APD Announces Security Measures for June 4 Freihofer's Run for Women

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 31, 2016) — The following security measures will be in place Saturday, June 4 for the 38th Freihofer’s Run for Women:

For Participants:

  • 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 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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