Wide Open Field Set to Contest 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women On Saturday, June 1 In Albany, N.Y.

Wide Open Field Set to Contest 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women On Saturday, June 1 In Albany, N.Y. Jenn Rhines, Melody Fairchild Set to Tussle for Masters (Over 40) Field ALBANY, NY (May 22, 2019) — Choosing a winner at this year’s Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K is going to be a challenging assignment. Unlike in previous editions where a clear-cut favorite has headlined this prestigious all-women’s road race, the 2018 open division features a collection of talented American distance runners who have never previously tasted victory in New York’s Capital City. “This year’s open division field is completely wide open,” said Elite Athlete Recruiter John Tope. “Anyone could run off with the title if they have a great run!” Scheduled to toe the line and vie for the $10,000 first place prize are: Elaina Tabb (Watertown, Mass.), 27, a William & Mary graduate currently competing with Team B.A.A.  Her recent accomplishments include 5th 2019 BAA 5K, 11th 2019 Houston Half Marathon (PR 1:10:44), 11th 2019 USATF XC Championships and 8th 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships. Maddie Van Beek (Perham, Minn.), 27, the 7th woman in North Dakota State University (NDSU) track & field history to garner an Academic All-America distinction [...]

2019-05-21T16:08:19+00:00 May 21st, 2019|

Freihofer’s® Run For Women To Host Health & Fitness Expo 5/30-5/31 At The Armory At Sage College

Event Features Last Chance Sign Up, Seminars and Family-Friendly Health and Fitness Activities ALBANY, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) — Capital Region residents are invited to get their summer off to a healthy start by attending the Freihofer’s Run for Women’s Health & Fitness Expo, a companion event to the 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women. The free, two-day event, which is open to the general public, will be held Thursday, May 30 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, May 31 from noon to 7 p.m. at The Armory at Sage College of Albany on New Scotland Avenue. “The Freihofer's Run for Women Health and Fitness Expo showcases the best in health and fitness in the Capital Region,” said Freihofer’s Run for Women Co-director Kristen Hislop. “It highlights fitness facilities, health and wellness companies, health and fitness activities, nutrition and healthy eating, fitness apparel and gear, plus clinics on self-defense, mental health and running, and preparing yourself to run injury free. In addition, the Expo is the site for last chance registration for the Freihofer's Run for Women, Junior 3K and Kids’ Runs. Attendees can also pick up their race numbers, Freihofer's bread and, of course, delicious Freihofer's chocolate chip cookies!” "We're looking [...]

2019-05-16T00:41:52+00:00 May 16th, 2019|

Freihofer’s® Run For Women To Award $10,000 To Girls Inc. And Caring Together, Inc.

Donations Will Come from 2019 Participant Registration Fees  ALBANY, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) — Two local charities with women-focused missions will receive checks totaling $10,000 from the 41st annual Freihofer’s Run for Women event registration fees. Girls Inc. of the Great Capital Region aims to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. The organization, which has offices in Albany and Schenectady, serves more than 1,000 girls annually through its award-winning, research-based programs, which are offered through after-school programs, school vacation week programs, Summer Fun Camps, Eureka!, and other outreach programs. “Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies and are entitled to thrive in communities that invest in their total physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Girls also need access to information, resources and skills to be effective partners in promoting their own healthy development,” said Ashley Jeffrey Bouck, executive director, Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region. “We are so grateful that the Freihofer's Run for Women has chosen to partner with us and invest in our local girls.” Albany-based Caring Together, meanwhile, plays a leading role in the battle against ovarian cancer, the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. [...]

2019-05-15T01:45:26+00:00 May 15th, 2019|

Freihofer’s Run for Women Announces Ambassador Program

12 Women Chosen to Represent Race at Community Events, Regional runs, and on Social Media ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2019) — Officials at the Freihofer’s® Run for Women today announced the launch of the event’s Ambassador Program, an initiative designed to encourage more women to get involved in one of the nation’s most prestigious all-women’s road races. “As we head to the 41st Freihofer's Run for Women, thousands of women have experienced the empowerment, joy, sisterhood and fun of the Freihofer’s Run for Women,” said FRW Co-Director Kristen Hislop. “But we know we can touch more lives, so we decided to introduce the Freihofer's Run for Women Ambassador Team.” The application process began in March and an outstanding group of women applied. A committee then reviewed the applications and whittled the field to 12 women who have not only made the event a part of their lives, but also have a strong social media presence and can inspire others to take part. These individuals will represent the race at community events, other regional runs, and on social media. Chosen this year were Trishna Begam (Latham, N.Y.), Jennifer Bell (Dalton, Mass.), Shea Foley (Slingerlands, N.Y.), Olivia Frempong (North Greenbush, N.Y.), Kristen [...]

2019-03-27T15:36:07+00:00 March 27th, 2019|

Registration Open for 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women on June 1

10-Week Training Challenge to Shape Up for Race Day Begins 3/19 at Sites in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Greene Counties ALBANY, N.Y. (February 18, 2019) — Online registration for the 41st Freihofer’s® Run for Women (Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m.), the Capital Region’s premier all-women’s 5K road race, is now open at freihofersrun.com. 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 freihofersrun.com.  The first 500 women will be able to register for just $25. To help participants get in shape for race day, registration is also underway for the 9th annual Freihofer’s® Training Challenge starting Monday, March 18.  You can sign up for the 10-week program when you register online for the Freihofer's Run 5K. Online registration through the 5K registration is the only method of registering for this program. The Training [...]

2019-02-27T13:14:09+00:00 February 15th, 2019|