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Security Measures Announced For 6/3 Freihofer's Run For Women

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The Albany Police Department and race organizers say security measures will be in place for the 39th Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K on Saturday.

Police are asking race participants, spectators and residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity at the downtown race.  (Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to call the event’s tips line at 518-300-0570).

They say:

•              Backpacks/coolers/duffle bags/large purses, etc. will not be permitted at the race venue.  All camera bags and small non-see through articles will be subject to search, including diaper bags.

•              Anything brought on site, including runners’ items must be transported in a clear plastic bag*** for easy inspection.

•              No animals, dogs or domestic pets (with the exception of service dogs) will be allowed on site.

•              All 5K participants should be on site by 8:20 a.m. for the 9 a.m. start.

•              Non-runners will not be allowed in the start/finish areas during the event.

***Clear plastic bags will be available at the Freihofer’s Health & Fitness Expo at The Armory at Sage College of Albany--  https://www.sage.edu/event/freihofers-run-women-health-fitness-expo/

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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