Women's 5K Run
The 37th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
The Freihofer's Run for Women 5km combines some of the top International and American women distance runners and over 4,000 women from the Capital Region and across the nation. From Olympians to recreational runner, it's a wonderful blend of competition, participation and camaraderie.
The start and finish lines are located on Madison Avenue, between the Empire State Plaza and the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.
2015 will be the 102nd 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. We are proud to again be sponsored for our 36th year by Freihofer's.
Photo by: Jeff Foley
The 2015 Freihofer's Run for Women entry fee is $25 until March 1, 2015. Early registration is encouraged!
ONLINE ENTRY (Enter online and save!):
Online registration closes Monday, May 25 at 11:59 p.m.
- Registered by 3/1 - $25
- Registered by 4/30 - $30
- Registered by 5/26 - $35
- Last Chance Registration 5/29 - $40
PAPER ENTRY FORM:
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.
IN-PERSON/LAST CHANCE ENTRY:
"Last Chance" registration will take place Friday, May 29 at the CapitalCare/CDPHP Health & Fitness Expo from Noon to 7 p.m. The fee is $40.
There is no race day registration. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Packet pick-up is at the Convention Center in the Empire State Plaza (Madison Avenue Side). Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, May 29 from Noon to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 30 (race day) from 7:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
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 2015 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.
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 of 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.
NOTE: All team members must be registered individually by Saturday, May 23.
Following the race there will be an awards ceremony and entertainment at the outdoor stage on the Plaza Level of the Empire State Plaza at 11:45 a.m. All winners, individuals and teams, must report to the awards tent (adjacent to stage) by 11:25 a.m.
Shoe and Clothing Donations
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.
See the Training Challenge here.