This Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year for the city of Utica and that's because it's Boilermaker Sunday!!! One of the most important things a runner of this famous road race needs is the support of spectators along the course. M&T Bank is joining with the community to make sure that happens at mile 8!

Andy Cash

M&T Bank is giving away cowbells to help create a mile-long cheer zone for spectators to ring in their support for participants.

In a written release Allen J. Naples, Central New York Regional President for M&T Bank, says, “The Boilermaker has become a premier event for the Utica community, attracting runners from across the country, and all over the world.”

Here is a video to demonstrate the importance of cheering on a runner and how it can drastically help:

Yes, I am winded at the end, but I will be ready for Sunday. So even if you don't get one of the thousand cowbells from M&T Bank, get out and support those runners.