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Running of The Knob scheduled for Oct. 11, registration now open

BOONE—The BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), within the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, announces the opening of registration for the annual “Running of The Knob.” All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-esteem building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade.

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The Knob, sponsored by Foscoe Rentals, is a two-mile race to be held Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. as an annual event of Appalachian’s Homecoming celebration. The race starts at the Watauga County Public Library in downtown Boone and finishes at the Howard’s Knob Park.

The third race in the High Country Triple Crown series, The Knob will offer special awards to overall winners and age-group winners. Also following the race, cash awards totaling $1,500 will be given to the top three male and female overall winners of the Triple Crown series and top three male and female grandmasters competitors.

Registration for The Knob is $20 per person until Sept. 26 and $30 per person from Sept. 27 until race day. Participants may register the day of the event until 5 p.m. at the Watauga County Library.

For more information and to register for The Knob, visit or call 828-262-7557.