The “Spooky Duke” is a certified 5K and 10K race with a free Costume March and Contest where children, adults and pets can all show off their unique costumes and share in the fun. All proceeds benefit Parent to Parent FSN-High County.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time and Price:
10k: 9:00 am
Day of registration: $35.00
5k: 9:00 am
Day of registration: $30.00
Register by October 1st to be guaranteed a shirt!
FREE Costume March: 10:00 am
Peacock Parking Lot
Appalachian State University
416 Howard St.
Boone, NC 28608
A virtual option is also available!
Top 3 Men and Women (in person 10k & 5k)
Participants are encouraged to dress up for costume prizes!
FREE Kids activities from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Instructions for Teams
Team Discount - 15 for $15!
App State Student Clubs/Organizations/Teams - support families with special needs!
Create a team of 15 runners or walkers and receive $10 off your registration!
Register by October 1, 2021, and your team name will be on the race shirt!
- Identify a Team Captain
- Pick a Team Name
- Recruit Team Members
Each member will register individually, but all must list the team name, team captain's name, and team members' names.
T-Shirt Pickup and Mailing
We will send out an email with dates, times, and locations for T-shirt pick up. If you chose to have your shirt mailed, there will be an additional $5.00 fee added to your registration.
Spooky Duke History
"I am proud to be associated with the Parent to Parent program; its good work and resources have made a profound and positive difference in the lives of many families." ~ Dr. Charles R. Duke
2020 Amount Raised: $13,000. Thank you to our walkers and runners for making this possible!
For the past several years, Parent to Parent FSN-High County has held a fundraising and awareness-raising event with running as the theme. The first 5K in 2011 was the brainchild of Jennifer McClure, an amazing Appalachian Social Work intern with our program, who chose to create a 5K for us as her final project. Her dream was that event would continue and grow….and it has!
Dr. Charles R. Duke, former Dean of the Reich College of Education, became our sponsor. To honor him and to celebrate our Halloween theme the name “Spooky Duke” was born. The “Spooky Duke” is now a certified 5K and 10K race with a free Costume March and Contest where children, adults and pets can all show off their unique costumes and share in the fun.
All proceeds to this race enable Parent to Parent FSN-HC to continue to support local families who have children with special needs.