Zombie Run just won’t die

Published 10:08 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Participants in last year's inaugural Zombie Run at Lone Star Lakes Park set off on the course. This year's event is set for Oct. 20.

Participants in last year’s inaugural Zombie Run at Lone Star Lakes Park set off on the course. This year’s event is set for Oct. 20.

The second Zombie Run is returning to Lone Star Lakes Park after last year’s inaugural event.

Race director Bevon Moore is encouraging locals to sign up to “run for it” on Oct. 20 and help local families and nonprofits in need.

This year’s proceeds will go to two families with children with multiple disabilities, as well as to the Suffolk Humane Society.


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“We’re raising money for them, because we want the money to go to families that actually need it in our community, rather than give it to a big corporate company,” Moore said. “We want to help families with the struggles they’ve got to go through.”

The 5K run will take place beginning at 2 p.m. Zombie makeup will be applied by Rudy and Kelly’s Salon beginning that morning.

“This year we actually have a lot of zombies, more than last year,” Moore said. “We’re really trying to make it into a better event. We’re all trying to promote health and wellness in the community, and the money goes directly to helping families and helping animals.”

Registration for the event, which costs $45, ends Oct. 13, with no race-day registration permitted. Costumes are welcome on the course, and a costume contest will also be awarded.

Sponsors for the event include Global Real Estate Investment, GNT, Onelife Fitness, Pepsi, The Vitamin Shoppe and Tropical Smoothie Café.

For more information on the event or on the families benefiting from the run, visit www.zombierunva.com or www.facebook.com/ZombieRunVA.