The Utica National Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Utica National Insurance Group, is the new title sponsor of the Boilermaker 5K Race, the popular event held annually in conjunction with the renowned Boilermaker Road Race weekend of activities in Utica every July. A longtime supporter of the Boilermaker, Utica National, through its foundation, has served as the title sponsor and primary organizing body of the Utica National Kids’ Run, another popular Boilermaker event, since the Run’s inception in 1989.
“For 105 years, Utica National has been a keystone community partner to so many in our region,” said Boilermaker President, Mark Donovan. “The Boilermaker is incredibly grateful for their generous support over the past three decades and is thrilled with the decision to increase their participation with the title sponsorship of the 5K event on Boilermaker Weekend. We look forward to growing our partnership in years to come.”
“The Boilermaker is one of the events that helps define summer in Central New York,” said Utica National Chairman & CEO Rich Creedon. “We’re excited to serve as the title sponsor of the 5K Race, in addition to the Kids’ Run, and appreciate the opportunity to help continue bringing these fun and healthy activities to the community.”
The Boilermaker 15K Road Race and 5K Race will take place on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
About the Utica National Group Foundation
The Utica National Group Foundation was established in 1987 in advance of the company’s 75th anniversary. Since then, it has provided grants totaling several million dollars to hundreds of agencies and projects making positive contributions through their programs and services. In celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary in 2014, the Foundation donated $1,000,000 to The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties to support such programs and services in our community.
About the Boilermaker Road Race
The “Best 15K in the USA” is in its 43rd year. The Boilermaker is the premier event of Boilermaker Weekend. The race consistently attracts elite runners from all over the world, including Olympians and world record holders, and features distance running’s most enthusiastic fans, as well as the sport’s best post-race party, hosted by The F.X. Matt Brewing Company. To register for other Boilermaker events visit the official Boilermaker web site at boilermaker.com. Hotel accommodations and information about other local attractions can also be found on the site.