The 11th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, on the campus of Appalachian State University in the Raley/Peacock parking lot (416 Howard Street, Boone, North Carolina). There will also be a virtual option for participants.
The event benefits Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country. The program, housed in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education, provides free support, caring connections, information and hope to families who have a premature baby, a child with a disability, an emotional or behavioral challenge, a mental illness, a chronic health condition or to families who are grieving the death of a child. Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country serves Alleghany, Ashe, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties in the High Country of North Carolina.
About the Race
The Spooky Duke is a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 5k and 10k race, and includes a free costume march for children, adults and dogs. Costumes are encouraged for everyone! The course is relatively flat, with small hills and sidewalk terrain.
How to Register
- Online Registration is open through October 15
- $20 for the 5k - walkers are welcome to register for the 5K
- $30 for the 10k
- Registrations received by October 1 will include a long sleeve t-shirt
- Student teams can register a group of 15 for $15
Questions? Please contact Spooky Duke.