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2018 HoBOOken 5K & Kids Scary Scurry
Hoboken's Only Costumed Waterfront Race

Welcome to the 2018 Race! We look forward to bringing you a great race!

The HoBOOken5K Halloween Run is Hoboken’s one and only costumed race! The race benefits the Hoboken Shelter. Last year, we raised more than $63,000 for The Hoboken Shelter. Race day is Saturday, October 27, 2018.

The race has something for everyone! A gorgeous flat, fast course with view of the Hoboken waterfront. Fun, costumed event with judging for best costumes! There is a Kid's Race for the little ones. Food and fun at the race end and a DJ on site. Special race pricing ends 5/31, so sign up today. 

The Hoboken Shelter transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. In addition to sheltering 50 people nightly and serving 500 meals daily, the Shelter provides supportive services to help guests gain employment, achieve independence, and reintegrate into the community.

if you have a question, check our FAQ page We are an all volunteer team and you may find an answer there faster than we can help you. Also, be sure to check our Facebook page if you have questions as well. If you're having an issue that is NOT on our FAQ page, send us a follow up email. 

Thank you to our Great Pumpkin sponsors! View a full list of our supporters.

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
    May 1 - Dec 31

Non running Fundraiser Closed

Raise Money for The Shelter.

  1. Free
    May 1 - Dec 31

Scary Scurry Closed

Registration closed
  • Kids Run

    1. $15.00
      May 1 – Oct 1
    2. $20.00
      Oct 2 – Dec 31

5K Closed

Registration closed
  • Race Limited to Approx. 1500 participants. The race has sold out early nearly every year. Don't miss out sign up today!

    1. $10.27
      May 1 – May 1
    2. $20.00
      May 2 – Jun 1
    3. $25.00
      Jun 2 – Aug 31
    4. $30.00
      Sep 1 – Oct 1
    5. $35.00
      Oct 2 – Oct 24
    6. $40.00
      Oct 25 – Dec 31

Top Teams


The Superhero Squad





Weehawken Strong





Saints Peter and Paul





Top Fundraisers


Kasey Zachmann





Audrey Masawi





Karin Romans





Event Schedule

  • October 27 8:00 AM EDT - Packet Pick - Arrive Early!

  • October 27 10:00 AM EDT - 5k Race

  • October 27 11:00 AM EDT - Kids Scary Scurry & Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Hoboken, NJ, United States

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