Girls on the Run Capital Region Fall 2017 5K

Saturday, Nov. 18, 10AM, Boat Launch, Corning Preserve, Albany, NY

Event Details
Fall 5K - Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10AM

Boat Launch, Corning Preserve, Albany, NY
8:00 AM | Check in opens
9:45 AM | Warm Up
10:00 AM | 5K Start Time
7:00 AM | Happy hair and face painting
Event Information


Saturday, November 18, 2017


Boat Launch, Corning Preserve

Albany, NY


Course Information
Course Map

"The happiest race I've ever run!" ~Adult finisher, 2016

Open to community runners.

The 5K course is an out and back starting at the Boat Launch at Corning Preserve. The path runs north along the river with a turnaround at roughly 1.5 miles.

Packet Pick-Up

Pre-Race Packet Pickup is Friday, Nov. 17, 4-7PM. Details to follow.

Day of Packet Pickup begins at 8AM.

Race Shirts

All runners registered before Nov. 1st get a wicking race tech shirt in their size. Runners registered on or after Nov. 1st can select from M, L, XL , as supplies last. Day-of registrants are not guaranteed a shirt and can choose from existing supplies after the race. Extra race shirts will be available for purchase after the race for $15. Cash and checks preferred; credit cards accepted.

Weather/Emergency Policy

Event will be held rain or shine. No refunds. Check back here for severe weather updates such as delays or cancellation.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the 5K run take?

Finishing times vary of course, but our fastest runners will complete the run in about 25 minutes. Most runners will fall between 30-45 minutes. We have Superhero Sweepers who will be sweeping the course to ensure all runners cross the finish line safely.


The 5K course is an out and back starting at the Boat Launch at Corning Preserve. The path runs north along the river with a turnaround at roughly 1.5 miles.

Are there water stations available?

Water will be available along at the turnaround and in the finish area. Girls can bring their water bottles to the event but, just like in practice, are discouraged from running with them. Additional water and snacks will be available in the finish area.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available at the Boat Launch. Please follow the direction of our volunteer parking attendants to ensure ample space for as many cars as possible. Carpooling is encouraged. Overflow free parking will be available in city lots and garages. Handicapped parking: 1. The Columbia Street Garage which is equipped with elevators and is directly connected to the Hudson River Way 2. Corning Preserve Parking lot (near the Riverfront Bar and Grille, 51 Erie Blvd) Free parking is available in any non-restricted metered spots

Can I bring my dog or pet?

For safety, no furry friends are allowed on the course. Pets are welcome off the course on a leash. BYOPB (poop bags)

Volunteer Registration

This event would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Our events have been called "the happiest" and you can help make that happen! Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone -- day of and in the planning stages.

5K Volunteer Opportunities

Planning & Coordination | Check-in & Setup | Hydration Stations | Bike Patrol & Course Monitors | Finish Line Snacks | Tear Down & Clean Up |

The finish line is just the beginning...
Girls, coaches and running buddies set a goal, put one foot in front of the other and crossed the finish line with confidence in their strides, smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts.

See for yourself in the photos below and more online HERE and also on the Times Union SEEN Page HERE


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Running Buddies Mentor, Run and Have Fun!

Running Buddies provide encouragement and inspiration to our girls in written notes throughout the season and join them in celebrating their accomplishments as they cross the finish line together.

This is our most popular volunteer opportunity for women, men, parents, runners as well as walkers. Learn more on our Volunteer page.

Our Teams

This spring season we had 7 teams - 4 elementary teams and 3 middle school teams. To learn how to start a team at your site, come to our info session June 15th. Details HERE. More information on starting a site is on our Start A Site page.

Girls on the Run Capital Region
PO Box 261
Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 635-0828