Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Boilermaker Road Race always creates a fantastic buzz in Utica. You can almost feel the excitement in the air. It's truly the city's time to shine, as residents welcome, for the 35th year in a row, thousands of runners and other race participants, from all over the world. Although organizers make it look relatively easy to pull off, preparations for the big event happen all year long.

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