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HoBOOken 5K Race - USATF Certified Course

Saturday, Oct 26, 2024 (Virtual Race is 10/26-10/27)

Kids Race

Live Race Fee: $20.00 per child  |   Register   (includes a FREE event t-shirt and medal)
($20 allows us to serve 10 meals at the Hoboken Shelter)


Age Requirements

The Scary Scurry Kids' Run is open to children age 2 and up. (Older kids are welcome to run in the adult's HoBOOken5K race.)

An adult must be present at all times with registered children. This is not a drop-off event. 

  • Ages 3 and under (child runs with parent)

  • Ages 4 and 5 (optional parent-guided run)

  • Ages 6 and up (child runs independently (if able))

If your child needs any assistance during the race, please just ask our race staff—we'll make sure your child has a great time with us!



This live fun run is organized with age-appropriate heats that begin at 11:00 am on the open grass field located on Pier A in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The approximate race course length is 100 meters. We shorten the course for our youngest runners. 

Registered children are encouraged to run in their favorite Halloween costumes! (Kids costumes are excluded from the broader costume judging event.)

Please note: This is a different race and a separate registration from the 5K.  The Scary Scurry is untimed, participants will not receive medals, and the race is weather permitting.


T-Shirt and Bib Pick Up

Please pick up your kid's free t-shirt and race bib on Thursday, October 24th between 4pm-8pm or Friday October 25 between 12pm-8pm at The Hoboken Shelter (300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken).

You can also pick up these items on race day between 8:00am – 9:30am at the registration tent on Pier A.



Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Scavenger Hunt Fee: $10.00 per child  |   Register 
($10 allows us to serve 5 meals at the Hoboken Shelter)


Looking for something to do at your family's own pace? Register for our interactive Scary Scurry Virtual Scavenger Hunt. You and your Halloween partners can visit various fun spots around Hoboken and pick up special stickers to complete the official Scavenger Hunt course. Available from October 27 through October 31.



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