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Spooky Duke Race Start

App State’s 2021 Spooky Duke raises over $25K for children with special needs
Oct 28, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 16, costumed creatures once again gathered on the campus of Appalachian State University - and virtually - for the eleventh annual S...

Kaaren in bee costume

Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest is Saturday, October 16, 2021
Aug 28, 2021

The 11th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, on the campus of Appalachian State University in the ...

Spooky Duke Participants

178 Spooky Duke racers help App State raise more than $13,000 for special-needs children
Nov 17, 2020

Participants in Appalachian State University’s 10th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest, held virtually due to the pandemic, walked, ran, bi...

High Country families benefit from $73K-plus in grant funding awarded to App State Parent to Parent FSN-HC
Oct 13, 2020

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Appalachian State University’s Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country found wa...

The Spooky Duke

Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest is Virtual for 2020
Sep 5, 2020

The 10th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be virtual for 2020. A 1K, 5K, or 10K run, walk, ride, swim, row, mummy shuffle, or thr...

dance marathon participants

Groovin’ for a cause: App State’s annual Dance Marathon raises nearly $50K
Mar 19, 2020

The beat went on — and on — at Appalachian State University on Saturday as over 300 students cut loose for 15 hours at the university’s annual D...

Spooky Duke Finishers

Spooky Duke 2019: Thank You Participants and Sponsors
Nov 6, 2019

On a cloudy and relatively mild Saturday late in October, costumed creatures gathered on the campus of Appalachian State University for the 9th annual...

15th Annual Dance Marathon Raises Record Breaking Funds
Apr 9, 2019

On Feb. 16, campus service organization Appalachian and the Community Together held its 15th annual Dance Marathon at Legends to benefit the Western Y...

The Dance Marathon committee posing with the director of Parent to Parent Kaaren Hayes and the check

Dance Marathon Supports Local Nonprofits
Mar 7, 2018

Dance Marathon is an annual charity event organized by Appalachian and the Community Together that took place Saturday in Legends. It lasted 15 h...

A participant in the 2018 Dance Marathon at Appalachian incorporates hula-hooping into her dancing. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian’s 2018 Dance Marathon raises over $42K for local nonprofits
Mar 7, 2018

More than 200 faculty, staff and students found their groove on the dance floor of Appalachian State University’s Legends Saturday, Feb. 24, during ...