Freihofer's Run for Women 2017

Freihofer's Run

June 1-3, 2017
Albany, NY

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome you to the Freihofer's 39th Run for Women 5k here in Albany, New York State's historical Capital City. Whether you are an experienced runner or first-time participant, organizers make this race all about you! 

We are certain your experience here will be personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!

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Photo by: Michael Seinberg

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

Race Information: 

Renaissance Logo WidgetThe Freihofer's Run for Women 5k begins at 9am on Saturday, June 3.  Please register and find more information at this link.

The Renaissance Albany Hotel is the host hotel and located in the heart of downtown Albany.  The hotel is just steps away from the start/finish line in the heart of the capital of New York State.  The hotel combines old world charm with handsome dark wood-paneling and stunning marble floors, with modern touches of convenience and flare.  Wellington's Restaurant will offer much to savor and discover with its small plate, American Fare, engaging staff and mixology inspired beverage offerings.  The views of Albany are unparalleled through the over-large windows and they welcome a pleasing amount of natural light into your room.  This is a great spot to relax and unwind after your run.  Please click here for your discounted reservation page.  

Albany is an Amazing Discovery

Just down the street from the Renaissance 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

Welcome to Lark Street. Please click this link for more dining options, and more...

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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.

What is there to do in our 400-year old city?  You can find out right here! 

Great Fun in Albany!

Great Fun in Albany!


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 can make a difference click here.

Last-Minute Running Emergency? 

Did you forget to pack your nutrition or any of your gear? Not to worry, head over to the FRW Health and Fitness Expo for all your last minute needs and to visit the booths of our wonderful partners. You can pick up your bib, shirt, and of course your Freihofer's chocolate chip cookies and bread here. 
The expo will run:
Thursday, June 1 from 4-8pm
Friday, June 2 from 12pm-7pm
Click here for the website.

So Many Dining Choices -  So Little Time

Whether you are a local runner or coming specifically for this race the capital region will have unlimited and eclectic dining options.  Sample the spices of Indonesia, the delicacies of France, fine fare from land and ocean, AND you will have plenty of  "carbo loading" choices the night before.  Celebrate and toast all your accomplishments at any one of our outside dining terraces with a local wine or brew!  All of your menus are right here

Useful Links

Dining Options, Maps & Attractions
Capital Region 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
Enterprise Car Rental Discounts
National Car Rental Discounts

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza


Important Downtown Albany Information




Bank of America ATM

69 State Street 



120 State Street



110 State Street


Medical Care Facilities



Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue


Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard


St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard





CVS Pharmacy

613 New Scotland Avenue


Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street



41 Holland Ave


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