Freihofer’s Run for Women ready for triumphant return

ALBANY – Thousands of women will race through the streets of Albany on Saturday. The 43rd annual Freihofer’s Run for Women will take place at 9 a.m.

Runners will start and finish on Washington Avenue, adjacent to the New York State Capitol.

Nearly 1,500 hundred women from 26 states have signed up for the race. The run was virtual last year due to COVID. Runners this year have the option of participating in person or virtual.

"The in person races are definitely much better than the virtual races," said Karen Bertasso, one of the runners. "Just the excitement of seeing other people out there, people you haven’t seen in a while because of COVID, just from the running community itself. So it’s great to be back out there with everyone."

Women of all ages will be running.

The youngest participant is 9 years old. You won’t believe how old the oldest person is.

Find out by watching the video of Jonathan Hunter’s story.

MORE INFORMATION: Parking restrictions and road closures for Freihofer’s Run for Women | Freihofer’s Run for Women website