Women's 5K Run


Welcome runners!

Online Registration for the 2017 Freihofer's Run for Women on June 3 is coming soon!

The 39th edition will take place, for the third year, at our new and improved venue in the shadow of the NY State Capitol and City Hall in the heart of downtown Albany. The new venue features improved access, better parking, a more spacious start and a gradual downhill finish surrounded by beautiful urban parks making it one of the most picturesque anywhere.

2017 will be the 104th anniversary of the Freihofer's Baking Company, founded in 1913 by the Freihofer brothers in Troy, NY. The Freihofer's Baking Company has been dedicated to delivering baked goods with the freshest and purest ingredients to their customers.

Directions to the Empire State Plaza
Event Parking Information
Freihofer's Run For Women Corporate Training Guide

Entry Procedures

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No strollers or pets allows.

		Freihofer's Run for Women front of the pack

Photo by: Jeff Foley

The Freihofer's Run for Women entry fee is $25 until March 1. Early registration is encouraged!

ONLINE ENTRY (Enter online and save!):
Online registration closes Tuesday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Registered by 3/1 - $25
  • Registered by 4/30 - $30
  • Registered by 5/31 - $35
  • Last Chance Registration 6/1 - $40

Paper entries will cost $35. A paper entry form is available for download here. Please enclose a check for $35 along with your completed application. Paper entries close on Friday, May 22nd. Note: Any online entry discounts do not apply to paper entries.

Please see the Event Schedule page here.

USATF Adirondack Grand Prix and USATF Adirondack Road Race Championship

The Freihofer’s Run for Women will host USATF Adirondack’s 5k Open Women’s Road Race Championship. This championship is open to USATF Adirondack female members 14 years of age and older. $1,500 in prize money will be awarded to the top 8 open female USATF Adirondack members and top 2 USATF Adirondack club teams (female). Prize money distribution will be as follows:

Individual: 1st $400, 2nd $250, 3rd $200, 4th $150, 5th $125, 6th $100, 7th $75, 8th $50

Club teams: 1st $100, 2nd $50

To register for the championship please indicate your current USATF membership number during your race registration. If you plan to compete on a USATF Adirondack club team, please ask your club to submit the team declaration form which is available here.

The Freihofer’s Run for Women is proud to announce its participation in the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series as the 5k Open Women’s event. This is open to USATF Adirondack female members age 16 years and older. The USATF Adirondack Grand Prix offers a competitive series of races that is attractive to top tier regional athletes, including open, masters, and age-graded. It highlights many of the USATF Adirondack region’s best running events at a variety of road race distances with approximately one race per month beginning in March and ending in November. This provides a tangible benefit for runners who purchase a USATF Adirondack membership. Points are accumulated based on event performance. During an end-of-year awards dinner, prize money and gift certificates are awarded to 42 athletes in six age divisions. To be eligible for the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Scoring at this event, please indicate your USATF Adirondack membership number during your registration.


		Freihofer's Run for Women team finish

Photo by: Victah Sailer

Running has always been an individual sport, however Freihofer's Run for Women offers individuals the unique opportunity to run as a member of a team. Growing in popularity, last year over 300 teams entered. Share the fun and camaraderie!

Each participant may only register as part of one team.

Team Categories include:

  • Mother/Daughter (consisting of two team members)
  • Sister/Sister (consisting of two team members)
  • Grandmother/mother/daughter (consisting omstvh 2f three team members)
  • High School Teams (consisting of five team members)
  • USATF Club Teams (consisting of five team members)*
  • Family & Friends (consisting of five team members)
  • Corporate Teams: Please visit the Freihofer's Corporate Cup page

*In order to qualify for USATF Club Team Prize Money (this is not related to Freihofer's Corporate Cup), you must be a member of a Club team that is currently registered and in good standing with USA Track & Field.

To register for one of the above team categories (with the exception of the Corporate Team category), download and print this application.

NOTE: All team members must be registered individually.

Awards Ceremony

Please see the Event Schedule page for time and location

Age group awards are 14 and under and then 5 year groups to 90+.

The bands we have on tap are:

Funk Evolution 10:15-11, 11:30-1:30 Main Stage
Acoustic Trauma On the Course
Band of Gold On the Course

We hope you stick around!

Shoe and Clothing Donations

HMRRC logo

Don’t throw out those sneakers! Give your used sneakers and race shirts a new life by donating them to those who need your help. Bring previously loved sneakers and race shirts (clean, in good condition, and sneakers tied together) to the Hudson Mohawk Road Runner’s Club booth at the CapitalCare/CDPHP Health and Fitness Expo. HMRRC will donate race shirts and sneakers to charities throughout the Capital District.

Training Opportunities

The Outside In Studio

The Outside In Studio is proud to partner with the Freihofer's Run for Women, providing additional training opportunities for women signing up for the run. Increase your endurance, core strength and flexibility to improve your running.

What we are offering?

Includes 15 classes at Outside In Workout Studio located at 8905 NY Hwy 66, Averill Park, NY 12018- $40 special for runners, regularly $150.00. Morning, evening and weekend classes to choose from: Interval, Cardio-Kickboxing, Weight Training, Yoga and more! View Schedule

Full Circle

Full Circle Fitness NY is interested in you! Incorporating exercises from many disciplines including things such as: Weightlifting, Yoga, Aerobics, Boxing, Cardio and yoga will only enhance your running skills.

We have locations in Colonie and Saratoga so cross training will be easy. Class size is limited so don’t wait!

We are currently offering 3 months of classes for anyone who participates in the Freihofer’s Training Challenge for just $149.00. This is a 50% savings off our regular price! To take advantage of this limited special offer please contact us at 518-955-6924 or by email at info@fullcirclefitnessny.com

For class times and locations please visit our website at http://www.fullcirclefitnessny.com.