Black Saturday 5K 2016

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00am
Location: Appalachian State University Holmes Convocation Center


Online Registration

  • Registration and Packet Pickup
    • Saturday, October 1 at Holmes Convocation Center
    • 7-7:45 a.m.
  • Registration Fee
    • Early Registration (on or before Sept. 28)
      • Students, Seniors, and Military:  $15
      • Community $20
    • Late Registration (after Sept. 28)
      • $25 for everyone


 5K Course Video


 Dr. Wayne Williams

  • Joined the Recreation Management faculty at Appalachian State University in 1987.
  • Published over fifty professional research studies.
  • Project Director for five Federal Government Research Projects
  • Led travel courses to Alaska, Eastern Europe, Washington D.C., and New York.
  • Recreation Management Program Director
  • Served as an exemplary teacher, scholar, and service provider.
  • Outstanding Professor!!!

Proceeds of this event will go toward the Dr. Wayne Williams Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship was created in recognition of Dr. Wayne Williams' legacy, and is annually awarded to a senior in the Recreation Managemnet department. This year, the Recreation Management Association is trying to raise $1,500.

8th Annual Black Saturday 5K


Appalachian State University

Holmes Convocation Center

111 Rivers St.

Boone, NC 28607

Day of Event Schedule

  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am: Registration/Packet Pick Up
  • 7:45 - 7:55 am: Announcements/Group Photo
  • 8:00 am: 5K Starts
  • 8:45 am: Awards Ceremonies
  • 9:00 am: Door Prize Drawing
  • 9:15 am: Closing Announcements
  • 9:30 am: Departure
  • Registration

The Black Saturday 5K is a non-refundable event. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

EACH participant must fully complete (name, address, email, emergency contact, t-shirt size, etc.), and the waiver MUST be signed.

Participants under the age of 18 MUST have his/her parent or guardian sign the registration waiver.

Bib numbers: Bib numbers MUST be visible at all times in order for event staff to recognize you as a participant. You must have your race number on the front, outer layer, of your shirt/sweatshirt when running/walking across the finish line.

Strollers: Participants are allowed to run with strollers, however, these participants are asked to start at the back of the starting line, at the start of the event.

Headphones: Participants are allowed to participate with headphones; however, we ask that you only wear one headphone so that you are better able to hear the course volunteers' instructions.

Pets: Participants may run/walk with their dog, however, the pet MUST be on a leash at ALL times.

Parking is available at Holmes Convocation Center.

Refreshments will be available after you've completed your 5K.

Door Prizes
Each participant is eligible to win a door prize from a local business. MUST be present to win!

T-shirts are 100% cotton and are on a first come, first served basis. Sizes are not guaranteed.

The Black Saturday 5K course will start at ASU Campus - Holmes Convocation Center and end in Durham Park. This course is strenuous with areas of uneven pavement and terrain, while totaling over 200 feet in elevation. Participants are asked to remain on the designated course throughout the duration of their run/walk. Volunteers will be on the course to safely and effectively direct them to the finish line.

There will be a water station about mid-point of the 5K course.

The Black Saturday 5K event is hand timed. All results will be posted to the Black Saturday 5K web page and emailed to all participants by Friday, October 7, 2016.

By signing the waiver, on the registration form, you agree to have your photo taken throughout the 5K event. These photos will only be used for future promotional purposes.

Inclement Weather
Rain or shine, the Black Saturday 5K will take place. If dangerous weather conditions, disaster, or act of God preclude the event, registration fees will not be refunded. Each entrant will be able to pick up his/her T-shirt at Appalachian State University, Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff, 12 Varsity Gym.

In the event there is a possibility the 5K may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions, participants are asked to refer to the Black Saturday 5K web page or call 828-262-6314 for updates.


Black Saturday 5K 2016 Sponsors

  • Friendship Honda
  • M Prints
  • Unifarm Machinery Corporation
  • Vive
  • Boone Bike
  • Josh and Katy Keller
  • Evan Staley
  • Black Cat
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Appalachian Mountain Leadership
  • High Country Souvenirs
  • Advanced Auto Parts
  • The Local
  • Applebee’s
  • Café Portofino
  • Anna Banana’s
  • Sawmills Hardware & Supplies
  • Joe Lally with Macee
  • Cornbread Tactical
  • Highway Robbery Gifts
  • Mountianeer Mania
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Basil’s