Zombies on the rampage for charity

October 11, 2013 by  

The zombie craze appears to have spread all over America and has even infiltrated its way into athletics. To add a little bit of Halloween flare to their event, the student athletes of the Cicero-North Syracuse, New York area are hosting a 5K run with a zombie theme later this month.

The event is called the Hallowrun for Hunger and will take place on a wooded course of the Oneida Shores Park.

The organizers of the event are two 15-year-old sophomores named Elizabeth Westfall and Megan Cuculich. The pair have been organizing Halloween events to raise food for the hungry since 2011 and, this year, they are attempting their first 5K run event, something that appeals to them since they are both runners.

Organizers like Westfall and Cuculich often turn to printing companies to help promote events of this nature. Flyers and promotional posters are cost-effective ways to advertise, and they can be distributed in Syracuse, or nearby towns like Liverpool.

The run is on October 20 but all participants must sign up by the day before. There is a $25 entrance fee, but all of the proceeds will be going to the Food Bank of Central New York.

The run will start at 10:00 am with a non-undead run meant mostly for kids. The zombie race begins at 11:00 am and will feature runners being chased down the 5K course by shambling monsters. There will be prizes for the top three finishers of the race as well, as the best costumed participants.