APD Announces Security Measures for May 30 Freihofer's Run for Women

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 28, 2015) - The following security measures will be in place Saturday, May 30 for the 37th annual Freihofer's Run for Women (FRW):

  • Backpacks/coolers/duffle bags will not be permitted at the race venue.
  • Anything brought onsite, including runners' items for FRW bag-check, must be transported in a clear plastic bag for easy inspection.
  • No animals, dogs or domestic pets (with the exception of service dogs) will be allowed on-site due to the presence of police dog patrols.
  • All 5K Participants should be on site by 8:45 a.m.

"The safety of race participants, spectators, volunteers and residents remains our top priority," said acting Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox.

Toward that end, the APD is asking race participants, spectators and residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to call the event's tips line at (518) 300-0570.

Media calls regarding event security should be directed to the APD at (518) 889-9446.

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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 37th year, the event is boasts a silver label designation from the IAAF, the world governing body for track and field. It 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 http://www.freihofers.com/

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