The 25th Annual Freihofer's Community Walk will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This unique community event enables hundreds of not-for profit organizations to raise money and awareness by being part of the largest running event in the Capital Region. There is no cost for organizations or walkers to participate and all monies raised go directly to the not-for profit groups.
Registration is closed for the Freihofer’s Community Walk. You may still register on Saturday, June 1 starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Convention Hall of the Empire State Plaza. The Freihofer’s Community Walk starts at Noon on Madison Ave near the New York State Museum.
How to Register Your Non-Profit Agency
2013 Registration is now closed.
All walkers must check in at the Community Walk registration area inside the South Concourse south of the bus turn-around of the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on walk day.
Walkers who have pre-registered and collected donations for a Non Profit Group must check-in with that group's coordinator. Walkers who are not pre-registered but have raised donations may register the day of the walk with the non-profit organization of their choice.
Fitness walkers are required to check-in at the Walk Administration table.
Non-profit Donation Collection
Walkers are encouraged to walk for one of the registered non-profit organizations. Walkers may print out a sponsor sheet from this web site but should contact their chosen non-profit organization for additional sponsor information. All donations collected should be payable directly to the Non-Profit Organization. The Freihofer's Community Walk has raised more than $1 million for non-profit organizations since its inception in 1989. We appreciate your support in this effort.
Please see the event parking page for parking information.
Answers on Who Can Participate in the Community Walk
We've received a number of questions regarding just who is allowed to participate in the Community Walk.
The answer is: anyone and everyone can participate! While the Freihofer's Run for Women 5k is a women-only event, the Community Walk (and most other events over the weekend) are open to men, women and children. We encourage as many people as possible to sign up for the Community Walk. We also encourage participants to select one of our many participating charities to support.
5 Reasons to Participate in the Community Walk.
1. There is no cost to participate.
2. Very easy to get involved. 3. Food, entertainment, shirts, etc provided
4. We also have customized marketing materials available
5. Coordinate a team and raise money. 100% of what you raise goes to charity you select. Great way to raise awareness too. So if you are staff, a board member, a committee member, or a volunteer, please share this information with the non-profit.
Are you a non-profit organization taking part in the Community Walk? Here you'll find several documents to help raise volunteers and bring attention to your cause.