Women's 5K Run

Overview

Welcome runners!

The 39th edition will take place, for the third year, at our runner approved venue in the shadow of the NY State Capitol and City Hall in the heart of downtown Albany. The new venue features improved access, better parking, a more spacious start and a gradual downhill finish surrounded by beautiful urban parks making it one of the most picturesque anywhere

2017 will be the 104th anniversary of the Freihofer's Baking Company, founded in 1913 by the Freihofer brothers in Troy, NY. The Freihofer's Baking Company has been dedicated to delivering baked goods with the freshest and purest ingredients to their customers.

Directions to the Empire State Plaza
Event Parking Information

Entry Procedures

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No strollers or pets allowed.

2008 Freihofer's Run for Women front of the pack

Photo by: Jeff Foley

The Freihofer's Run for Women entry fee is $25 for the first 500 registrants. Early registration is encouraged!

ONLINE ENTRY (Enter online and save!):
Online registration closes Tuesday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m.

  • First 500 registrants - $25
  • Registered by 4/15 - $30
  • Registered by 5/27 - $35
  • Registered by May 30 - $40
  • Last Chance Registration 6/2 - $45

PAPER ENTRY FORM:
If you would like a paper entry to print out and mail in please send us an email at runninginfo@freihofersrun.com. The cost of a paper entry is $40 as we need to process these manually.

IN-PERSON/LAST CHANCE ENTRY:
Please see the Event Schedule page here.

Teams

2008 Freihofer's Run for Women team finish

Photo by: Victah Sailer

Running tends to be an individual sport, however Freihofer's Run for Women offers individuals the unique opportunity to run as a member of a team. Growing in popularity, last year over 300 teams entered. Share the fun and camaraderie!

Each participant may only register as part of one team.

Team Categories include:

  • Mother/Daughter (consisting of two team members)
  • Sister/Sister (consisting of two team members)
  • Grandmother/mother/daughter (consisting only of three team members)
  • High School Teams (consisting of five team members)
  • USATF Club Teams (consisting of five team members)*
  • Family & Friends (consisting of five team members)
  • Corporate Teams: Please visit the Freihofer's Corporate Cup page

*In order to qualify for USATF Club Team Prize Money (this is not related to Freihofer's Corporate Cup), you must be a member of a Club team that is currently registered and in good standing with USA Track & Field.

To register for one of the above team categories (with the exception of the Corporate Team category), download and print this application.

NOTE: All team members must be registered individually.

Awards Ceremony

Please see the Event Schedule page for time and location

Age group awards are 14 and under and then 5 year groups to 90+.

The bands we have on tap are:

Funk Evolution 10:15-11, 11:30-1:30 Main Stage
Acoustic Trauma On the Course
Band of Gold On the Course

We hope you stick around!