Registration Open For 40th Anniversary Freihofer's Run For Women 5k

Feb 22, 2018

Wednesday's taste of spring reminded New Yorkers that warmer days are ahead, and with them, Albany's signature race.

Organizers say online registration for the Freihofer’s® Run for Women, to be held Saturday, June 2nd, is now open.

Event Co-Director Patrick Lynskey expects a record turnout:  "This is our 40th anniversary coming up as we started in 1979. I would encourage you to register as early as possible so you don't miss out on what's sure to be a memorable event."

For more information about the 40th annual Freihofer’s® Run for Women, 31st annual Kids’ Run and 8th annual Freihofer’s® Junior 3K Run, visit

To help participants get in shape for race day, registration is also under way for the eighth annual Freihofer’s® Training Challenge starting Monday, March 19.   Training Challenge registrants select one of the following Training Challenge sites/sessions as their home base:

  • Mondays: The Corning Preserve at 6:30 a.m. (until there is morning light and then it will move to 6 a.m.) or The Crossings of Colonie (580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville) at either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: at 6 p.m. at Capital District Y branches in Duanesburg (221 Victoria Drive, Delanson), Glenville (127 Droms Road Glenville), Greene County (35 Route 81, West Coxsackie), Southern Saratoga (One Wall Street, Clifton Park) or Troy (2500 21st Street Troy); Founders HIIT & Strength Club (243 Delaware Ave, Delmar); Power House Athletics (14 Walker Way, Colonie); or, Brick House Fitness (18 Drywall Lane, Voorheesville). 
  • Thursdays: at 9 a.m. at iRun LOCAL (18 Congress St #3, Saratoga Springs)

To register for the Training Challenge or virtual program, visit Registration closes April 1. A dedicated Training Challenge Facebook page can be found at