2018 Freihofer's 40th 
Run for Women

Freihofer's Run for WomenFreihofer's
May 31- June 2, 2018
Albany, NY                                                                                             

Welcome to Albany!


On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome The 40th  Annual Freihofer's Run for Women to New York State's historical Capital City.  ARE YOU READY TO RACE?

We are certain your experience here will be personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover our 400-year old city.  From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you!!!

Need Help?

Deb Goedeke

If there is anything we can do prior to the race and while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Enjoy your stay and come back soon!

Host Hotel

The Renaissance Hotel is the host hotel and located in the heart of downtown Albany. A few blocks from the hotel is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Visitors Center

Check out the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center to find out more about Albany!...

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

Lark Street

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

Wolf Road 

Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shops and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

Great Fun in Albany!

Why Albany

Take Your Taste Buds on a Tour!

Taste Albany's rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River!

  • 5+ tastes and sips that represent Albany's culinary and craft brewing scene.

  • Discover New York's historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish.

  • Get an insider's introduction to one of the oldest churches in New York and discover where some of the famous congregants sat.  See if you can find all the Nipper statues and how they are connected to this legacy city.

Where do you like to eat and drink?

Eat Drink Repeat

Albany Dining

Click here for Albany's dining options while you are in town!......

Wait......There Is More To Do..So Little Time 

Once the race is over you will want to do a cooldown right along the beautiful Hudson River at the Corning Preserve Trail. Located a few minutes from City Hall you will be able to take in the Albany Skyline as your legs say thank you.

In close proximity to the Corning Preserve is the Dutch Apple Cruise Lines.  Melissa, Captain Lou and their entire team are there to make sure you have one of the best sightseeing experiences available along the Hudson River.  It is the ideal way to see the sights. Their vessel offers you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated/ac decks.

Features of all tours include ample free parking, U.S.Coast Guard inspected vessel, comfortable seating, clean restrooms, full cash bar and light refreshments.  They cruise rain or shine. Don't forget to bring your binoculars for eagle sightings!

In keeping with the theme of the Hudson River, Upstate Kayak Rentals can offer you some traveling adventures along the same waterway Henry Hudson traveled on 400 years a go. It has been a long winter so be sure to like them on facebook to get up-to-date information. 

Its baaaaaaaaack! Arena football that is. The Albany Empire team will be playing Saturday, June 2, 7:00PM at the Times Union Center. You know that it is going to be fun with all the fast action and fancy moves that will be taking place during this game. There may be even a block party right outside before the festivities take place. Click here for further information.

There is additional entertainment and attraction information right here



Packet Pick-Up 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4PM-8PM 

Friday, June 1, 2018 from 12PM-7PM

Location:  The Armory at Sage College

130 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208

Saturday, June 2, 2018 6:30AM-8:20AM

Location:  Packet pick up on race day will be at the race venue.




Being Environmentally Responsible

Green MeetingYou have the power to make a difference…. start by adopting a few common sense policies that will not compromise your experience…it will make you feel good knowing you have contributed to part of your conference’s success by leaving a smaller “carbon footprint”. If available, please make sure to recycle as much as possible in your hotel room, catered functions, registration and on the exhibit floor. Paperless, paperless, paperless whenever possible. If conference mobile apps are available, utilize as much as you can. Ask the housekeeping department not to change the sheets and towels daily unless requested by you. In addition, ask the hotel not to replace the amenities daily unless they are gone. Before leaving your sleeping room for the day shut blinds and turn down the heat/air conditioning during the day in rooms while attendees are gone. Utilize public or hotel transportation as much as possible….better yet walk if you can. For additional information on how you and/or your meeting can make a difference click here.

Useful Links

Dining Options, Maps & Attractions
Albany Attractions
Downtown Albany Dining & Map
Parking in Downtown Albany
Wolf Road Dining Options & Map

Travel Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Capital District Transportation Authority
Driving Directions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza



Citizens Bank

10 North Pearl Street

(518) 447-0151

Key Bank

120 State Street

(518) 433-2000

Key Bank

66 South Pearl Street 

(518) 257-8702

NBT Bank of Albany         

 54 State Street                       

(518) 426-3285

Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550




16 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 434-0667

Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street

(518) 434-6024

Rite Aid

310 South Pearl Street

(518) 465-6008