Friday, May 4, 2012

HOHA 5 Mile Classic Run May 13th - Get Registered Early and Save

A message from the Hoboken Journal:
Here is a great event for a good cause, The HOHA 5 Mile Classic Run. Proceeds go to the Jubilee Center:

Hoboken runners, be sure and get registered for the longest running race in Hoboken currently, The HOHA Five Mile Classic...


THE MOTHER OF ALL ROAD RACES RETURNS

Exciting HOHA 5 Mile Classic is back for its 14th Running

with new kids run and Baby Jogger Jaunt May 13th in Hoboken

Hoha Five Mile Classic Start 2010 Hoboken

The Longest Running Race in Hoboken returns for its 14th running on May 13, and with it, fun and new features that will have everyone running to Hoboken as their Mother’s Day destination.

Joining the 5 Mile Run will be a newly formatted kids run with prizes and a 1.5 Mile Baby Jogger Jaunt (an event exclusively for runners pushing strollers). Before the events, participants can enjoy a cardio and stretching warm-up session and after, flowers, light snacks and live music. For the first time runners will be able to register as teams.

“Whether you’re a mom or if you want to run for your mom, this year’s 5 Mile Classic is the perfect day and way to celebrate Mother’s Day,” says HOHA president, Mona Lopez. “The race course winds along the scenic Hoboken waterfront and provides tons of dining opportunities for families and extended families to spend the rest of the day dining or exploring Hoboken.”

The Race Day schedule includes:
  • 8:30 AM Cardio kickoff
  • 9 AM 1.5 Mile Baby Jogger Jaunt
  • 9:30 AM Kids Fun Run
  • 10 AM 5 Mile Race
Post Race events include flowers for finishers, live music and light snacks on the waterfront on Pier A at the Finish Festival area. Out of town runners can sign up for access to showers at Club H Fitness to make the most of their day in Hoboken.

To celebrate the day, participants can share “Why Moms Rock” at www.facebook/hoha.com.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Jubilee Center, a non-denominational community center in Hoboken that provides after school youth programs.

Register today at www.hoha.net. Advance on-line registrations accepted through May 9. Single registration for the 5 Mile Race is $22 in advance, $25 on race day. Advance registration for combo run of 5 Mile Race and Baby Jogger Jaunt Run is $30. Fun Run race registration is $5 in advance and on race day.

Advance online registration and applications will be available until May 9th. Mail-in pdf of applications for each of the Baby-jogger jaunt and the 5 Mile and Fun Run are available at the HOHA website, and they need to be postmarked by May 5. Applications are also available now at local Hoboken stores - Fleet Feet Running Store, located at 604 Washington Street, or Hoboken Golf, 125 Grand Street – where they will be accepted (cash or check only please – no credit cards).

T-shirts will be provided to runners while supplies last. Runners who pre-register are guaranteed a shirt. In the 5 Mile Classic, awards will be given to the overall top male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers across 10-year age group categories. For more information, see www.hoha.net. El Bambi Baby will award a gift to the top finisher in the Baby Jogger Jaunt.

About HOHA

The Hoboken Harriers Running Club, founded in 1988, is a diverse group of runners and joggers from in and around Hoboken, New Jersey. The Club, known as the HOHAs, provides runners with camaraderie and support as well as a social component through sponsoring various social and charitable events annually.

The Hoboken Harriers running club conducts runs six days a week, with the most popular runs on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. Runners of all abilities are welcome - please contact us if you have an interest in running. We do recommend that you attend a Tuesday night run for your first run with the Club.

Consult the HOHA run schedule on our web site, and feel free to come and run with us. Visit www.hoha.net for more information. ◦