2022 HoBOOken 5K Race

IN-PERSON 10/29 AND VIRTUAL 10/29-10/31
Why We Race

The HoBOOken 5K Halloween Run to End Homelessness is The Hoboken Shelter’s biggest fundraising event of the year! Founded in 2010, it is Hoboken’s one and only costumed race and one of Hoboken’s largest races!


Opened in 1982, The Hoboken Shelter is a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, & services to support people to become housed. These services help our homeless guests develop the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence, and re-integrate into the community. 

Over the last year, the pandemic has challenged The Shelter in ways, we could not have imagined. We’ve had to change the way we serve meals, allow for social distancing, ensure our staff and guests had PPE, and develop policies and procedures to respond to COVID-19. But one thing has not changed and that is our commitment to ensuring that people who are hungry are fed and those in need of a place to sleep have somewhere to lay their head. 

In the past year, we have all learned how important home is. Here at the Shelter we are committed to ending homelessness one person at a time. You can follow the Hoboken Shelter on Instagram @hoboken_shelter. 


There are so many ways you can get involved and help The Hoboken Shelter:

  • Prepare and serve dinner or lunch
  • Donate food and clothing
  • Help sort donations
  • Share your skills by mentoring or tutoring guests
  • Run a resume or computer skills workshop
  • Share your passion by running craft sessions
  • Help collect donations

For more information visit The Hoboken Shelter.

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