The National Distance Running Hall of Fame, founded in 1998, is located in Utica, New York. Utica was chosen because it holds the Boilermaker 15k, the largest such race—10,000 runners—in the country and the city enthusiastically supports it. The race is also consistently rated in the top 100 races in the U.S. The museum displays photographs, memorabilia, and awards. It also serves as a clearinghouse and encourages runners to submit their race times, writings, pictures and other memorabilia to the museum.