Hundreds of costumed runners will convene this Saturday near Pier A Park to run in the fourth annual HoBOOken Halloween 5k.
Now in its fourth year, the HoBOOken 5k, which attracts 1,500 adult runners and has raised nearly $90,000 for local charities since 2010, is the city's largest charity race event.
The event is produced by the Hoboken Elysianettes, a local women’s running club, and sponsored by 35 Minute Bootcamps, Amanda's Restaurant, Beyond The Photograph, Elysian Cafe, Fleet Feet Sports, Love My Strutz, ShopRite ad 16 Handles.
Although this year's race has been sold out since Oct, 17, there are still a limited number of "charity bibs" available for interested runners, according to the event's website. Charity bibs for the race are $75 — more than twice the typical race fee — but include a $40 tax-deductible gift to the Hoboken Shelter.
Children ages 2 to 11 can also join the action Saturday and get some additional use out of their costumes by participating in the Scary Scurry Kids' Run, which begins at 11 a.m. near Pier A Park. Strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course, and only one parent or guardian may run with a child. The Kids' Run is sponsored by Bin-It.
For questions about either race, contact Elizabeth Moss at (201) 921-3414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.