Enter the Fundraising Contest!

Entering the contest is easy!

When you register for the race, a personal fundraising page will be created for you. Simply edit your page with a personalized message that you are supporting the Hoboken Shelter, and share the link with friends, family and associates.

Not running?

If you can’t make it for the race, you can still enter the Fundraising contest! Just follow the registration link and select “Non-Running Fundraiser” as your event option — it’s free!

Prizes for our top ghouls


$100 Charity Bib
Charity Bibs are an opportunity to make a difference for those in need. For $100 you’ll get a special race bib and a drawstring backpack with a few surprises inside.
$100 can serve coffee for a week to Shelter guests during the long winter ahead.
Limited to 100 runners.


Individual Fundraisers
It’s easy to create your own pledge page on RaceRoster, set a fundraising goal, and share with your friends, family, and colleagues!
We recently announced our top fundraising prizes. The top individual fundraiser will receive an overnight stay at the W Hotel. The runner up will receive one month of unlimited rides at CycleBar Hoboken. To win these prizes, fundraising must be completed by November 13th. Winners will be announced on social media on November 15th. In addition, we will have special Halloween HoBOOken5k themed prizes for people who raise $250 or more—and extra special prizes if you raise $500 or more! We will give these out at packet pickup. We will determine who gets these prizes on October 26th.
To help you get things kicked off, we have a sample email you can use for soliciting donations and images you can share on Facebook.


Team Prizes
We have an incredible prize for our team fundraisers. Band together and the top team (raising at least $1,000) will receive dinner for six at Elysian Cafe, courtesy of our very good friends Eugene & Joyce Flinn. $1,000 will put one person in their own home. The contest will be open until November 13th and the winning team will be announced on social media on November 15th.
Sample Email 

For 35 years, The Hoboken Shelter has offered food, shelter and supportive services to those in need in Hoboken. They’ve served more than 2 million meals and have moved people from the streets to the shelter to a home of their own.

I have committed to fundraising (INSERT DEFAULT GOAL) for the Hoboken Shelter, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless in my community. With only $2, they can provide a nutritious meal to one person. I want to them them feed (INSERT #) people.

Please join me in helping support those in need in our community: (LINK TO RACEROSTER)

Your friendship and support mean a lot to me,


Good luck!