Fourth Annual HoBOOken Halloween 5K and Scary Scurry Kids’ Run
Takes Place on October 26, 2013
Race Directors Expect Early Sell-Out
Supports the Hoboken Shelter
The HoBOOken Halloween 5k and Scary Scurry Kids’ run, Hoboken’s largest charity race event, is scheduled for Saturday October 26, 2013. Produced by the Hoboken Elysianettes, Hoboken’s premiere women’s running club, the race has raised nearly 90k for local charities since 2010. Event directors project that up to 1500 runners and 200 kids, many in costume, will participate in the highly anticipated family race and will enjoy the post-race food and entertainment.
35 Minute Bootcamps is proud to serve as the returning lead sponsor for the HoBOOken 5k, and the Scary Scurry Kids’ Run is being sponsored by Bin-It. Other sponsors include Amanda’s, Beyond The Photograph, Elysian Café, Fleet Feet Sports, Love My Strutz, ShopRite and 16 Handles.
The 5k race will begin near Pier A at 10:00 am and the Scary Scurry will follow on the pier at 11am. The event will be professionally timed by Compuscore and photographed by Ken Shelton Photography.
Registration is only available online and will be limited to the first 1500 runners to register. Price for the 5K is $28 through September 26th and $30 through October 20th or while supplies last. 75 limited charity bibs are available for $75 each. Charity entrants will receive recognition through a special bib, and a portion of their entry fee will be given to The Hoboken Shelter, for which they will receive a letter for tax deduction purposes. The event has sold out prior to race day in the past two years.
In addition, a fundraising contest offers generous prizes to participants who raise additional money to benefit the Hoboken Shelter as part of the event. The top fundraiser will receive a 5-course wine dinner party for six at Amanda’s and second place will receive a dinner for six at the Elysian Café. In 2011, this contest generated an additional $7,000 in donations. http://www.active.com/donate/HoBOOken2013