5K Race

Pick up your Race Number in Advance

To avoid race day crowds, entrants are encouraged to pick up their numbers, scoring tags, t-shirts and goody bags ahead of time. You can pick your packet up at Fleet Feet (604 Washington Street) on Thursday, 10/26 and Friday, 10/27 between 12pm-9pm.

You may pick up a packet for a friend.

Race Day Pickup

Materials will be available on race day in the registration area of Pier A Park in Hoboken on the day of the race. Pickup starts at 8am — expect long lines, please arrive early.

T-shirts and goody bags will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Race Day Schedule

8:00am – 9:40am Packet Pickup @ Pier A
9:45am Warm Up with Retro Fitness
9:55am Race Announcements and National Anthem
10:00am HoBOOken5K Race
11:00am Scary Scurry Kids’ Run
11:15am Costume & Race Awards

Getting to the Race

Street Parking is limited in Hoboken and we are not responsible for any tickets you receive. Please consider using public transit or checking into municipal garage options (get more details here).


For your convenience, free baggage facilities will be provided at the race. Please consider not bringing a bag to check on race day. Leave your valuables at home. The Hoboken Shelter is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Course Details

The HoBOOken5K is a flat and fast race, run through Hoboken.

Please check our Facebook Page for up-to-date course information and a map!

Rules of Competition

Entrants must comply with City of Hoboken Parks and Recreation rules, or risk disqualification. Baby strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the race course.

After the Race

The fun doesn’t have to stop after the race! Join your fellow runners and check out the great vendors on the pier including Bean Vault Coffee and cider from Stony Hill Farms. Then join us at the after party at Wicked Wolf!

5K Race Timing

The race will be timed by Compuscore. The timing device will be a b-tag that you will receive attached to your bib. We’ll have timing mats at both the start and the finish, which means your net time will be recorded regardless of when you cross the start line.

Results will be available at Compuscore about a day after the race.

In order to avoid congestion at the start we’ll have minute per mile signs. Please line up at your expected pace per mile (6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11+). Walkers please line up at the back.


Race Results from Previous Years

In the inaugural race, we had 1,100 finishers!
Runner Results for the 5K

In our second year, registration sold out and raised over $20,000 for the Hoboken Shelter. Despite an October Nor’easter (!), almost 1,000 runners braved the elements.
Runner Results for the 5K

In the third year, we had another sell-out crowd and raised over $36,000 for the Hoboken Shelter. And it couldn’t have been a better year to hand them that check—Hurricane Sandy swept in after the race and exponentially increased demand at the Shelter.
Runner Results for the 5K

In the fourth year, we had more than 1,600 runners cross the finish line on a beautiful Fall day and we capped off the first Hoboken Race Series.
Runner Results for the 5K
Runner Results for the Race Series

Our fifth year was our biggest fundraising year as of yet with a donation of $48,000 to the Hoboken Shelter!
Runner Results for the 5K
Runner Results for the Race Series

With the race falling on Halloween, our sixth year proved to be exciting! We had over 1,700 runners and raised more than $50,000 for the Hoboken Shelter.
Runner Results for the 5K


Our seventh year had a record number of sponsors and supporters—bringing the biggest donation to the Shelter to date! $63,000 was raised for the Hoboken Shelter and supportive services.
Runner Results for the 5K