Hoboken Turkey Trot 5K -moved to Liberty State Park

Sat November 21, 2020 Jersey City, NJ 07305 US Directions


The City of Hoboken did not issue permits for this run to take place at PIER A PARK, Hoboken this year. Therefore, we moved the run to beautiful Liberty State Park. You can access Liberty State Park by light rail, car, bus, or Uber. It is just just 4 miles south of Hoboken and about 15 minutes by car. We are sorry to have to move but plan to be back in 2021.

To register for this race please go here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/JerseyCity/RunningisBack5KatLibertyStatePark

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Additional race information can be found at http://www.hobokenturkeytrot.org/.

Liberty State Park
30 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ US 07305

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot at Liberty State Park Event Details:


What is included: All runners will get FREE professional photos, officially timed results, access to our festival area with music, official race shirts available for purchase, and an epic running experience in one of the most beautiful parks in the country. 


Race Day Address: 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305.  You can take uber there or Light Rail to Liberty State Park and walk down Audrey Zapp Drive (it is a 15-20 walk but faster if you jog 😊). Once you get there the start/finish festival area is located behind the Ferry Parking Lot. 


START TIMES: The 5K Run will start at 10:00 am with staggered starts (small waves of 50 runners) every 5 minutes until 10:30 am. Runners will be assigned their start times prior to race day via email.


Packet Pick Up: Packet pick up will be available on race day morning only. Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to collect your race bibs. To avoid large gatherings your packets will be given out in the order of your start time. Please do not arrive earlier then 15 minutes.


Parking: Statue of Liberty Parking Lot ($7 per car) 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. 


Bag Check: There will be bag check available. The cost will be $5 per bag cash only.


Registration: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time if you have not collected your bibs prior to race day. 


Same Day Registration: Is available for those that did not complete online registration. The cost will be $40 per person.


Opening Ceremonies: These will commence at 9:45 am and will include the singing of our national anthem.


Results & Awards: All runners will have custom bibs & will be chip timed. Runners will be ranked by USATF standard 10-year age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and over 60. 


RESULTS: will be available online instantly after your run. 


AWARDS: will be done virtually. Runners finishing in the top 3 of their age group will receive commemorative certificates online. 


Any questions please email info@citychallengerace.com 


Upcoming runs:

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot: November 21st, just in time to burn some calories prior to the Thanksgiving Day festivities!

Jingle Bell 5K: December 19th, run with hundreds of Santa's as we celebrate the joy of the holiday season. While this run is not timed all runners will get a free Santa Suit.

COURSE: is USATF certified, flat,  fast, and with very few turns (runs do not include obstacles). 

Timing & Awards: All  runners will have custom bibs & will be chip timed. Runners will be ranked by USATF standard 10-year age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and over 60 (does not include Jingle Bell 5K). 

RESULTS: will be available online, on RUNSIGNUP, instantly after your run. 

AWARDS: will be done virtually. Runners finishing in the top 3 of their age group will receive commemorative certificates online. 

THE FINISH: will include refreshments, water bottles, Gatorade, fruits, and giveaways from our sponsors. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Free professional photos for all runners. 

COST: as low as $25 per participant. 

TEAMS: You can create a team or join individually. 


After discussions with local authorities & health experts masks will NOT be required on course/during the run.
Masks WILL be required in the festival area, starting corrals, and where social distancing is not possible.
Staff & volunteers will wear masks at all times.
Small waves of 50 runners per start time (every 5 minutes).
Hand sanitizer available throughout the event.
Early packet pick up, to avoid crowds, prior to race day strongly suggested. 
Results will be streamed live and no paper results will be printed.
To avoid congregations of groups runners are “encouraged” to leave the finish area after their run.
Runners with symptoms of covid are not allowed to participate.
Chip timing will be used and all awards calculated based on Chip Time, NOT GUN TIME.
Spectators will be limited. 
If you have any questions or would like to learn about our various sponsorship opportunities please email info@citychallengerace.com

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