Sponsored by:

Garelick Farms

Garelick Farms is proud to sponsor the Freihofer’s Junior 3k Run. Garelick Farms is dedicated to encouraging kids to grow up being active and eating healthy.

Garelick Farms

SportsSignup Presents "Kids Helping Kids" Freihofer's Junior 3K Run


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Join the Fun at the 5th annual Freihofer’s Junior 3K Run! SportsSignup presents this 1.86-mile road race to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for youth girls and boys ages 9-14. It begins at the Empire State Plaza in Downtown Albany at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

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 finisher’s medal. The first 200 registered youth runners will also receive a specially designed 3K Run t-shirt.

Watch the TV spot for the Freihofer's Jr 3K Run!

Kids Helping Kids

Part of the Junior 3K Run event is the added benefit of "Kids Helping Kids" with a $10 donation for each registration going to the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Learn more about the Melodies Center here.



Registration for the Freihofer's Junior 3K Run is easy with SportsSignup’s 24/7 online system. The fee for each youth runner is $10. Adult chaperone runners are FREE. To find more details and get started, click the button here:

Online registration provided by Sports Sign

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 Junior Freihofer's 3k Run will take place on a closed course, meaning the roads will be closed to vehicular traffic. In addition, the route will be monitored by Albany Police Department with numerous volunteers and course marshals to insure participant safety.

The Junior 3K Run course is on a portion of the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K course: West on Madison Ave. into Washington Park then looping through the Park and returning to Madison Ave. The finish is the same as the Freihofer's Run for Women 5k finish line, located 100 yards east of the Madison Ave. overpass at the NY State Museum.

Parking: East Garage on the corner of Eagle Street and Madison Avenue. Access from I-787 is via the Plaza Exit, follow signs to East Garage Parking. From I-787 take the Madison Ave. Exit, turn right onto Eagle St., enter garage on 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.

Photo Gallery - Freihofer's Junior 3k Run