The Coffee Buzz 5K

Registration for the 9th Annual Coffee Buzz 5K

Date: At your leisure between April 4 and April 18, 2021

Location: Anywhere in the world you are located

How much?: 

  • Please make a donation HERE of at least $10, or any amount you can contribute

How will the 5K work this year?: 

Due to the current global situation, INTAPP has altered the Coffee Buzz 5K.  Instead of running the race together in Boone on one date, we are asking all participants to run at least 5 kilometers on their own between April 4th and April 18th in remembrance of Landon Hill and in support of future Mountaineers studying abroad.   To get started, please donate a minimum of $10 to the Landon Hill Memorial Scholarship. Click the "give" button, enter the $ amount in the Landon Hill scholarship fund box, and fill out the rest of the information! Once, that is completed, email Annie Manges an image of your receipt. You will then receive a customized printable running bib and can run the 5K on your own wherever in the world you are located.  Be sure to take photos of yourself running or with your bib to be featured on the International Appalachian Facebook Event Page. We ask that you simply tag International Appalachian in any and all photos you post regarding the 5k and spread the news! 

Although we are disappointed that we cannot run together with all of you this year, we are excited to continue supporting the Landon Hill Memorial Scholarship in a new way and we are also excited that all our friends around the world can participate.  Thank you for your support!

Why the "Coffee Buzz" 5k?

INTAPP works hard to promote mutual respect for different cultures and to engage all students and community members in friendship and learning. The scholarship fund toward which our proceeds, minus expenses, will go is in memory of one of our most dedicated members, Landon Hill, who passed away after contracting bacterial meningitis while studying abroad in Spain in the fall of 2011. This year, CoffeeBuzz 5k is a little more memorable to all of us at INTAPP. It is our 9th CoffeeBuzz and the 10th anniversary of Landon's passing, and we are committed to upholding his legacy. Landon is a symbol of what our INTAPP members strive to be; while at Appalachian he was a leader in improving our organization and encouraged us all to hold ourselves accountable to reach our goals. He consistently reached out to the international students in meaningful ways—a fact made clear by the sheer number of Appalachian's former international students he was able to visit at their home universities while he was abroad. Along with his passion for enhancing his intercultural perspective, Landon was a runner who was crazy about coffee. We thought there could be no better way to raise money for his scholarship than a 5K run and some coffee.