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Strong Elite Field Assembled for 40th Freihofer’s Run for Women on Saturday, June 2, in Albany, NY:

Nukuri, Bates, Matthews, Bruce and Scherf Among Favorites for $10,000 First Place Prize; Three-Time Olympian, Syracuse Native, Jenn Rhines, Returns to Defend Over 40 Title ALBANY, NY (May 21, 2017) — Organizers of the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K, one of the nation’s most prestigious all-women road races, today announced a stellar elite field to commemorate the event’s 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m. in downtown Albany, N.Y. Former Burundian, Diane Nukuri, a three-time Olympian, will be the one to beat in the open field.  Nukuri, who became a US citizen last year after living in the country for 14 years, has raced in New York’s capital city numerous times and has an intimate knowledge of the event’s challenging downtown course. In 2015, the Santa Fe, NM resident finished 7th here (16:07) and she’ll be eager to improve upon that time. Recent results (6th 2018 Great Manchester Run 10K, 3rd 2018 Gasparilla Classic Half Marathon, 5th 2018 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 6th 2018 B.A.A. 5K) suggest that she is peaking at just the right time. “I enjoy coming to Freihofer’s and love the 5K distance. It’s such a nice change from my marathon racing,” said Nukuri, a graduate [...]

2018-05-22T15:45:24+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Freihofer’s Run for Women Slates 40th Anniversary Past Champions’ Panel Discussion on 5/31

Session to Feature Former Winners Discussing FRW’s Place in the Evolution of Women’s Distance Running in America ALBANY, NY (May 8, 2018) — On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Freihofer’s Run for Women, one of the nation’s most prestigious all-women road races, will celebrate its 40th anniversary. (See the Flyer here) To commemorate this special milestone, event organizers will host a free panel discussion Thursday, May 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. featuring past event champions in the Renaissance Room in The Armory at Sage College, 130 New Scotland Ave, Albany. Parking is free. “Our 40th anniversary presents a wonderful opportunity to welcome back so many of our former champions to share their stories, experiences and thoughts on the role that the Freihofer’s Run for Women has played in the evolution of women’s distance running in America,” said Patrick Lynskey, co-director, Freihofer’s Run for Women. “This panel discussion will be a great opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to learn more about the history of this event and the remarkable women who have won our prestigious title and their collective impact on the sport of distance running.” Slated to attend the session are Jacqueline Gareau of Canada, the first [...]

2018-05-08T21:16:20+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Registration Open for 40th Anniversary Freihofer’s Run for Women

Get In Shape for Prestigious 5K By Joining the 8th Annual Training Challenge Starting 3/19; 10-Week Program Offers New Sites in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Greene Counties, Convenient Training Times ALBANY, NY (February 22, 2018) - Online registration for the 40th anniversary edition of the Freihofer's® Run for Women (Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m.), the Capital Region's premier all-women's 5K road race, is now open at All registrants will receive a high-performance women's commemorative t-shirt. Other perks include: a box of delicious Freihofer's® chocolate chip cookies; a fresh loaf of Freihofer's® bread; chip timing; live results; printable finisher certificates; free massages; chiropractic adjustments and discounted running gear at the event's Health & Fitness Expo; live music both around the course and post event; post-race refreshments courtesy of Price Chopper Supermarkets; and, races for the kids throughout the morning. To sign up, visit "Our anniversary years have historically produced the event's largest fields and we are planning to make the 40th edition special," said Freihofer's Run for Women Co-Director Patrick Lynskey. "So whether you are planning to run on your own alongside our Olympic-caliber athletes or in a team of family, friends or co-workers, we encourage you to [...]

2018-05-08T21:07:16+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|