The Boilermaker Road Race here in Utica New York needs your help. Your help is a pretty easy task too.

The Boilermaker Road Race has announced on Facebook that they have been able to sponsor a guide dog through Freedom Guide Dogs. For those that don't know, Freedom Guide Dogs breeds, raises, trains and places successful working guide dogs with the blind and visually impaired.

Here's where your help is needed:

This little guy will be trained in no time, but right now he needs a name! Which of these names is your favorite?

Here's the names to consider:

- Baker (Boiler + Maker!)
- Strider
- Miles

You can comment on their Facebook page to cast your vote. The Boilermaker will announce the winning name over the weekend of June 11th and June 12th.

Boilermaker Road Race via Facebook
Boilermaker Road Race via Facebook
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The Boilermaker Walk Is Back

The Boilermaker Walk is back for this year. It will be the first Boilermaker walk in five years. The walk will take place on Saturday, July 9 at Utica’s Proctor Park from 8:00 to noon.

The 3-mile course will take you through TR Proctor Park and the longer 4-mile course continues on and takes your through FT Proctor Park. Each participant will receive a commemorative finisher's pin.

Registration for the walk is $8 and is now open at boilermaker.com. The 45th running of the Boilermaker will take place on Sunday, July 10.

Saranac Thursday Returning For 2022 In Utica New York

One of Central New York's summertime traditions is back. Saranac Thursdays will return to downtown Utica New York after taking a break 2020, and 2021. You can read the full scoop online here.

Peep The Profiles: Central New York Pups Are Looking For Love

Is it puppy love or could you possibly be together fur-ever? Here's what you'd see if there was a dating app for dogs. Would you swipe left, or right?

Did You Know These Restaurants in The Utica/Rome Area Are Dog Friendly?

Looking to take your pup along with you for your next meal? These restaurants in the area will allow them at your table while you are outside! Who knew?

Did You Know That This Is New York's Official Dog?

New York's official state dog, which was adopted in 2015, isn't a specific breed, but rather an occupation according to the law,

"The working dog shall be the official dog of the
state. For the purposes of this section, 'working dog' shall mean (see specific professions below):"