Freihofer’s Junior 3k 2019-03-02T20:07:26+00:00
Freihofer's Jr 3k

Freihofer’s Junior 3K Run

Join the fun at the 10th annual Freihofer’s Junior 3K Run! This 1.86-mile road race is designed to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for youth girls and boys ages 8-14. It begins on Washington Avenue in Downtown Albany at 11:00 a.m. on race day!

The Junior 3K Run is a professionally timed race and takes place on a closed course and is monitored by Albany Police Department and numerous course marshals along the route to ensure participant safety. A family member is allowed to participate and run along with his or her youth runner. All registered youth runners will receive a box of delicious Freihofer’s chocolate chip cookies and a t-shirt.


The fee for each youth runner is $15. Adult chaperone runners are FREE.


All children must be registered and wearing their official race number in order to participate.


Awards will be given to the First Place girl and boy overall and to the top 3 girls and boys in the following age groups: 9 and younger, 10-11 and 12-14.

3K Course

The Freihofer’s Junior 3K will take place on a closed course, meaning the roads will be closed to vehicular traffic. The start and finish are the same as the 5K on Washington Avenue. Click here for a course map.

Parking: Please see the parking link on the right.

3K Training

PDF icon Freihofer’s Junior 3K Warm Up Exercises – How to properly warm up to get the most out of exercise — and to reduce the prospect of injury.

PDF icon Freihofer’s Junior 3K Basic Running Form Drills – Learn proper running form as a way to maximize your speed and efficiency and minimize your chances of injury.

PDF icon Tips on Running Technique – Additional tips on technique that will help instill a life-long love of running.