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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...

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...

Luke

Luke: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

Luke is our sweet, fun, and loving 3-year-old son who enjoys being in the company of others, especially his family and familiar friends. Luke loves re...

Jessie

Jessie: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

My name is Jessie, I am 25 years old and I live in Wilkes County. I have GM-1 Gangliosidosis Type II…it is a very rare genetic disorder that slowly ...

Ann

Ann: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

“Laugh and the world laughs with you”My name is Ann and I have cerebal palsy with spastic quadriplegia, I also have a contagious laugh that will h...

Caleb

Caleb: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

Stanley Gordon West says. "Smile and the world smiles with you!" I am Caleb and I have cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia and a sense of humor t...