Race Walk Championship and Sport Clinic
Come watch the USA 5km Race Walk Championships Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 a.m. on the Plaza. Later, participate in a FREE SportWalk Clinic at 11:30 a.m. on the Concourse level. Then try the sport walking technique you learned in the clinic on the 3k Community Walk course at 12:00 p.m. on Madison Ave.
2015 USA 5km Race Walk Championships
The 2015 USA 5km Race Walk Championships for the men and women's Open division will be part of the 37th annual Freihofer's Run for Women. The Adirondack Association of USATF will host the national showcase which will feature America's best Race Walkers.
Albany's historic Empire State Plaza will be the site for the Certified 1Km loop to be negotiated 5 times, with the Open division winners sharing the $3000 prize money. The Fleet Feet SportWalkers, a USATF club will manage the organizational efforts. Come watch the excitement of the race walkers (some of whom manage seven minute miles) as they gracefully engage their hips and arms.
ESP National Race Walk Course
1km Certified Loop, at the Empire State Plaza
Surface: Red brick
Split Times / Water stations every 1km
Judging: IAAF, National, Association level certified judges
USA Open 5km Men & Women
Note: National times for matching awards are 22:00 for men and 25:00 for women.
- First Place: $500 ($250 + $250 if Time Standard met)
- Second Place: $400 ($200 + $200 if Time Standard met)
- Third Place: $300 ($150 + $150 if Time Standard met)
- Fourth Place: $200 ($100 + $100 if Time Standard met)
- Fifth Place: $100 ($50 + $50 if Time Standard met)
USA Junior 5km Men & Women
Top three men and women receive USATF Medals
Top three men and women per USATF five-year age categories
11:30 a.m., Concourse Level
The unique style and techniques of race walking will be demonstrated through a "See it, Feel it, Experience it" free clinic. Learning proper movements to enhance fitness efficiency will be the objective. Weekly SportWalking clinics are conducted at Fleet Feet Sports each Monday at 6:00 p.m. Try the 3k sport walk as part of the Freihofer's Community Walk begining at 12:00 p.m. on Madison Ave. Register here and choose USATF Adirondack Race Walking as your organization.
The CapitalCare/CDPHP Health & Fitness Expo
Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany, NY
Friday May 29, Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 31, 7:00 a.m. (on the Plaza level near the start line of the USA 5km Race Walk Championships)
Host Hotel - Holiday Inn Downtown Express
The Holiday Inn Express Downtown has a rate of $99 for the USA Race Walkers at the 2014 Freihofer's Run for Women. Guests just need to mention Freihofer's Run to get the group rate. Your rate includes breakfast and parking is $5.00 per day. Call (518) 434-4111 or click here to reserve.
Albany Area Information
Albany International Airport (ALB)
Albany Downtown area guide/web site
Empire State Plaza
For More Information:
USATF Association Club
Fleet Feet SportWalkers
USA 5km Race Director:
USATF Adir. Race Walk Chair