Event Schedule

Note: Packet pickup takes place at and during the Health & Fitness Expo Thursday and Friday at the Armory at Sage College (130 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY) and race morning (tent in front of the steps of the Capitol in East Capitol Park). 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, mask and cookies/bread! The Armory at Russell Sage College (130 New Scotland Avenue) from 4 pm – 8 pm Parking and admission are free.

FRIDAY September 24, 2021

Health & Fitness Expo, Packet Pickup & Last Chance Athlete Registration – 2 pm to 7 pm

Come pick up your race bib, t-shirt, mask and cookies/bread! The Armory at Russell Sage College (130 New Scotland Avenue) from 2 pm – 7 pm Parking and admission are 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.