Black Saturday 5K Held Nov. 10 at ASU; Mountaineers Square off Against Furman in Final Home Game

Published Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Oct. 31, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management Association is holding the fourth Annual Black Saturday 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K will begin on campus, starting and finishing at the Holmes Convocation Center.

Proceeds from the 5K will go toward the Recreation Management Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to a senior majoring in recreation management.

Registration fees for the Black Saturday 5K are $10 for students and $15 for non-students if received before Nov. 10. Registration after Nov. 10 is $20 for all entries. T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be presented to the overall male and female, as well as the top male and female in the following categories: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Faculty/Staff, Over 50, High School and Other. Refreshments will be available. 

For more information about the Black Saturday 5K, or to register for the event, go to www.blacksaturday5K.appstate.edu.

Earth Fare is sponsoring an early packet pick up and pre-race pasta dinner Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 178 West King St. Plates are $8. The meal includes a pasta plate with a side salad and choice of sweet tea or water.

Recreation management offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary to plan, promote, administer and evaluate recreation programs, facilities and services in a variety of settings. Students also have the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge in the area of commercial recreation and tourism management, recreation and park management or outdoor experiential education.

For more information about Appalachian’s recreation management program, visit www.hles.appstate.edu/recreation-management.

ASU jumped out to a commanding 38-13 lead and cruised to a 38-27 win over archrival Western Carolina on Saturday afternoon at E.J. Whitmire Stadium. Photo by Dave Mayo

Also taking place on Nov. 10, the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team will be squaring off against Furman in the final home game of the regular season. It will be the only home game of the Mountaineers final three games of the season. 

Last Saturday, ASU jumped out to a commanding 38-13 lead and cruised to a 38-27 win over archrival Western Carolina on at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.

ASU currently has a 6-3 record, 4-2 SoCon, and with the loss to Wofford on Oct. 20 their playoff hopes took a hit. For that matter, their chances of having a home playoff game basically flew out the window.

This coming Saturday, Nov. 3, the Mountaineers will be in Statesboro, Ga. to take on conference-leading Georgia Southern in what may be ASU’s toughest test yet. 

As it draws closer to Black Saturday, check back with High Country Press for a full game preview of ASU vs. Furman. 

For more on ASU football or any ASU sports, check out goasu.com.

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