Why We Race

The HoBOOken5K Halloween Run is Hoboken’s one and only costumed race! Originally founded in 2010 by the Hoboken Elysianettes Running Society, the race has evolved into an exciting fundraising event that benefits the Hoboken Shelter.

This year, the race is on Saturday, October 28, 2017—we hope to see you there!

Run to End Homelessness

This race is The Hoboken Shelter’s biggest fundraising event of the year. The Shelter transforms lives, sheltering 50 people nightly, serving 530 meals daily, and hosting 1,000 showers weekly for those in need. The Hoboken Shelter provides support services to help guests gain employment, achieve independence, and reintegrate into the community. We can only do this with your support.

Last year, we raised more than $60,000 with nearly 1,700 runners dashing through the streets of Hoboken. There were hundreds more spectators, friends, and family in attendance. It’s one of Hoboken’s largest races!

We are asking for your participation in helping us reach our goal of $65,000 this year!

About the Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter takes a holistic approach to helping people in need. It provides support services such as food, shelter, case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, and emergency homelessness prevention grants.

Since 1982, The Hoboken Shelter has served two million meals and provided shelter to over 450,000 men and women. We have also referred thousands of individuals to permanent housing—as well as to alcohol and drug treatment programs—through an extensive network of linkages with other organizations.

Recent Accomplishments
The Hoboken Shelter helped our guests move from the streets to the shelter to their own homes:

  • 148 men & women in 2016 became housed with the help of the Shelter.

For more information on how to support the shelter, visit www.hobokenshelter.org.

Donations Welcome!

Even if you can’t make the race, you can still make a difference!

Click here to make a donation.