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Special Olympics New York's 4th Annual 5k Zombie Run & Fall Family Festival to Take Place on October 22

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  07. September 2016

Massapequa, NY - September 2, 2016 - On Saturday, October 22, 2016, get ready to run again for your life to escape the zombie apocalypse at the Massapequa PAL Field in Massapequa to benefit Special Olympics New York! The rUNDEAD is a 5k run, in which runners start off with a flag belt and three flags representing their lifelines. Zombies will be stationed throughout the course attempting to take these one at a time. Once a runner loses all three flags, they are “dead” and the zombies have won. While the runner can still finish the race, they will not be eligible for awards or prizes.


Photo: Long Island Chapter of the Special Olympics.

Runners can register in two different ways – the competitive “Fast Food” group or the non-competitive “All You Can Eat” group. Those who do not wish to run have the option of registering to become a zombie! Each zombie will be transformed in our “Mob Tent” the morning of the event. Zombies have the option of registering as a “Hunter” who can chase runners for a short distance or a “Crawler” who can stumble, walk or shuffle after their prey to try and steal their flags. Runners and zombies can register as individuals or as teams at here or sign up that day. Each runner and zombie will receive access to the course, race day festivities and an official rUNDEAD race day t-shirt.

Race day registration will begin at 8:30am, with the waves of the race starting at 10:30am.

This event is sponsored by Grillo & Associates of Massapequa! For more information, please contact Rebecca Strickland at (631) 254-1465 ext. 4203, email or visit: Rundeadlongisland.com.


Photo: Long Island Chapter of the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world. With 67,162 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest chapter in the world. Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports - at no cost the athlete, their families or caregivers.

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