Albany Last Run 5K: Registration Open

If you’re an established runner or just starting out, Last Run 5K is a perfect run for you. One of my favorites of the year and registration is open, get your entry quick because it sells out every year!

Picture this: a beautiful December night and you’re running through amazing Christmas decorations. You just pictured Albany Last Run 5K. Starting at the Capitol building in Downtown Albany, first fireworks go off and the run begins. It’s a 3.1miles run through Albany’s Washington Park where you get a beautiful view of Holiday Lights in the Park.

I usually turn Christmas music on my phone and lose myself in the Christmas lights. The run starts off up a hill and the first couple of turns are a little dodgy but after that you don’t worry about anyone else around you on the relatively flat course. One more hill sneaks up on you but aside from that, this is a great run for everyone. Money goes to a great cause in St. Peter’s and it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season. If you don’t want to run and you just want to cheer everyone on, line the streets of Albany on Saturday, December 9th. Make sure you bundle up, it gets cold. Remember though, if you’re running you will warm up so be ready to shed some clothes! REGISTER HERE