses volunteers in multiple capacities & unique specific tasks associated with management of all of the various activities surrounding the Expo.
Generally speaking, the Expo has approximately 16 hours of public hours across these two days. Volunteers are needed for segments of that time as well as setup and tear down above and beyond those hours.
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.

Location

The Boilermaker hosts the Mohawk Valley Health System's Health & Wellness Expo on the beautiful campus of the Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY.

Start Area

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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

The Boilermaker uses volunteers in multiple capacities & unique specific tasks associated with our two Start Line areas (15K & 5K) on race day.
Generally speaking, the timelines for these range from 5:00am to 10:00am.
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.

Location

15K Start Area
Several block area surrounding intersection of Culver Avenue & Dwyer Avenue in Utica, NY

5K Start Area
Area near intersection of Burrstone Road & York Street in Utica, NY

Course

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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

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.

Water Stops

You must be 5 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Ensuring our participants are properly hydrated during the races, the Boilermaker uses volunteers to man the various water stops along 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.

Location

The Boilermaker has water stops beginning at the Start Line areas, throughout the course and from the Finish Line to the Post Race Party area.

Finish Area

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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

The Boilermaker uses volunteers in multiple capacities & unique specific tasks associated with our Finish Line area on race day.
Generally speaking, the timelines for these range from 2:00am to 2:00pm.
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.

Location

The Finish Line area encompasses a multi-block area around Court Street & Varick Street in Utica, NY.

Post Race Party Area

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

The Boilermaker uses volunteers in multiple capacities & unique specific tasks associated with management of our iconic, Saranac Post Race Party on race day.
Generally speaking, the timelines for these range from 5:00am to 1:00pm.
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.

Location

The iconic, Saranac Post Race Party is located behind the F.X. Matt Brewery along Columbia Street in Utica, NY.

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