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Registration open for Black Saturday 5K to be held Sept. 23

By Kali Woodlief

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk taking place Saturday, Sept. 23. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

The event is sponsored by the Recreation Management Association, a student club providing extra recreational, social and professional development opportunities that supplement the recreation management program at Appalachian.

The race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. at Clawson-Burnley Park and is routed through the Boone Greenway. Participants will receive an event T-shirt and are eligible to win a door prize from a local business. At the finish, music and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is $20 for the general public and $15 for students through Sept. 20. After that date, registration fees are $25 for the general public and $20 for students. For details, visit To register, visit

About the Beaver College of Health Sciences

Appalachian’s Beaver College of Health Sciences opened in 2010 as the result of a strategic university commitment to significantly enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. In 2015, the college was named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the healthcare industry – Donald C. Beaver ’62 ’64 of Conover. The college offers 10 undergraduate degree programs and six graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Nursing, Social Work, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutrition and Health Care Management, Health and Exercise Science, and Recreation Management and Physical Education.

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 student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.