P.O. Hoban '80 Memorial Run

30th Annual P.O. Hoban Memorial Run

The Hoban Run, a September tradition in Bay Ridge, keeps alive the memory of P.O. Christopher Hoban '80, who gave his life in the line of duty in 1988 at the age of 26.  The Police Alumni of Xaverian established a memorial scholarship fund to honor their fellow officer.  

The Hoban Run is enthusiastically supported by the Xaverian Police Alumni, the NYPD, and the entire community.  The Run not only keeps alive the memory of Chris' personal sacrifice, but it also serves as the primary funding of the Hoban Scholarship, which provides tuition assistance to sons and daughters of New York City Police Officers attending Xaverian.


The 30th Annual Police Officer Christopher Hoban '80 5-Mile Memorial Run will be held on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at Xaverian High School (7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209).  The day begins with a Pre-Race Ceremony at 10am featuring the presentation of the P.O. Christopher Hoban Service to New York Award.  

The event, which is sponsored by the Xaverian Police Alumni, features a 5-Mile Run, 5K Run, Kids Dashes, and the Tina Hoban Hat Walk.  There is a party following the run featuring awards, t-shirts, music, barbecue, raffles, and children's activities.

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Course Info

    The Hoban Run starts and finishes at Xaverian, located at 7100 Shore Road, in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.  The 5-mile route follows the harbor promenade to the Verrazano Bridge and returns along Third Avenue.

    The 5k route starts at Xaverian and goes down and back along the harbor promenade and returns to Xaverian.
  • Times

    • Opening Ceremony begins at 10am
    • 5-Mile Run AND 5K Run start at 10:30am (rain or shine)
    • Run followed immediately by the Tina Hoban Hat Walk
    • The Kids Dash will take place at the end of the 5-Mile Run
  • Entry Fees

    For either the 5K or 5M race, the entry fees are as follows:
    • Adults 20 & Over - Before Race Day - $25.00
    • Adults 20 & Over - Race Day - $30.00
    • Active Military Personnel - $20.00
    • Ages 13-19 - Before Race Day - $20.00
    • Ages 13-19 - Race Day - $25.00
    • Ages 12 & Under - Before Race Day - $15.00
    • Ages 12 & Under - Race Day - $20
  • Registration Options

    Online: Please click here to register securely online. 

    Mail: Alternatively, you may click here to download and print a hard copy registration form.  Please print and mail with check made payable to Xaverian to:
    Xaverian High School, Hoban Run
    7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209

    In Person: Saturday, September 15th, 3pm to 5pm or day of race, Sunday, September 16th, from 8:45am to 9:45am. 

  • Awards

    • Top three male and female runners overall
    • Top Xaverian Alumnus
    • Chief Brennan Command Award
    • P.O. Chris Hoban Award (Top Male NYPD)
    • P.O. Moira Smith Award (Top Female NYPD)
    • John P. Devaney Award (Top FDNY)
    • Michael Hanly (Top DSNY)
    • Military Award (Top Runner in Active Military) 
    • Top Clydesdale: Male (200+ lbs.)
    • Top Athena: Female (150+ lbs.) 
    • Top 3 in Age Categories: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    • Top Team for the Hoban Cup
  • Kids Race

    Kids Dashes follow the 5-mile run.  All participants receive a t-shirt and a medal at the finish line (while supplies last).
  • Post Race Awards Party

    The awards reception will follow the run in the schoolyard.  The reception includes a barbecue provided by the staff of Circles, beverages, DJ, prizes, and children's activities.
  • Sponsors

    To sponsor the race, please download, fill out, and mail back this form. 

    Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

    Abigal Press 
    AMR Electric 
    Bay Ridge Historical Society 
    Bay Ridge Manor 
    Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade 
    Mrs. Stacey Benoit P’20
    Blasters, Drillrunners & Miners Union
    Breezy Wine & Liquors 
    Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cammilleri P'16 
    Captains Endowment Association 
    Br. Gregory Cellini, OSF 
    Clavin Funeral Home
    Cobblestone Financial Advisors – Ron Palastro ’72
    Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Coen P’14,’16 G’14
    Richie Cole '81
    New York State Conservative Party 
    Martin Cronin '76 
    David Shannon Florist – Mr. John Perrotta P’22 G’21
    Delia’s Lounge
    Paul DeLuca '11 
    Detectives Endowment Association 
    Steven Diahy 
    Barabara Donohue 
    Jane Donohue P’05
    Kenneth Dulberg 
    James Formisano 
    Jere Gatti 
    Gino's Restaurant 
    Senator Martin Golden 
    Frank Gramieri '77
    The Greenhouse Café
    Dulce Haughton 
    The Hoban Family  
    James Hunter 
    Gabrielle Ianniello 
    Initial Images 
    Irish Haven 
    James Giannakouros, Esq. ’83 
    Virginia Joyce 
    Thomas Joyce '69 
    Jerry Kane '77
    The LaMonica Family 
    Leo’s Casa Calamari
    Lieutenant's Benevolent Association 
    Len Lopate 
    Manhattan Beer Distributors
    Mar Dorn 
    Michael McGrath 
    McGrath Law 
    MMND/Tokyo Mike 
    Joanne Monck 
    Elizabeth Murphy 
    New York City Police Department
    NYPD Explorers
    The Oliva Family 
    One on One Physical Therapy
    Patriot Electric 
    Plainedge HS 
    PMC Associates  
    Robert Porta '79 
    Pour House of Bay Ridge 
    Mary Prager 
    Joseph Ranieri 
    Ridgewood Savings Bank 
    The Rochford Family 
    Rossiter Financial 
    rancesca Ruggeri-Callahan 
    S & D Entertainment – Mr. Sal Demma ’05
    Salty Dog 
    Sergeants Benevolent Association 
    Kevin Singleton 
    St. Andrew's 
    St. Athanasius
    St. Francis College – Mr. Robert Oliva ’00
    Statue Cruises 
    TF Cornerstone  
    The Wicked Monk 
    Three Jolly Pigeons 
    Uniform by Park Coats 
    UTZ – Mr. Frank Clemente ’73
    The Ward Family
    The Wilson Family

Online registration is closed, but you can still register to join the fun! Registration is open from 3 PM - 5 PM in the cafeteria tomorrow (9/15). Alternatively, you can also register on race day (9/16) from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AMin the cafeteria. 
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Not up for a 5-Mile Run? Come down for the fun! Join us for the Backyard Party or the Tina Hoban Hat Walk!

Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
7100 Shore Road         Brooklyn, New York 11209         Phone: (718) 836-7100