Tim Reed on Boilermaker Tenure, Volunteers and Evolving Threats
Reflecting on a decade as the chief of Utica's famous 15k road race, retiring Boilermaker president Tim Reed joins the Keeler in the Morning Show for a look back.
Embedded in the race's recent history - and that of races all across the country - are evolving security measures to keep participants, spectators and volunteers safe.
Reed recalled the Boston Marathon Bombing that rocked the running world. Even closer to home for Reed was that his son wasn't far from the 2013 finish line when the bomb went off.
Utica's renowned road race, Reed said: ''If you're a runner, spectator, volunteer or whatever it is, you should feel very, very good in regards to your security here.'' When asked if race officials dealt with 'threats' surrounding 2017 Boilermaker events, Reed would only say 'nothing credible'.
We also looked back at the tragic death of a Boilermaker runner during the race, recovering from the loss of a major sponsor, the timing mishap and finding ways to make a difference to impact the community.
Listen: Tim Reed discusses retirement after a decade as the Boilermaker head on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning: