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Sixth Annual Black Saturday 5K Held Nov. 8 at ASU

Oct. 24, 2014. Come out to support Appalachian State’s Recreation Management program by running or walking in the sixth annual Black Saturday 5K. Enjoy a great morning of exercise, door prizes and refreshments, all while helping a great cause. All of the proceeds from the race go towards the Dr. Wayne Williams Scholarship Fund.

imgresThe race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Holmes Convocation Center. Parking will be available behind the Holmes Convocation Center. To register for the race, visit www.raceroster.com. Early registration is $15 for students and $20 for non-students. The cut-off date for early registration is Nov. 5. The first 75 participants will receive a free race t-shirt.

Later in the afternoon, the Appalachian State Mountaineer football team takes on Louisiana-Monroe for the Black Saturday game. Come out to tailgate and support the Mountaineers football program after the race.

All the proceeds from the Black Saturday 5K go to funding the Dr. Wayne Williams Scholarship Fund. The scholarship provides financial support to a Recreation Management senior. The mission of the Recreation Management program at Appalachian is to prepare high-quality professionals with the capacity and desire to improve the lives of those with whom they live, work and play.

For more information on the Recreation Management program, go to www.rmpe.appstate.edu.

Recreation management students are helping to organize and implement the race as a hands-on learning experience. Zack Morgan, who helped organize the event last year, said, “The Black Saturday 5K last year was fun and exhilarating event that energized all of the participants before the game! I definitely intend to be a part of this race in the future for the great cause and the amount of fun I had last year.”

Help support our students to become professionals in the recreation field while experiencing a fun and engaging Saturday morning. For more information, visit 5k.appstate.edu.