Freihofer's Run for Women on Sept. 25 Seeks Volunteers

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 — With a little more than a month to go until the 43rd Freihofer’s® Run for Women (Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.), event organizers are seeking volunteers for a variety of positions both on race day and during the week leading up to the prestigious all-women road race.

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Some of the roles available for the 5K include event set up and tear down, course/finish line water stops, refreshments, and packet up/registration. Support is also needed for both of the Freihofer’s Run for Women’s companion events, the Freihofer’s Junior 3K and Freihofer’s Kids Run, which are offered to children ages three to 14. Tasks include organizing runners at the start and finish of each event, guiding and directing runners out on the course, assisting at the finish line, as well as handing out awards.

“It takes about 600 volunteers to make all three events run smoothly,” said Freihofer’s Run for Women Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Gershon Rourke. “Whether you have a few hours or more to spare, we’d appreciate your support to ensure this event remains the Capital Region’s premier running event.”

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The Freihofer’s Run for Women, named the best regional running race by Times Union readers in 2021, also needs individuals on Weds., Sept. 22 to break down and organize pallets of donated food. Assistance is also sought to help vendors locate and set up their booths and interface with runners at the Freihofer’s Health & Fitness Expo, which runs Thursday, Sept. 23 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 24 from noon to 7 p.m. at The Armory at Russell Sage College on New Scotland Ave.

To learn more and register, please click here. For specific questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (518) 506-3208.

For additional information about the 43rd annual Freihofer’s® Run for Women, 33rd annual Kids’ Run and 11th annual Freihofer’s® Junior 3K Run, visit From the home page, you can also link to the event's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

About the Freihofer’s Run for Women
Founded in 1979 as the Freihofer’s Run for Life, the Freihofer’s Run for Women is one of the nation’s most prestigious all-women road races. Home to the Masters World Best & U.S. All-Comers record of 15:48 set in 2004 by Colleen DeReuck, the 5K features some of America’s best long-distance runners and more than 3,000 women from 28 countries and 30 states who challenge themselves on a course that begins and ends adjacent to the New York State Capitol. From Olympians to recreational runners, it’s an empowering blend of competition, participation and camaraderie. For more information, please visit