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Virtual 5k

The Freihofer’s Run for Women has switched to a virtual 5k run for 2020. Registration is now closed.

All virtual 5K participants receive:

  • 42nd annual virtual Freihofer’s Run for Women t-shirt & bib
  • A finisher’s certificate that can be printed out at home
  • Commemorative finishers’ medal
  • Coupon for Freihofer’s products
  • Automatic entry into Virtual 5k Sweepstakes with great prizes!

The t-shirts, medals and coupon will be mailed to participants the first week in June.

When & Where to Run

When to Run:

Anytime between Saturday, May 23 at 6 a.m. through Sunday, May 31 at 11 p.m.

Options on Places:

You can run anywhere, indoor on a treadmill or outside on a 5k route you know. Below are some options.  Please follow CDC- and New York State-mandated social distancing guidelines. Please check ahead of time to see about Park guidelines and possible closures. Note these routes are not closed so you are running at your own risk. Take appropriate safety measures. Also note, the below links are provided for reference but routes may be altered owing to unknown factors (i.e. construction or other). Please check the route ahead of time.

Some Certified 5k Courses:

Other Places to Run:

  • Saratoga Battlefield
  • Uncle Sam Bike Path
  • Mohawk Hudson River Bike Path
  • Central Park in Schenectady
  • Zim Smith Trail
  • Warren County Bike Trail

See all USATF Running Routes database here.

How to Upload Results

Submit Results

Download Finisher Certificates

Download your finisher certificate! 

To download your finisher certificate, you’ll need to submit your results to RunSignUp. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to RunSignUp here
  2. Select the Results tab
  3. Select Submit Virtual Results
  4. Next search for your registration either by first and last name or by email address and DOB.
  5. Once you have found your registration select Submit Virtual Results > Enter in your time > then select Submit Results
  6. Click here for step-by-step instructions with screenshots on how to accomplish the above, if you are having problems
You can find the Certificate link under your Bib # on your results page:

FAQs

1. How do I get my race number?
We have created a personalized virtual bib for you, which you can print and wear during your run/walk or share on social media. You can access your bib in your account on RunSignUp.  See here for further instructions or troubleshooting.

2. How do I know when to run?
You can run/walk your 5K (3.1 miles) any time between 6:00 am on Saturday May 23 until midnight on Sunday May 31, 2020. The Junior 3K (1.86 miles) will be completed in the same time period.

3. What do I do once I complete my run?
You will submit your time at the link here. We will compile ‘results’ over the week and these will be our official 2020 results. You will also receive instructions on how to download and print your Finisher Certificate.

4. What if I can’t complete my 5K in the week allocated?
That’s OK. We know that might happen. You will still receive your shirt, medal and coupon, but you won’t be included in the results.

5. I am excited to get my shirt and medal! How will that happen?
Your shirt, medal and Freihofer’s product coupon will be mailed to you at the address you provided during registration.

6. Do I have to run on a specific course?
No – you can run any 3.1 (or 1.86 for the 3K) route you would like. We have provided some options and a USATF route finder here.

7. Do I have to prove my time?
We are offering the opportunity to upload a file, but you do not have to do this. You can just time yourself and input the time into our form.

8. My family wants to take pictures. How can I share those?
We would love to see pictures! You can upload them at the same time you input your time. We would also love to have you share your photos on social media and use #FRW2020 and #VirtualFRW!

9. What charities are benefiting from the Freihofer’s Run for Women this year?
We are supporting 3 local charities; Girls on the Run Capital Region, Albany Medical Center’s Foundation, and The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. You can find out more about these charities, and make a donation, here. We will be accepting donations through May 31, 2020.

10. What else do I need to do?
Nothing! Just have fun covering 3.1 miles (or 1.86 for the Junior 3K gang) and celebrate that while we can’t be together in downtown Albany we can get stronger together by covering the miles.

Virtual 5k Sweepstakes!

Many local businesses who are normally part of our Health & Fitness Expo have donated prizes that you can win. Those registered for the Freihofer’s Run will be automatically entered. If you are not entered you can still win prizes! Enter here. Terms & Conditions apply.

Prizes Include:

 Are you a business that wants to participate? Donate a Gift Prize Here

Freihofer’s Run for Women® Virtual Edition Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Freihofer’s Run for Women® Virtual Edition Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) will begin at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 4th] 2020 and end at 11:59 PM ET on May 31, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Entries not received within the Sweepstakes Period will be void.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. (“Sponsor”), their parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. If you have received a prize from Sponsor within the past six (6) months in connection with another Sponsor promotion, you are not eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes or receive a prize. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are three (3) ways to enter;

1) Virtual Race Registration: Visit the Freihofer’s Run for Women® registration page at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Albany/FreihofersRunforWomen and follow the instructions to transfer your race registration for the original (now cancelled) race to the virtual race to receive one (1) entry;

2) Race Registration Donation: Visit the Freihofer’s Run for Women® registration page at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Albany/FreihofersRunforWomen and follow the instructions to donate the funds from your race registration for the original (now cancelled) race to the Freihofer’s Run for Women charity partners to receive one (1) entry; OR

3) Online: To receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry without registering for the Freihofer’s Run for Women® virtual race or donating the funds from a previous race registration, visit https://freihofersrun.com/virtual-5k and follow the instructions to complete and submit the online form.

Limit of one (1) entry per person throughout the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of entry method used to enter. You may only use one (1) email address to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. To enter the Sweepstakes using a mobile device, you must have a service plan for your web-enabled mobile device with your wireless service provider. Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details and capabilities.

RANDOM DRAWING: Potential winners will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing on or about June 3, 2020 from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners will be notified by phone, and/or e-mail and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release and must accept the prize within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, a potential winner fails to accept the prize or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable prize.

PRIZES:

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem a prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Gift cards and store cards are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winners.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, their parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photo, prize information, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. By participating, participant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which either may withhold in its sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries or virtual race registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, virtual race registrations, the announcement of the winners, or in any other Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select a potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned to the applicable account by the applicable email service provider. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA.

WINNER’S NAMES: For the names of the winners (available after June 10, 2020) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Freihofer’s Run for Women® Virtual Edition Sweepstakes Winners, PO BOX 5469
Albany, NY 12025 for receipt no later than July 10, 2020.

SPONSOR: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., 255 Business Center Drive, Horsham, PA 19044.

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