2009 Party with Purpose 5k Race

7/14/2009 Reminder:

Please note: The annual Party with Purpose 5k Race is tonight! If you haven’t registered yet – get down there by 5:30pm tonight!

5K Event Details

party-with-purpose-5k-hoboken-run-2009Party With Purpose 5k and Kids’ Fun Run Hoboken – July 14th, 2009:

  • 4:00 Kids Events (all welcome)
  • 5:00 Kids Run Around the Pier
  • 7:00 Adult 5K Start
  • 8:00 After Party at Sinatra Park (4th and Sinatra Drive)

Party With Purpose takes it to the streets with our 5th annual 5K race along the majestic Hoboken waterfront. Last year’s event featured 700 runners (maybe up to 1100) and ranks as one of the best races in/around New York City. We expect this year to be even bigger and more exciting!

The event raises funds for two of Hoboken’s most important charities, the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club and Jubilee Center.

After Party Details

Party With Purpose will be hosting the first ever outdoor after-party in Sinatra Park on 4th and Sinatra Drive. Bring your friends and family, this event is open to all!

  • Beer Garden (Must be 21 to enter)
  • Free entry for all 5k runners
  • All others: $5 entry fee
  • Food & Live Entertainment
  • DJ & Raffle and Silent Auction
  • CASH ONLY

Don’t miss one of the best parties in Hoboken!

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21 Comments on "2009 Party with Purpose 5k Race"

leelee
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leelee

I agree with all the pissed off people here. I can deal with a little traffic jam for a good cause, but to block off access to two parking garages in a town where there is a huge parking problem was inexcusable. I had to leave town after an already hellish commute home because there was actually a police car sitting in the entrance to the parking garage at 15th and Park. If they can’t alter the route a little to let people into there monthly parking spots they should at least put up signs.

jenfin
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jenfin
I am responding as the RACE DIRECTOR for the Party with Purpose 5k which took place last night. First, thank you to all who responded to this email and participated in our event. It was our most sucessful event to date with over 1200 runners particating (not the hundreds as incorrectly stated above by New Jersey Devil). EVERY building, parking garage, and place of business along the route was notified well in advance of the race that the roads were being closed. I can vouch to this, since I personally notified them. Each business was provided all of the event information along with a map reflecting street closures. I would suggest that if you were not made aware in advance of the road closures that you speak to your parking garage or property manager. To address the pregnant wife (who I would like to add was NOT going into labor during the time of the race) would have of course been let through, had she in fact needed immediate medical attention. We coordinate very closely with the Hoboken Police Department and the City of Hoboken in order to ensure that race officials and police are located at these points. ALL of the money raised goes directly to local charities located in HOBOKEN. Once we have tallied the figures, I will be more than happy to provide the final amount of money raised for these charities. I would hope that with these final numbers you can see that your few minutes… Read more »
emarche
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Jen, I can vouch for the fact that every – EVERY – time there has been a road closure in or around the Shipyard, management has made the effort to let residents know what’s coming down the pipe. They didn’t for this race. Nobody is saying that this event should not take place; I think many people believe that what you’re accomplishing (raising money for local charities) is a great thing. However, it appears that it could be executed more efficiently, effectively and with regard for the residents who are directly impacted by the road closures. In response to jenfin who said: I am responding as the RACE DIRECTOR for the Party with Purpose 5k which took place last night. First, thank you to all who responded to this email and participated in our event. It was our most sucessful event to date with over 1200 runners particating (not the hundreds as incorrectly stated above by New Jersey Devil). EVERY building, parking garage, and place of business along the route was notified well in advance of the race that the roads were being closed. I can vouch to this, since I personally notified them. Each business was provided all of the event information along with a map reflecting street closures. I would suggest that if you were not made aware in advance of the road closures that you speak to your parking garage or property manager. To address the pregnant wife (who I would like to add was NOT going… Read more »
oceanbloo
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oceanbloo
I agree with Emarche. I live in a large (different) building affected by the run, and wasn’t told either by our building’s management, nor our parking garage’s management, that this race was going on. We are always notified when something like this is going on in our neighborhood. There were no signs posted anywhere that the run was going to happen and that the road was going to be blocked off. Many people have to get home to pick up children from daycare/school before it closes, meet a bus dropping off kids, or to relieve nannies so that they can get to their own families. A 30-45 minute delay is not just a minor inconvenience “for a good cause” – it has a domino effect. Emarche said it exactly right – no one is complaining about the cause. But the timing could be better, and notification could certainly be better. (Whatever notification process was used this time around didn’t work.) All that said, it looked like a lot of people were having fun, and congratulations on the fundraising efforts. In response to emarche who said: Jen, I can vouch for the fact that every – EVERY – time there has been a road closure in or around the Shipyard, management has made the effort to let residents know what’s coming down the pipe. They didn’t for this race. Nobody is saying that this event should not take place; I think many people believe that what you’re accomplishing (raising money for… Read more »
strand tramp
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strand tramp
so, you just don’t get it do you jen? you just don’t get it… In response to jenfin who said: I am responding as the RACE DIRECTOR for the Party with Purpose 5k which took place last night. First, thank you to all who responded to this email and participated in our event. It was our most sucessful event to date with over 1200 runners particating (not the hundreds as incorrectly stated above by New Jersey Devil). EVERY building, parking garage, and place of business along the route was notified well in advance of the race that the roads were being closed. I can vouch to this, since I personally notified them. Each business was provided all of the event information along with a map reflecting street closures. I would suggest that if you were not made aware in advance of the road closures that you speak to your parking garage or property manager. To address the pregnant wife (who I would like to add was NOT going into labor during the time of the race) would have of course been let through, had she in fact needed immediate medical attention. We coordinate very closely with the Hoboken Police Department and the City of Hoboken in order to ensure that race officials and police are located at these points. ALL of the money raised goes directly to local charities located in HOBOKEN. Once we have tallied the figures, I will be more than happy to provide the final amount of… Read more »
goldsoundz
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goldsoundz

Jen, I don’t get it either. Apperently this race would have been ok if the other side of town was inconvenienced. I guess all those people that live on sinatra drive were upset? Also if you did this on a Sunday morning I’m sure somebody would have complained they couldn’t get to their brunch at Turning Point or they had friends in from out of town which couldn’t leave that morning. There will always be complainers and somebody is probably going to be inconvenienced no matter when the event was held.

Thanks Jen, it’s not easy organizing large events like this and many people will benefit from the funds raised.

In response to strand tramp who said:
so, you just don’t get it do you jen? you just don’t get it…

MF
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this did piss me off last night when trying to get home with how much extra time it took. who designed the route they took?? there had to have been a better way, i’m sorry. it defied logic last night. come on runner people, wake up, gimme a break. run in the back of town. i don’t know. something, anything. you can’t just take over the streets during rush hour. hello!?

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

I don’t think people should beat up on NewJerseyDevil so much. It is an inconvenience to people who just want to get home – and as others have pointed out, there are better times and places for this sort of thing.

That said, if this is your first child, NewJerseyDevil, you may have enough time to fly to California before your child is born, much less navigate a few blocks out of Hoboken. Most first labors take an awfully long time!

emarche
Member

How about simply running the race later? An 8pm start?

Advantages:

1. It’s still light out.
2. More people can participate.
3. Less commuter traffic.
4. It’s cooler temps, great for running.

Last night was a horrible mess uptown. I know it’s for a good cause, but this even really snarled traffic. Next year, how about at least posting some fliers around the 14th Street area a week in advance of the event? Not everybody visits 411 and there were plenty of pissed off uptown residents last night who couldn’t get to their garages for a good 30-45minutes. After a long day at work, that’s a lousy end to the day.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

rather than close the main street for northbound commuters/busses why not run the race up marshall to harrison and then jackson? these streets are much less congested at commuter hours. any reason those streets could not be used? anyone?

8thStGuy
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8thStGuy

That’s easy: All the poor black…top. The roads aren’t paved very well. Someone could easily trip and sprain an ankle.

In response to strand tramp who said:
rather than close the main street for northbound commuters/busses why not run the race up marshall to harrison and then jackson? these streets are much less congested at commuter hours. any reason those streets could not be used? anyone?

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