History of the Spooky Duke Race
"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
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 enables Parent to Parent FSN-HC to continue to support local families who have children with special needs.