Freihofer's Run for Women Invites Registrations for 2nd Annual Junior 3k Run on 6/2:

Event to Feature “Kids Helping Kids” Initiative to Benefit Melodies Center

ALBANY, NY (April 16, 2012) — Parents with children who currently participate in an extracurricular running program, or who enjoy running as part of their physical education class at school, are invited to register for the 2nd annual Freihofer’s Junior 3K Run, a 1.86-mile road race designed to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for young girls and boys ages 9-14. 

3k Team Run

The professionally time event, which is part of the Freihofer’s Run for Women, will take place on a closed course at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany on Saturday June 2, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

The registration fee is $10 per youth runner. A family member is allowed to participate and run along with his/her youth runner. All registered runners will receive a t-shirt and awards will be given to the top three girls and boys overall.

“There are many youngsters who enjoy running at school, or as part of a recreation program, who aren’t quite ready to tackle a 5K,” said longtime Run for Women Event Director George Regan, noting that the event will be monitored by Albany Police Department and course marshals. “The Junior 3K serves as a bridge between our popular Kids’ Run (offering distances ranging from 50 meters to one mile) and our popular 5K fitness run.”

Sponsored by SportsSignup, the official online sports registration system of the event, the Freihofer’s Junior 3K will also feature a fundraising initiative, “Kids Helping Kids.” Through the effort, organizers will contribute $10 for every child who registers to the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center --

“So often kids don’t often have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of their peers,” said Regan. “This effort will give every child who enters a chance to help a child being cared for by the wonderful physicians at the Melodies Center in Albany. How great is that!”

For more information and to register, visit

Additional information about the 2012 Freihofer’s Run for Women, Freihofer’s Community Walk, Freihofer’s Kids’ Run and the CapitalCare/CDPHP Health & Fitness Expo can be found at  From the home page, you can also link to the event’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.


Event sponsors include the Charles Freihofer Baking Company, Price Chopper Supermarkets, CSC, The City of Albany, FOX23, the Times Union, and 99.5 The River 


Freihofer's, a leading baker of wholesome products, is committed to fostering the growth and recognition of women in sports and inspiring all generations of women to experience the benefits of exercise and good nutrition. Freihofer's continues to set the pace by sponsoring the annual Freihofer's Run for Women 5K. Now in its 34th year, the event, which is home to the Master's World & U.S. All-Comers record, features thousands of women of all ages and abilities from Olympians to recreational joggers, who challenge themselves on the picturesque 3.1-mile course. For more information, visit

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