We know it’s only March and June feels like a lifetime away (hurry up summer!) but SportsSignup is proud to be partnering with the 35th Annual Freihofer’s Run for Women to bring the 3rd Annual Freihofer’s Junior 3K Run to Albany on Saturday June 1, 2013. The race begins at the Empire State Plaza in Downtown Albany at 11:15 a.m.
Childhood obesity is a major issue in the United States today, and SportsSignup is committed to doing our part to help teach kids how to lead active and healthy lifestyles. We believe that fostering a love of sports, or just being active in general, is one of the best ways to get our kids healthy now and help them stay healthy for the rest of their life.
The Junior 3K Run is a professionally timed 1.86-mile road race for youth girls and boys ages 9-13. It takes place on a closed course (a portion of the Women’s 5k course) and will be monitored by the Albany Police Department and numerous course marshals along the route. An adult family member is allowed run along with his or her youth runner so if you aren’t quite ready for the 5k this is a good place to start! After all, as parents and family members we set the tone and influence the attitude our kids will have towards leading an active lifestyle so let’s get moving!
All registered youth runners will receive a box of delicious Freihofer’s chocolate chip cookies and a finisher’s medal. The first 500 registered youth runners will also receive a specially designed 3K Run t-shirt!
Registration for the 2013 Freihofer’s Junior 3K Run is easy with SportsSignup’s 24/7 online road race registration system. The fee for each youth runner is $10 an adult chaperone runners are FREE.
As part of the Friehofer’s Junior 3k, SportsSignup is presenting “Kids Helping Kids” and will match the $10 registration fee with a $10 donation for the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.
Ready to register your runner for the Freihofer’s Junior 3k Run? Signup today!
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