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SATURDAY: Run ‘The Knob’ or ‘The Bonk’ to Support High Country Girls On The Run

Register for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund.

Girls on the Run 2014. Photo by Ken Ketchie.
Girls on the Run 2014. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

The Knob will begin at 8 a.m. in downtown Boone at the Lost Province Brewing Company. It will follow a challenging, picturesque two-mile route uphill to Knob Park. Also starting at 8 a.m., The Bonk, another race for runners and walkers, will begin at the top of Howard’s Knob and will finish back at the Lost Province Brewing Company.

Special awards will be offered to overall winners and to age-group winners of The Knob. After 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 to its top three male and female grandmaster (age 50-plus) competitors. Food will be provided by Lost Province Brewing Company and Stick Boy Bread Company.

Registration for either The Knob or The Bonk is $20. For more information and to register for the The Knob or The Bonk, visit http://triplecrown.appstate.edu or call 828-262-7557. Registration on the day of the races will begin 6:30 a.m. at the Lost Province Brewing Company.

The Knob is sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services, which is a part of Appalachian’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.

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. The college offers 16 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs, which are organized in 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 faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.