Utica, NY (WIBX) - If you plan on running the Boilermaker, you'd better sign up soon.  Race officials say registration for the 15-K race has crossed the halfway point.

Over 7,000 runners have signed up for the race so far.

At this point last year, just over 2,500 had registered.

Last year's race closed out on May 14th when the cap was 13,000

The 15-K race is capped at 14,000 runners this year.

The 35th running of the Boilermaker will take place on Sunday, July 8th.