Black Saturday 5K 2017

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: Clawson-Burnley Mayors Park, Boone Greenway Trail


Registration Link:  Online Registration

  • Registration and Packet Pickup
    • Saturday, September 23 at Clawson-Burnley Mayors Park
    • 7-7:45 a.m. 
  • Registration Fee
    • Early Registration (on or before Sept. 20)
      • Students:  $15
      • Community: $20
    • Late Registration (after Sept. 20)
      • Students:  $20
      • Public:  $25




 Proceeds of this event will go toward the Jim Avant Scholarship Fund.
This scholarship was created in recognition of the late Jim Avant's legacy, and is annually awarded to a senior in the Recreation Management department. This year, the Recreation Management Association is trying to raise $1,500.


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9th Annual Black Saturday 5K

Location: Clawson-Burnley Mayors Park PDF icon bs_5k_17_directions.pdf

Boone Greenway Trail
355 Hunting Hills Ln.
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

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 the park.

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 and end at Clawson-Burnley Park. The course is an out and back, flat terrain. 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 at the turn and 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, September 29, 2017.

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 2017 Sponsors

  • Unifarm Machinery Corporation
  • Vive
  • Boone Bike
  • Sawmills Hardware & Supplies
  • Josh and Katy Keller
  • Evan Staley
  • Christopher McKnight, '08
  • James and Mitzyn Pierce
  • Black Cat
  • Red Onion Café
  • Canyons
  • Regear Outdoors
  • Dos Amigos
  • Basil’s
  • Anna Banana’s
  • Harris Teeter