The Boilermaker might be over, but the summer road racing season definitely isn't. Maybe The Boilermaker has you motivated to race more or maybe you just really like a nice race t-shirt, either way, there are quite a few local races you can participate in.

Distances range from a 5K all the way up to a half-marathon, so pick your distance and then pick your race.

July 2017 Road Races

July 16, Saturday:  Miller's Mill 5K Sundae Run takes place in West Winfield, NY. There's also a 2 Mile Fun Walk. Sign up at runsignup.com.

July 22, Saturday: Ilion Days Around Town 5k Run and Walk is part of the 31st Ilion Days celebration. You can sign up at IlionDooDah.com or by using this form.

July 23, Sunday: Pirate 5K Rum Runner at Sylvan Beach, NY. Aside from the fun of Pirate's Weekend and the race, you're supporting a great cause: Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation ProgramSign up at runsignup.com

July 29, Saturday: Believe 271 5K Run and Walk in Bridgewater, NY. This hilly run raises money for Believe 271, which supports firefighters and auxiliary members who have become ill. For more information, and to register, go to their website at believe2715k.itsyourrace.com.

July 29, Saturday: Great American Irish Festival Ranger Run 5K in Herkimer, NY. This event is part of the Great American Irish Festival. Entering the race gets you free admission to the festival as well as a free drink of your choice. Maybe a beer? You can register to run at GreatAmericanIrishFest.com/ranger-run.

July 29, Saturday: Honor America Days 5k Parade Run in Rome, NY. The race precedes the Honor America Days parade in Rome. More information is available at RomanRunners.com

July 29, Saturday: Silver City 5K in Sherrill, NY. This run is part of Sherrill's Fireworks Weekend. No registration is necessary. You can get all the details at SherrillNY.org.

August 2017

August 4, Friday: Newport Firemans Field Days Kick-off Run 5K in Newport, NY. The race kicks-off the Fireman Field Days and raises money for the firemen. Details are available at uticaroadrunners.org.

August 5, Saturday: Battle of Oriskany 5K in Oriskany, NY. This event commemorates the historic Battle of Oriskany, considered a turning point in the American Revolutionary War. You can get information from their Facebook page.

August 5, Saturday: Boulder Inspiration of Trenton Falls in Trenton Falls, NY. There's a 5-mile run and a kid's run, so this one os great for the whole family. Get all the details and register at bolderinspiration.blogspot.com.

August 5, Saturday: Town of Nelson Mad. Co.W. 5K in Nelson, NY. Mad Cow. Get it? This race kicks off at the Nelson Town Hall, which is actually in Cazenovia. You can get more information and register at inyourpace.org.

August 6, Sunday: Lane 10k Lake Run in Speculator, NY. This event is billed as the toughest 10K in The Adirondacks due to the hills on the course. If you're up for the challenge, you can register at lightboxreg.com.

August 10, Thursday: Tromptown Run in DeRuyter, NY. This event includes a 5K and a half-marathon. Get more information at tromptownrun.com.

August 12, Saturday: Ruth Allen Memorial Run in Deansboro, NY. This one includes a 4-mile run, a fun walk, and a kid's race. The event raises money to support the Ruth Allen Citizenship Award, a scholarship for high school seniors. Get all the details at www.marshallrun.org.

August 12, Saturday: Little Falls Lumber/YMCA Freedom Run in Little Falls, NY. This event includes something for everyone: a 10K, a 2-mile run, and a 2-mile walk. Get more information at uticaraodrunners.org

August 12, Saturday: Run for Your Health 5K in Oswego, NY. This also includes a kid's fun run. Check it out at oswegohealth.org.

August 19, Saturday: Landis Arboretum 11th Perennial 5K Forest Run/Walk in Esperance, NY. This is a run and walk, and there are multiple kid divisions. Get all the details at landisarboretum.org.

August 19 & 20, Saturday & Sunday: The Sylvan Beach Races in Sylvan Beach, NY. The race weekend features an obstacle race and 5K on Friday and then a 10K and half-marathon on Sunday. Read the details and register at thenortheastraces.com.

August 26, Saturday: Snowmaker 5K in Westernville, NY. The run, at the Woods Valley Ski Area, includes a 1-mile and a kid's run. Get the details at uticaroadrunners.org.

That should be enough to keep you running this summer. There's no reason to let your Boilermaker training go to waste.

(If we missed something, let us know - we'll update the post.)

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