Hobooken 5K & Scary Scurry Kids Race

Complete your run anytime between 10/26 - 11/2
Fundraising

Become a FUN-draiser. You can help support The Hoboken Homeless Shelter by fundraising!  Sign up for a Fundraising Page here.

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  

 

PRIZES FOR OUR TOP FUNDRAISING GHOULS

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

 

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PRIZES

Further information will be forthcoming.  

Fundraisers who raise more than $250 by October 23rd will receive a HoBOOken prize.

 

TEAM FUNDRAISING PRIZE

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.

 

RULES

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.

 

ENTERING 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, set a fundraising goal, and share with your friends, family, and colleagues!

 

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!

 

LIMITED EDITION CHARITY BIBS

Give back while you run, with one of our Charity Entries you donate with your registration for $100 you’ll receive a sweatshirt, medal and drawstring bag. $60 of your entry fee is tax deductible donation to the Shelter. 

SAMPLE EMAIL

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.

Dear XXXX

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. 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,

(NAME)

Good luck!

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