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The Fifth Annual HoBOOken Halloween 5K takes place on October 25, 2014!

The HoBOOKen 5K is a fast, flat, fun 5k  that SELLS OUT early each year. It takes place on the beautiful Hoboken waterfront, with a backdrop of the NYC skyline.  Kids' races, costume contests,  great post race refreshments and more! Our course is USATF certified.

The race is produced by the Elysianettes to benefit the Hoboken Shelter, whose mission is to transform lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, & services to support people to become housed.

(Photo credit: Jason Griggs)


Fundraising Contest

Entering the contest is easy.  When you sign up for the race a personal fundraising page will be created for you simply edit your page with your personal message, and share with friends, family and associates and let everyone know your supporting The Hoboken Shelter.

The shelter provides many services to our community, including a multitiude of workshops geared toward providing guests with the tools to become employed, a homelessness prevention program, and a permanent supportive housing program. Key to the success of these programs is helping to feed homeless guests during their time of need. The shelter serves 300 meals a day, which cost $2/meal

Thanks to our restaurant sponsor Eugene Flinn we've got some great fundraising incentives for our

individual fundraisers! 

The Prizes:

Top Fundraiser: 5 Course  Wine Dinner for 6 at Amanda's Restuarant

Second Place Fundraiser: Dinner for 6 at Elysian Cafe

Team Contest!

Get together with your teammates and raise some money for The Shelter, while competing for some great prizes from generous Hoboken businesses. Teammates individual fundraising pages will be totaled  to determine winners.

 The Prizes:

Top Fundraising Team: A case of wine from Cork Wines and Spirits

Second Place Fundraiser: Dinner for four at Wicked Wolf 

Third Place Fundraiser: Dinner for four at Wicked Wolf 


Registration fees

Charity 5K Closed

We are pleased to offer a special "charity bib." Cost is $100, which includes a $65 tax-deductible gift to the Hoboken Shelter. You'll receive a special gift from the HoBOOken, a tax receipt and the satisfaction of contributing to a very important Hoboken Charity.

  1. $100.00
    Apr 15 - Oct 21

Scary Scurry Closed

Kids' Run

  1. $15.00
    Apr 15 - Oct 21

Non running Fundraiser Closed

Raise Money for The Shelter and compete to win dinner parties for 6 at 2 of Hoboken's Best Eateries

  1. Free
    Apr 15 - Oct 21

5km Closed

Registration closed
  • Race Limited to 1500 participants. The race has sold out early for the last 3 years. Don't miss out sign up today!

    1. $22.50
      Apr 15 – May 25
    2. $25.00
      May 26 – Jul 25
    3. $30.00
      Jul 25 – Sep 25
    4. $35.00
      Sep 25 – Oct 21

Thanks to Our Sponsors




Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Elizabeth Gunning $1,000.00
2 Carolyn Yuhas $500.00
3 Kristen Marotta $200.00

Top Teams


Nathan's Memory

Raised: $505.00


Silver Shoes

Raised: $325.00


Up in Smoke

Raised: $270.00

Top Fundraisers


Carolyn Yuhas

Raised: $1,655.00


Elizabeth Gunning

Raised: $1,316.00


Colleen Petersen

Raised: $405.00

Event Schedule

  • October 25 8:00 AM EDT - Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration

  • October 25 10:00 AM EDT - 5K Race

  • October 25 11:00 AM EDT - Scary Scurry Kids’ Run

  • October 25 11:00 AM EDT - Drink Specials at Wicked Wolf Tavern

  • October 25 11:30 AM EDT - Costume & Race Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ, United States

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