Written by Tom Knighton
Zombies used to be considered a B-List horror monster. Those days are long since gone now that zombies are among the most popular villains in entertainment. Now, they’re about to invade Albany in the River Zombie 5K.
The race is to raise money for the Flint Riverquarium, but the question is, why zombies? “Actually, Zombie 5K’s have occurred in other communities and we were looking for something different than a standard 5K, because there are so many 5K’s already,” Said Vicki Churchman. “With Halloween around the corner, it felt like a good fit.”
The race is an untimed 5K obstacle race. Untimed? Then how do they figure out a winner? Churchman explains, “Humans (runners) will wear life flags that Zombies will try to pull off as they race. The point is to get out and active and have a great time!”
Being all about good, clean fun, the registration fee is $25. If participants want a chance of winning the prize, they must complete all obstacles. No weapons will be allowed. Participants should be in good physical shape. This is not an event for the casual participant.
Churchman explains how someone can take part, “Participants can register at www.flintriverquarium.com, after registering they will be directed to paypal for payment. There is also a downloadable form on the website if they wish to mail in a check. They can also always walk into the RiverQuarium and register in person.”
Participants will receive a shirt, a medal, and a spot in the race. Churchman says that’s not all they’ll get either. “Most of all they will have a darn good time!”
The race is October 27th.