Utica, NY (WIBX) - In honor of the man who started the Boilermaker Road Race, ECR International will award four lucky people entries for this year's sold out race. Carolyn Kuczynski is the Senior Marketing Rep for the company. She says the giveaway honors Earle C. Reed, the man who started the road race in 1978, in an effort to give back to the community.

Although the announcement is being made this evening at MVCC, the contest starts next Thursday, (3/22) and runs through June 20th. Winners will be announced on June 21st. The 35th running of the Boilermaker takes place on Sunday, July 8th. To enter the contest or to learn the contest rules, visit. www.ecrinternational.com.