Note: Packet pickup takes place at and during the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday and Friday at the Armory at Sage College (130 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY) and race morning (North side of Empire State Plaza next to State Street). Hours and more details below. We will be sending out more specific details on packet pick up procedures as we near race date. We strongly recommend that you plan to pick up your packet prior to race day as we will be giving everyone specific arrival times to ensure appropriate social distancing guidelines.
THURSDAY September 23, 2021
Health & Fitness Expo & Last Chance Athlete Registration – 4 pm to 8 pm
Come pick up your race bib, t-shirt, cookies/bread and check out the Health & Fitness Expo at the same time! Sage College from 4 pm – 8 pm Find health and fitness exhibitors along great bargains on running and fitness gear. Have a bite to eat, get your blood pressure taken and relax before the race. Parking and admission are free.
FRIDAY September 24, 2021
Health & Fitness Expo, Packet Pickup & Last Chance Athlete Registration – 12 pm to 7 pm
Come pick up your race bib, t-shirt, cookies/bread and check out the Health & Fitness Expo at the same time! Sage College. 12 pm – 7 pm Find health and fitness exhibits from all over the country, health seminars, and great bargains on running and fitness gear. Admission is free.
SATURDAY September 25, 2021
Packet Pickup – 6:30 am – 8:20 am – North Side of the Empire State Plaza next to State Street
This is for participants who absolutely could not get their packet on Thursday or Friday. Packet Pick-up will begin at 6:30 am on race morning. We recommend you park to the South of the Plaza if picking up your bib. Available parking areas include: East Garage, Times Union Center, V-lot at the Plaza, and new Capital Center, as well as on street parking on Swan Street.
Freihofer ’ s Run for Women 5K – 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Join over 3,000 women in this amazing annual event. You will be sent arrival time information along with your corral information. You will have specific times for arrival, entry into the corral and your start. The first wave will go off at 9 am with a smooth flow of athletes following. It is critical that you pay attention to your start time and position. We will not be standing in place for long periods of time.
5K Start 9:00 am with line up starting at 8:40 am in the colored corrals
Last 5K Finisher approximately 10:30 am
Awards Ceremony – 10:30 am
5K Awards 10:30 am – Main Stage in East Capitol Park
Age Group Award Winners can pick up their awards in the age group award tent as soon as results are posted. Please check your phone for results after your finish. Since it will be a rolling start actual results may be slightly delayed.
3K Awards immediately following the 3K run finish
Freihofer ’ s Junior 3K Run – 11 am
Join us for a 1.86-mile road race to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for girls and boys ages 6-14.
Freihofer ’ s Kids ’ Run – 11 am
11:00 am, Kids’ Mile, Washington Ave.
All other Kids’ Run distances, Washington Ave.
- 50m Start immediately following the 3k Finish
- 100m Start immediately following the 50m
- 200m Start immediately following the 100m
- 400m Start immediately following the 200m
There is no entry fee, but all runners must be registered and will receive a cool kids’ t-shirt just for participating, while supplies last. For kids ages 3-11.