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For Boilermaker runners – Good luck tomorrow (NY) July 10th

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2011 Boilermaker

Tomorrow marks the 33rd annual Boilermaker 15k race, hosted by ECR and Saranac (F.X. Matt Brewing) – which are both sold out.

The official beer for the 1011 Boilermaker is Saranac Adirondack Lager.
Saranac Adirondack Lager
Saranac Adirondack Lager Stats:

  • Availability: 6 Packs, 12 Packs, Draught, Trail Mix
  • Brewers Notes: Our classic German lager has a perfect balance of caramel malt sweetness. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body.
  • Beer Style: German Amber Lager
  • Malt Selections: Two-row & Caramel
  • Hop Selections: Cascade, Mt Hood, German Hallertauer
  • Food Companions: Red Pasta, Sandwiches, BBQ Chicken, Tex-Mex
  • Alcohol By Volume: 5.5%

Approx, 250+ kegs will be shared with 40,000 of the closest friends, including runners, volunteers and spectators.

15k runners must complete the race in 2 hours and the 5k within 45 mins. For more information, check out:

Good Luck!


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About the Boilermaker:
The Boilermaker Road Race was established in 1978 by Earle C. Reed. Reed was looking for a way to give back to the community that had supported his family’s business, Utica Boilers (now ECR International). The 15K road race began with just over 800 runners and a budget of $750.

In 1983, renowned distance runner, Bill Rodgers, not only participated but won the race with a time of 44:38. Rodgers elevated the race by bringing both national exposure and credibility to the event. Since then, the Boilermaker has attracted elite runners from all over the world, including Olympians and world record holders. In fact, the Boilermaker has been named by the Analytical Distance Runner as the most competitive 15K road race in the world.

Today, the Boilermaker 15K road race hosts over 10,000 runners per year. Boilermaker Weekend offers events for participants of every age and skill level. It has grown to include fitness and special events, such as a 5K Run, a 3 Mile Walk, a Youth Run, an Invitational Mile, Kids’ Olympics, a Health and Fitness Expo., and more. Designed around the weekend’s crown jewel, the Boilermaker 15K Road Race, Boilermaker Weekend promotes a healthy lifestyle with a focus on fun, family, and community spirit!

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