Hoboken resilience 5K run

Location:
City of Hoboken
United States of America
Organizer(s)
City of Hoboken
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The City of Hoboken is proud to announce the Hoboken Resilience Run, a 5K and Fun Run for post Hurricane Sandy recovery. The run, which will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, is being organized in support of a global UN initiative – the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Countries in each of these sub-regions have suffered the loss of lives and livelihoods, and sustained damages from which they are still struggling to recover. Throughout this region, and in almost all societies, sport plays an important role in bringing people together. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the City of Hoboken is hosting this event to raise public awareness about disaster risk reduction and to raise funds for the recovery of Sandy affected cities.

In demonstration of their solidarity, the City of Hoboken will donate a portion of Hoboken Resilience Run proceeds to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, the New Jersey Relief Fund, and the town of Port Maria in Jamaica, which was impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, will be present for the event.

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