Spooky Duke Race

About the Spooky Duke

The Spooky Duke 5k, 10k and Costume March is going virtual this year!

Date: October 19, 2020, to October 31, 2020

$25.00 until September 18, 2020
$30.00 September 19, 2020, to October 31, 2020

Complete your run, walk, ride, swim, row, or mummy shuffle anywhere!  



Download and print your racing bibs to wear while you complete your race! 

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

2019 Amount Raised: $24,000. 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.

2020 Virtual Costume Contest

We are continuing with our tradition of hosting a costume contest with Spooky Duke! This year will of course be virtual! Complete the form and email your photo to be entered. Winners will receive a SPOOKY certificate! (Registration and parent consent required for those under 18.) Winners will be announced after Halloween! Questions? Contact spookyduke@appstate.edu.

2020 Silent Auction

In years past, the Spooky Duke race has included a silent auction. This year's silent auction will be held entirely online. Like always, all proceeds from the silent auction will go to Parent to Parent

Check out amazing items, such as a weekend cabin rental, a handmade glass cutting board, plants, and chocolates! 

The auction is open from 7:00 am EST on Monday, October 26th to 9:00 pm EST on Sunday, November 1st. We will arrange a safe pickup with winning bidders and payment will be in cash or check. 

Start your winter holiday shopping now and support Parent to Parent! Questions? Email spookyduke@appstate.edu!

2020 T-Shirt Pickup and Mailing

Because we are accepting registrations through October 31st and guaranteeing shirts to all who register, the shirt pick-up will not be until after November 1st. We will send out an email with dates, times, and locations. If you chose to have your shirt mailed, shirts will not be shipped until after November 1st.

Race Results