Black Saturday 5K 2018


Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: Beaver College of Health Sciences, Leon Levine Hall


  • Registration and Packet Pickup
    • Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Beaver College of Health Sciences, Leon Levine Hall.
    • 8-8:45 a.m. 
  • Registration Fee
    • Early Registration (on or before Nov. 14)
      • Students:  $15
      • Community: $20
    • Late Registration (after Nov. 14)
      • Students:  $25
      • Public:  $25
Registration Link:  Online Registration





Proceeds of this event will go toward the Dr. James Avant Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship was created in recognition of the late Dr. James 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 $1,200.



A former Recreation Management and Physical Education professor, Dr. Avant was incredibly successful in building the recreation management program and facilitating recreation on campus for all. Before he became known as “Dr. Fun!’” a dynamic professor, who motivated and mentored hundreds of students and colleagues, Dr. Avant served as Appalachian State University’s Intramural Director and played a critical role in establishing the first campus recreation facility in the state of North Carolina ~ Quinn Recreation Center.

Having served over thirty years at Appalachian State University, spearheading growth on campus through recreation, physical education and mentorship, it seems only fitting this year’s Recreation Management Black Saturday 5K proceeds go towards the Dr. Jim Avant Endowment Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a deserving Recreation Management senior, in the Spring of 2019.

10th Annual Black Saturday 5K


Beaver College of Health Sciences

Leon Levine Hall

1179 State Farm Rd.

Boone, NC 28608

Day of Event Schedule
8:00 am - 8:45 am: Registration/Packet Pick Up
8:45 - 8:55 am: Announcements/Group Photo
9:00 am: 5K Starts
9:45 am: Awards Ceremonies
10:00 am: Door Prize Drawing
10:15 am: Closing Announcements
10:30 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 registration (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 Leon Levine Hall.

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. You 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 Leon Levine Hall. 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, November 23, 2018.

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.


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