The 45th running of the Utica Boilermaker is in the books.

After being run in October last year, the Boilermaker returned to its traditional second Sunday in July date.

Boilermaker officials held a post-race news conference on Monday at Boilermaker Headquarters.

Race Director, Jim Staistatis called it a “Picture Perfect” day for a race.

"Everybody was happy. Everybody I saw at the post-race party, smiling, just having a great time. Everything just went picture perfect." said Staistatis.

Total of 5,848 runners finished the 15K race, while 2,848 finished the 5K

Race officials say 44 runners were treated at the medical tent, mostly for heat exhaustion. Two runners had to be transported to the hospital for non-life-threating conditions.

Runners for 42 states and the District of Columbia and 11 countries took part in the race.

Here are some other highlights from the 45th running of the Boilermaker

  • Jemal Mekonnen of Ethiopia was the winner of the 2022 Boilermaker in record-time. Mekonnen won the race in 42:38, breaking the 12-year old course record set by Lelisa Desisa of Ethopia in 2010
  • The women's winner was Rosemary Wanjiru of Kenya, who took home a $10,000 Super Bonus as part of the Professional Road Racing (PRRO) 25th Championship.
  • Daniel Romanchuck of Champaign, IL won his fifth Boilermaker Wheelchair title in a course record time of 31:44 while Jenna Fesemyer of Champaign, IL won her second Boilermaker title in the women's division.  Last year's Men's Wheelchair Champion Hermin Garic of Utica finished second.
  • Last year men's and women's winners, Syracuse native Stephen Rathbun of Springfield, NJ, and New Hartford native Savannah Boucher of San Antonio finished 23rd and 14th respectively.

For a full list of finishers and times, visit

Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 9, 2023, which is the date of next year's Boilermaker.

Did We Catch You Crossing The 2022 Utica Boilermaker Road Race Finish Line?

Boilermaker Sunday is back in July! The morning started with sunshine and brisk air. The finish line was already lined up with fans ready to cheer on their family and friends as early as 6:45 AM.

Scroll to see if we caught you crossing the finish line, or someone you know!
Congrats again to all the participants of the 2022 Boilermaker Road Race.

The Boilermaker Road Race took place Sunday, July 10th, 2022.

Boilermaker Start Line 2022

2022 Boilermaker Health And Wellness Expo At MVCC

The Mohawk Valley Health System Health And Wellness Expo takes place on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at Mohawk Valley Community College. It's where all of the runners pick up their race numbers and information for the 15K and 5K races. Folks can also shop for official Boilermaker merchandise at the Expo.

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