LIVE: Freihofer’s Run for Women, 6/1/13

June 3rd, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg
Emily Chebet

Emily Chebet crosses the finish line

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

27-year-old Kenyan runner Emily Chebet returned to the winner’s circle of the Freihofer Run for Women on Saturday morning (June 1) following a hot, humid, five-kilometer race. Completing the course in 15 minutes and 26 seconds, Chebet – who also won the race back in 2010 – withstood stiff competition from her countrywomen Esther Chemtai and Isabella Ochichi, who finished in second and thirds places, respectively.

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LIVE: The Freihofer’s Run For Women, 6/4/11

June 6th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Sara

All photographs © 2011 Michael Seinberg

The crowd at the starting line

A record crowd of 4814 participants stream up Madison Avenue at the start of the 33rd annual Freihofer’s Run for Women, ranging in age from under 10 to 91-year old Victoria Michalek of Gloversville.

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Real Good for Free: Railbird

May 26th, 2009, 12:20 pm by Greg

If you haven’t caught up with Railbird yet, you’ll have a couple of chances this week to see them play for free. The Saratoga-based combo serves up a slightly more blues-oriented sound than when they were known as the jazz-tinged Sarah Pedinotti Band. I haven’t yet heard the band’s new EP, “The Flower From California,” but with someone as charming and gifted as Pedinotti at the microphone, you know it’s gonna be good.

Railbird is the featured band at this month’s free CRUMBS Nite Out show at the Linda at 7pm Thursday. Following the band’s performance, Paul Rapp leads a panel discussion with Matthew Loiacono and Alex Muro on recording collectives.

And Railbird will also be spreading their musical wings on Saturday morning at Freihofer’s 31st Run for Women at the Empire State Plaza. The gun goes off for the big 5K run at 10:15am, while Railbird hits the stage at 10:45am and 12:30pm.

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