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Registration is open for the Annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 1. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

View larger imageThis logo will appear on the T-shirts worn by participants of the Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 1.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. at Holmes Convocation Center and end in Durham Park. The route will take runners and walkers over two exciting climbs before leading them through the Appalachian campus.

Each participant will receive an event T-shirt, and all participants are eligible to win a door prize from a local business. Live music and refreshments will be awaiting everyone upon completion of their run/walk.

Registration for the Black Saturday Run/Walk is $20 for the general public and $15 for students, military and senior citizens. These fees will be charged through Sept. 28. After that, registration is $25 for everyone. For further details on registration, go to, or for online registration, go to

The Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by Recreation Management Association, a student club providing extra recreational, social and professional development opportunities that supplement the recreation management program at Appalachian.

About Recreation Management

Appalachian’s Recreation Management program is designed to prepare students to manage natural and cultural recreation resources in order to enhance the leisure experience. The program has a faculty of 11 full-time and seven part-time professors with backgrounds and experiences that cover the entire spectrum of recreation. The 240-plus students in the program lead a student organization, Recreation Management Association, which has won campus-wide recognition for service programs and fund raising.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.