2022 HoBOOken 5K Race - USATF Certified Course

IN-PERSON 10/29 AND VIRTUAL 10/29-10/31


You can help support the Hoboken Homeless Shelter by becoming a FUN-draiser! We've made it easy with a downloadable PDF toolkit linked at the bottom of this page. 

Start by creating you customizable Fundraising Page here

The Hoboken Shelter needs you now more than ever. Every year, the HoBOOken raises nearly $100,000 to keep our community fed and safe. Our programs have real impact and help get our most vulnerable neighbors off of the streets and into our Shelter where they can get the services they urgently need.

So, how can you help? Organize a team of your friends, co-workers, or family members to run the race. Create your own easy fundraising page here and reach out for donations from your fans. Help us spread the word by sharing your team or individual race preparation on social media. Be sure to tag us along the way. And on race day, let everyone know how you ran!  

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  

Don't forget to download our toolkit below.



Prizes will be awarded to our top individual and team fundraisers. Check back here for updates soon.



Get competitive! Win the FUN-draising race as our top donor and your team can win a prize. Check back here for updates soon. 



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.



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!



If you can’t make it for the race, you can still enter the FUN-draising contest! Just follow the registration link and select “Non-Running Fundraiser” as your event option — it’s free!



To help you get things kicked off, we have a sample email you can use for soliciting donations:


For 40 years, The Hoboken Shelter has offered food, shelter and supportive services to those in need in Hoboken. They’ve served more than two million meals and have moved people from the streets to the shelter to a home of their own. The pandemic challenged the Shelter in ways never imagined. Recovering from that crisis and facing the resulting economic instability has stretched their resources even further. The homeless population is at its most vulnerable right now 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,


Good luck!

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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