HoBOOken 5K Race

IN-PERSON 10/30 AND VIRTUAL 10/30-11/6

Become a FUN-draiser. You can help support The Hoboken Homeless Shelter by fundraising!  Sign up for a Fundraising Page here. We've made easy with a downloadable PDF toolkit at the bottom of this page. 

During this challenging time, the Hoboken Shelter needs your help now, more than ever.  Every year, the HoBOOken raises nearly $100,000 to keep our community fed and safe. And this year, it's needed more than ever. 

So, how can you help? Create a fundraising page and for every home workout, safely social distanced walk/run, live streamed class or marathon TV binge session you complete, have friends, family and colleagues contribute. 

Get creative! Have a backyard? Run in circles for the Shelter and have friends pledge $2 for each lap completed. $2 can provide a nutritious meal at the Shelter for each guest. Tag us in your videos or photos with #HoBOOkenGives  

Don't forget to download our toolkit below! 


Prizes will be awarded to our top individual and team fundraisers!


Further information will be forthcoming.  


Band together and the top team (raising at least $1,000) will win team prize. $1,000 allows the Shelter to put one person in their own home.


To win the top individual and team fundraising prizes, fundraising must be completed by November 13. Winners will be announced on social media on November 14.


When you register for the race, a personal fundraising page will be created for you. Simply edit your page with a personalized message, set a fundraising goal, and share with your friends, family, and colleagues!


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!


Give back while you run by registering as a Charity Runner. For the $100 registration and donate, we are offering special race swag and more! Additionally, $60 of your entry fee is tax deductible donation to the Shelter. 


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.


For 40 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. And, right now they are on the front lines of battling Covid-19. The Hoboken Shelter is open and they remain committed to helping those in our community have access to food and safety during this time. The homeless will be adversely affected by this crisis and I want to help, but I need you! 

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 help them feed (INSERT #) people.

Please join me in helping support those in need in our community: (LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE) Your friendship and support mean a lot to me,


Good luck!

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