Special Olympics New York’s 2nd Annual 5k Zombie Run to take place on November 8th!

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  30. September 2014

Massapequa, NY - September 30, 2014 - On Saturday, November 8, 2014, get ready to run again for your life to escape the zombie apocalypse at Brady Park in Massapequa Park 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.  

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 www.therundead.org/longisland 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.

Sponsors include Z100, Sports Authority, Nestle Nesquik, New York Institute of Beauty, Alcone Company, AMP Training Center and LongIsland.com.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Cantone at (631) 254-1465 ext. 204 or jcantone@nyso.org.

Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.  With 64,659 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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