Happy Halloween everyone! This past weekend Hoboken saw quite a few costume clad Hobokenites, and today it will see quite a few more. The fourth annual Hobooken Halloween 5K and Scary Scurry Kids' Run was held on Saturday, October 26th down at Pier A. The event was extremely well-attended, especially for early in the morning on a Saturday!
Residents of all ages came out in droves with their costumes on, which can't possibly be comfortable to run in. Nevertheless, the energy was great around Pier A. The race began at 10am sharp and the Scary Scurry Kids' Run at 11am.
Hobooken Halloween 5K is put on by the Hoboken Elysianettes Running Society, a women's running club, (acronym HERS). The race is a beneficiary fundraiser and the proceeds benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter to provide meals, shelter and support to community members in need. The event is sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, Amanda's and Elysian Cafe, Inserra Supermarkets, Beyond the Photograph, Bin it, Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy and 35-Minute Bootcamps.
We caught up with the owner of Fleet Feet Sports, Shawn Marlovits after the race to hear more about the sponsor involvement. "Fleet Feet is a major sponsor of the event and being a local running store, we like to help as much as possible with races," said Marlovits. "We organize the packet pick-up with bid numbers,pins and t-shirts and we in kind goodie bags, cups and coolers for water stops, tents and more. We also try to promote the event as much as we can beforehand with fliers in bags, posters, social media, marketing..."
Marlovits noted that the Hobooken 5K is definitely one of the highest attended races in town, and Hoboken will not see another race now until the Spring, which will be the Resilience Run.
For more information on the race visit www.Hobooken5K.com.