43rd Freihofer's Run for Women Moved to Saturday, Sept. 25

Monday, March 15, 2021 -- Officials at the Freihofer's Run for Women (FRW) today announced that the event’s 43rd edition, which was originally set for Saturday, June 5, has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 25 in downtown Albany.

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The event will feature an in-person 5K, Junior 3K and Kids’ Run featuring CDC- and New York state-mandated safety measures. Virtual options will also be offered for both the 5K and Junior 3K. Registration for the event will open late spring at

“Over the past four months we’ve been busy planning for our 2021 event. Our 12-person task force, which includes members of the local medical community, examined how to ensure the safety and security of our participants, volunteers, spectators and community-at-large,” said FRW Event Director Kristen Hislop. “After much deliberation and an analysis of the current situation, we mutually determined that this spring is too early to safely hold an in-person community event.

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“Following discussions with our title sponsor, the City of Albany and supporting agencies, we have decided to reschedule the event to the fall, which will give us additional time to see how the COVID pandemic plays out, while allowing those wishing to get the vaccine an opportunity to do so,” she added. “Last year has been rough for everyone. We are excited at the prospect of getting back together again after so many months of social distancing!”

With the Run for Women pushed off until later this year, organizers plan to shift the start of the event’s popular Training Challenge from Monday, March 22 to Monday, July 12. The program is an 11-week program for runners of all abilities. It follows a beginner’s 5K training plan and features small groups led by mentors, as well as a virtual option.


“The FRW Training Challenge is designed to prepare you for a fantastic 5K. It features a beginner program for those who are new to running and an intermediate program for those who completed last year's challenge or want more interval workouts. Our advanced program is tailored to those ready for focused speed and distance workouts who are already running five or more miles at a time. We hope that the warmer summer weather will encourage many new faces to start running with us!”

For more information, visit From the home page, you can also link to the event's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Freihofer's®, a leading baker of delicious products, is committed to fostering the growth and recognition of women in sports and inspiring all generations of women to experience the benefits of exercise and nutritious eating. Freihofer's continues to set the pace by sponsoring the annual Freihofer's Run for Women 5K. Now in its 43rd year, the event is home to the Masters World Best & U.S. All-Comers record of 15:48 set in 2004 by Colleen DeReuck and features thousands of women from recreational joggers to Olympians who challenge themselves on the picturesque 3.1-mile course. For more information, visit