Race Walk Championship and Sport Clinic

****** USA 5km Race Walk Championships Results here*****


Race Walk logo

Come watch the USA 5km Race Walk Championships Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m. on the Plaza. Before that, however, participate in a FREE SportWalk Clinic at 8:00 a.m. on the Concourse level. Then try the sport walking technique you learned in the clinic on the 3k Community Walk course at 10:00 a.m.

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

Masters Division
Top three men and women per USATF five-year age categories

SportWalk Clinic

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.

Packet Pick-Up

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

Albany, NY

For More Information:

USATF Association Club
Fleet Feet SportWalkers

USA 5km Race Director:
Don Lawrence
USATF Adir. Race Walk Chair
Phone: 518-577-1333
Email: walk2agoal@gmail.com

Contact Information
USATF Adirondack
P.O. Box 1200
Troy NY 12181
Phone: 518-273-5552
Email: eventinfo@usatfadir.org

2013 Results & Awards

5km Race Walk Championship Overall Results (PDF)
5km Race Walk Championship Age-Group Results (PDF)
5km Race Walk Championship Gender Results (PDF)