We’re Proud to be Charity Bib Partners for the 2024 Boilermaker!

Help HumaneCNY’s Charity Bib Runners Raise Funds for Our Animals! 

The Boilermaker 15K and 5K will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2024 in Utica, NY. The 5k walk will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Support our runners & donate today – scroll down for bios on all of them!

Runner Bios

​Maureen Davison
I joined as Shelter Director at HumaneCNY in 2020.  I am excited to run with HumaneCNY for this year’s Boilermaker! This will be my third Boilermaker and my second year running for such a great cause. HumaneCNY has helped so many sick, neglected and abandoned animals find loving homes. Pictured with me is Bosley. He was found in a garbage dump abandoned with other dogs and suffering from front let trauma. He has since been adopted by a loving family!

Rachel Flynn
I am an employee at HumaneCNY and have been a runner for over 12 years. This will be my second time running the Boilermaker 15K with a charity bib. Last year I ran to advocate for Rico, a long time shelter dog who has since found his forever home! This year I’m running for Diamond (pictured here) and am hoping she will find her a home of her own! Diamond came from a cruelty situation, and yet she still holds so much love for humans. My goal is to raise $500 for Diamond and the other animals at HumaneCNY.

Emily Cerio
I’m a senior in college at Keuka College. At home, I have 4 cats, 2 of which were adopted from HumaneCNY. I have been working at HumaneCNY since July 2022 and have grown to appreciate all that shelters have to offer, and enjoy helping them help animals in need. My career goal is to be the Director of an animal shelter. I have decided to walk for Theo, Humane CNY’s longest resident. As of March 4th, Theo has been at the shelter for 1,000 days. 

Jennifer Bailey and Prince
Dr. Bailey is an emergency veterinarian at the Veterinary Medical Center of CNY. But she also volunteers her time to provide medical care to the pets waiting for their forever homes at HumaneCNY. Dr. Bailey does not like to run but she LOVES to speed walk. Her dog, Prince, is an 11-year-old Miniature Pinscher mix that also loves walking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding and bicycling. Dr. Bailey and Prince are super-excited to be competing in the 5K virtual “run” (speed walk) to support all the great work that Humane CNY does for animals in our community.

Parker Bready
I am a Resident of Liverpool, working in Syracuse as a Service Engineer. I adopted my dog Blue from HumaneCNY in March of 2022. This will be my first long distance race and I am running to help raise money for HumaneCNY. There is a special place in my heart for shelters, adopting blue was one of the best things I could have imagined doing. Now I want to pay it forward by helping raise money and spread awareness for the animals still in the shelter who are looking for furever homes.

Morgan Phillips
I have participated in many races throughout my life including 5ks, 10ks, and a half marathon! This will be my first time participating in the Boilermaker! I have two cats, one of which I adopted from HumaneCNY. Nora, pictured here, was a bottle fed kitten after she was the only one of her siblings to survive an animal attack. I am very impressed and thankful with the care Nora received at HumaneCNY! I am running this race for HumaneCNY’s cats and dogs that are still in need of a forever home. 

Brielle Dailey 
2024 will be my first Boilermaker, but I have loved running for years. I have been a volunteer for HumaneCNY for a long time, doing laundry and cleaning, transporting animals to and from vet appointments, and now fundraising! My two pups came from HumaneCNY: a couch potato Lab adopted in Winter 2020, and a Husky running buddy adopted in Summer 2022. HumaneCNY is an amazing organization, and I look forward to representing them in the Boilermaker 2024 this July!

Michelle Blecha

I am running to raise money to help support the animals that have been let down by other humans. This year I am running because if my permanent foster Josh (pictured here) with various health problems can continue to have a positive outlook and run, so can I! I’ll also be running in memory of Shiloh Marie, a dog that humans failed before I could help.


Nancy Hohler I’ve been walking dogs at HumaneCNY since 2020! I have seen so many of my favorite dogs find loving homes. I’m running for all the dogs still looking for the perfect home! I’ve always loved running – and it’s always better with a shelter dog. Never run alone!



Michael Pittsley 
I am an avid runner and I also have eleven dogs for pets. HumaneCNY adopted Rudy to me in 2017 and I have been a fan of both Rudy and HumaneCNY ever since. Help me reach my goal of raising $500 for HumaneCNY’s wonderful animals!

Kelly Vollmer
I have been a vegan for over ten years and love animals. I have been volunteering at HumaneCNY for years and have met so many animals that have since been adopted! I could use your support to help HumaneCNY – they have so many more animals that need forever homes. I have two dogs, a Pug mix and a Beagle, both adopted from HumaneCNY! I will be running the 15k virtually.

Jodie Pichura I am a huge animal lover! I have a Mini Schnauzer who is spoiled rotten, her name is Khloe Bear and she goes everywhere with her mum! I enjoy biking, walking/running and working out. I’m excited to run, but mostly I am happy about the thought of raising money for fur babies at HumaneCNY that need it!