Western Virginia Regional Jail, in cooperation with Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, with media support from Fox 21/27 and The CW5, present “Roanoke Zombie 5k” at Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park. The Race begins at 10 AM and is a fund-raiser for Special Olympics Virginia and all net proceeds will go directly to them! Special Olympics Virginia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in an Olympic setting for individuals with disabilities in 14 different sports arenas. More importantly, Special Olympics is about people. It is helping create a world of respect, inclusion and unity.
Zombie Run is a 5K obstacle fun run for the end of times. But you’re not just running against the clock you are running from flesh-eating, virus-spreading, bloody zombies. Participants will use speed, agility, and their intact brains to overcome obstacles and avoid flesh-eating Zombies. Before the race, you will be given a flag belt. These flags represent your health. The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains. If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win.
Throughout the 5K run, there will be a series of man-made and natural obstacles for you to complete. There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags. Use speed, strategy and your intact brains to make it to the FINISH LINE “alive” with at least ONE FLAG INTACT. If you finish with zero health flags, this means the zombies have successfully transformed you into the “undead”. There will be a start line, and a finish line, but what happens in between is up to you. Choose both your strategy and how you finish the race wisely or you might not make it to the end “alive”. If you “survive’ you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes.
On-line registration ends October 2 and day of registration is by cash only. For more details and information on how to register visit www.RoanokeZombie5k.com or call (540) 387-6078 ext. 0 or Rachel Wylie at (540) 378-3775.