Boilermaker Road Race

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Utica, NY US 13501 Directions

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General Public

15K Packet Pick-Up

July 12, 2019

July 13, 2019

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

March 14, 2019

July 12, 2019

July 13, 2019

Details

Volunteers distribute race packets to 5K runners. Various shifts available for Friday and Saturday

Location

MVCC Gym

5K Race Start

At least 14 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Location

Burrstone Rd

Boilermaker Square

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Boilermaker Square at Butler Park located near the finish line and the Brewery features a - red brick path- forming an exact miniature replica of the 15K course as it winds its way through the city.
Engraved brick pavers with personalized messages are sold by committee volunteers.

Location

Bricks are sold at the Expo and at the Post Race Party.

Baggage

At least 17 more volunteers needed.

Details

Collect & transport runner's baggage from start line to finish line

Location

Start and Finish Line

Busing and Parking

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Primarily responsible for bus transportation for the 5K & 15K races. This committee is also responsible for Red Zone Parking. The main focus is on transporting racers to the start line and returning the runners to their cars at the end of the race.

Location

Start and Finish Line

Carmella's Cafe Pasta Challenge

Minimum met.

Details

Carmella's Cafe is the sponsor of this fun event. Local "celebrities" compete for prizes in this pasta eating contest. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and set up the contestants.

Location

Grounds of MVCC 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.

Course Marshall Elite Area

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

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

Entertainment

At least 157 more volunteers needed.

Details

Arranges for bands, radio stations and entertainment along the course.

Expo

At least 47 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

Finish Line Set-up

At least 44 more volunteers needed.

Finisher's Pin Distribution

At least 12 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

Freihofers

At least 8 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

Hamilton St Group

At least 4 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.

Ham Radios

At least 7 more volunteers needed.

Labor

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Lunch Distribution

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

Massage Therapist

At least 16 more volunteers needed.

Details

Provide free massages to runners at Finish Line

Merchandise Event

At least 48 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 monitor the ilemarker clocks, which are set up by Eversan, and 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.

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 13 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Pasta Dinner 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

Post Race Party

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

July 14, 2019

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

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Distribute Sno Cones to runners at Post Race Party

Race Safety 15K Start

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Race Safety 5K Start

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Oversee Course Marshalls to ensure the safety of the race course

Start Line

At least 72 more volunteers needed.

Start Line Course Marshall

At least 24 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.

Select Timer

Minimum met.

Traffic and Safety

At least 25 more volunteers needed.

Volunteer Party

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Volunteer Tent

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

EXPO Clean-up

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers needed to help with clean-up of Expo area

Location

MVCC

Wheelchair Event

At least 7 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 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by ARC 9with 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

Minimum met, 63 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Stop by by Beta Sigma Phi

Location

Champlin Ave & Whitesboro St

WS-CABVI

Minimum met, 62 volunteer spots remaining.

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-Genesis Group

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Location

Valley View Golf Course/ Overlook Point

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, 32 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Kiwanis Club

Location

1111 Parkway

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-Mountainside Medical Equipt

Minimum met, 63 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica Fire Fighters Friends and Family

Location

Shepherd Place by Utica Firehouse

WS-National Grid

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station Hosted by National Grid

Location

Burrstone Rd & Champlin Ave

WS-New Vision - Excelsior Chapter Pioneers

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Water Station hosted by New Vision - Excelsior Chapter Pioneers

Location

Shepard Place at Genesee 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-Utica College Alumni

Minimum met, 34 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Utica College Alumni Assoc

Location

Champlin Ave & Utica College

WS-Utica Zoo

At least 7 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by the Utica Zoo

Location

Parkway & Zoo Entrance

WS-Valley View Volunteers

Minimum met, 118 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Valley View Volunteers

Location

Utica Parks Garage

WS-Utica Rotary

Minimum met, 75 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station hosted by Whitestown Jaycees

Location

Parkway Rec Center

WS-Yorkville Fire Department

Minimum met, 49 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Hosted by Yorkville Fire Dept Friends

Location

Champlin & Graham Ave

Private Volunteer Registration

Administration

Minimum met.

Clean-Up Troop 14

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Communications

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

Minimum met, 5 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

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

Location

MVCC Gym

Drug Testing

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 USADA for monitoring and selection of specimens for testing

Elite Runner Accomodations

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Elite Runner Logistics

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Goody Bag Distribution

At least 163 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

Hydration

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Provide water and materials to water stations along the course.

Kid's Run

At least 100 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Location

MVCC Campus

Media Vehicles

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Medical

At least 199 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

National Anthem

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Committee chooses National Anthem winners for each event

Northern Safety Sqwincher Dist

Minimum met.

Details

Pass out Sqwincher at Start & Finish Line

Photographer

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Photographs all aspects of race weekend

Post Race Party Beer Pourers

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

July 14, 2019

Details

These volunteers will be working at the Price Chopper 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

Runner's Forum

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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Sound Communications Coordinator

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

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Set-up and organize Breakfast for Sponsors and their guests

Location

Post Race Party

Walmart Volunteers

At least 69 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

WS-Finish Line

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Station hosted by Resurrection Life Church at Finish Line

Location

Varick St

WS-GE Ski Club

Minimum met, 62 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, 71 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water stop hosted by Getaway Travel & Catskill Water

Location

Genesee St near Pin-O- Rama

WS-MetLife/Harry's Brakes

Minimum met, 97 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Water Station by MetLife & Harry's Brakes

Location

Whitesboro St and McBride

WS-NYSDOT

At least 25 more volunteers needed.

Details

Water Stop hosted by NYS Dept of Transportation

Location

Burrstone Rd at Utica College

Other Tasks

Information Booth

At least 6 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

WS-UFA Alumni

At least 7 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

WS-Root Farm

At least 15 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

Green Team Post Race Party Clean-up

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

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

Location

Varick Street area