I'm advisor to the Appalachian State University running club. This is a wonderful, energetic group of college students who embrace running as part of their academic commitment.
The club is hosting a 5K this Saturday, on the greenway and adjoining trails in Boone. It's fun to watch the event unfold. All profits from the event go to Slow Food High Country-Boone, part of a global organization which “works to advocate for farmers and artisans who grow, produce, market, prepare and serve wholesome food. The group seeks to raise public awareness, improve access and encourage the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainably grown,” according to slowfoodboone.wordpress.com.
Here's a report on the run from our university news source:
I'm taking my commuter bike with panniers to the event and will be the roaming problem solver. Let's give these young running enthusiasts a hand for their fine work!