About the Spooky Duke Race
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.
Save the Date
The Spooky Duke 5k, 10k and Costume March is back!
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time and Price:
Day of registration: $35.00
Day of registration: $25.00
FREE Costume March: 10am
Peacock Parking Lot
Appalachian State University
416 Howard St.
Boone, NC 28608
Awards: Top 3 Men and Women (10k & 5k)
FREE CHILDCARE and Kids activities from 8-10am include: Face Painting, Sidewalk Chalk, Corn Hole Toss, Bubbles, and more
ALL RUNNERS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO DRESS UP! COSTUME PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN!!
REGISTRATION: COMING SOON!
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
2018 Amount Raised: $21,000,374. Thank you to our walkers and runners for making this possible!
For the past six 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.