Attention runners, next week is the yearly Party with Purpose 5k run. Details are below….
Party With Purpose 9th Annual Hoboken 5K, Kid’s Fun Run
and After Party on July 16, 2013
Tie up your laces and support local children’s charities!
Hit the ground running with Hoboken’s largest race! The Party With Purpose 9thAnnual Hoboken 5K, Kids’ Fun Run and After Party takes place on July 16, 2013.
Party With Purpose (PWP), an official not-for-profit organization, marked its 10th anniversary this year and is looking forward to the biggest 5k race to date. This main event for the charity, produced by dedicated volunteers, started with just 300 runners and has grown to attract over 1,500 runners. The proceeds from the race go directly to supporting local children related charities including the Hoboken Boys & Girls Club and Jubilee Center with close to $50,000 raised in 2012.
“As we continue to enjoy our tenth anniversary, we ask the community to join us in celebration with a day of fitness for the whole family. Moreover, the proceeds from this race will help us support over 10 children’s charities in our neighborhood.” said Scott Delea, Founder of Party With Purpose.
This USA Track & Field sanctioned race is timed and welcomes runners and walkers of all levels who will enjoy an unparalleled race course along the banks of the gorgeous Hudson River. To help kick off the race, the Jersey Follettes, an up-and-coming performance group, will sing the National Anthem. Bethany Watson from Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show will also be on hand. Local children are welcome to come out and participate in a Fun Run and in various games hosted by ZogSports along Pier A in the afternoon.
After the race, run right over to the After Party where you will enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment by band Almost Easy with the skyline backdrop of New York City at night.
Organizers encourage you to sign up early to secure a spot and a goody bag. Pick up your race number and performance t-shirt in advance at Fleet Feet (604 Washington St.) on Saturday July, 13 (12-5 pm), Sunday July, 14 (12-5 pm) or Monday July, 15 (5-9 pm). It can also be picked up day-of at the starting line on Pier A at 5pm.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female participants as well as the top three male and female participants for each age group. Teams will be awarded as well, so sign up with your friends, family, or neighbors and earn various prizes.
Party with Purpose would like to extend a special thanks to their sponsors Anthony S. Torres, GenPro, PRIME Real Estate, Rockefeller Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group, Turbo/20th Century Fox, and z100 along with partners Fleet Feet Sports and HOHAs for their support.
Organizers are also grateful to Activate Water, Anheuser Busch, Ben & Jerry’s, HappyFamily, and Laurita Winery for their in-kind donations.
Party With Purpose Hoboken 5K, Kids’ Fun Run and After Party
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Pier A (1st and Sinatra Drive) Hoboken, NJ 07030
Schedule of Events:
- 3:00-3:30pm – Kids’ Registration
- 3:30-4:30pm – Kids’ Games
- 4:30 pm – Kids’ Fun Run
- 4:45 pm – Kids’ Medals/Food
- 5:30 pm – Adult On Site Registration Begins
- 7:00 pm – Adult 5K Begins
- 8:00pm – Adult After Party on Pier A
For more information about PWP or to sign up for the 5K run, please visit: www.partywithpurpose.org/5k
About Party With Purpose: Party With Purpose Inc., (PWP) is a 501 (c)(3), charity run entirely by volunteers who produce unique, exciting fundraisers and donate the proceeds to charities in the local community. Since its founding by Scott Delea in 2002, PWP has donated over $400,000 to organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, Jubilee Center, PAL, and Jeremy’s Heroes. Fundraising events include the Annual PWP Hoboken 5K and Kids Events, which take place along the majestic Hoboken waterfront. Party With Purpose’s motto is “Work hard, Play hard, Give Hard.” For more information, visit www.partywithpurpose.org