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: Fall 2024

Race Results

Sort by year (2015-present) for the Race Results

Check out photos from 2023!

Check out photos from 2022!

Check out photos from 2021!

2023 Sponsors

Hair Raisers

Fang-tastics

Jack-O-Lanterns

Skeletons

Contributors

  • Amy Roberts
  • Appalachian Athletics
  • Appalachian Bookstore
  • Appalachian Educators Club
  • Ashe County Cheese
  • Be Natural
  • Betty's Biscuits
  • Bistro Roca
  • Candace Lang
  • Capone's Pizza
  • Casa Rustica
  • Come Back Shack
  • Dan Murphy
  • Diane Coffey
  • Dominios Pizza
  • Food Lion
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Harris Teeter
  • Hungry Howies Pizza
  • Ingles - Boone
  • Jo Harris
  • Joey Childress
  • Johnathan Nichls with Mohawk
  • Kaaren Hayes
  • Kate Brinko
  • Kovu Coffee
  • Los Arcoiris
  • Lowes Food
  • Mint Cuisine of India
  • Patti Carmen Pottery, Inc
  • Pepper's Restaurant & Bar
  • Rotted Coffee
  • Sali Gill-Johnson
  • Stick Boy 
  • The Cardinal
  • Town of Boone
  • Vickie Murphy
  • Viscous Biscuit
  • Watauga County Rescue Squad
  • Wilkesboro NC H.O.G. Chapter #2727

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

2022 Amount Raised: $26,433. Thank you to our participants 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.