First Annual Zombie Run a Success
The Townsend Inaugural Zombie Run was a success by any measure. Over 80 people participated in the family-oriented run/game event.
On Sunday Oct 29 the participants, volunteers and organizers of the event met at the Fishtale Tavern for registration/check-in. Many people enjoyed special zombie drinks, for both the adults and kids, and lunch during registration period. Laura Obert was on hand to do free face painting for anyone that wanted to be made up as a zombie.
At 2:00 pm the 3K Zombie Run/Walk/Crawl started at the Townsend High School Football field. The “living runners” were given 4 flags (like flag football) and a 2 minute head start over the Zombies. The Zombies then chased the “living runners” over the 3K course trying to capture their flags. When all 4 flags were captured a living runner was out of the competition – unless they purchased more flags from referees along the route. There were also Zombies hidden along the route to jump out and chase the living runners.
After the race all of the participants, volunteers and organizers met at The Betsy for a party. Awards were given for the fastest adult time, fastest child time, most flags captured by a zombie and the best zombie costume. A photo booth was available for participants to get their pictures taken.
The after-party featured snacks of chips and peanuts, followed by pizzas that were donated by The Betsy Kitchen and cupcakes donated by the Mountie Moose Bakery.
Missouri Valley Marketing would like to thank all of the volunteers that came out to help with registration, makeup, referees and hidden zombies – too many volunteers to list.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors that helped make this family friendly event possible – see our Thank-you ad in this issue of the Broadwater Reporter.
Bobbi Meehan and the Broadwater Reporter deserve a shout-out for all they did. Bobbi ran “zombie” teasers in the Reporter for over 8 weeks, as well as articles and our special CZC Alert.
Be forewarned: while the Zombie invasion that occurred this weekend is now past, it is a recurring problem. Start preparing for another invasion next fall!
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