We’re shaking up the traditional 5K with everyone’s favorite ghouls – zombies! Online registration is now open for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley’s inaugural Zombie 5K, “Run of the Living Dead.” The 5K run/walk is taking place Saturday, Oct. 26, in Lewisburg. The event will raise funds and awareness for the local United Way.
Online registration is available at www.TriStateRacer.com/RunUnited. Forms may also be downloaded and returned with payment to United Way, P.O. Box 572, Lewisburg, WV 24901. The 5K entry fees is $20 now through Oct. 24 or $25 day of race. Each pre-registered participant will receive a tee shirt. Top finishers will receive an award. The family-friendly event will include activities for children and guest vendors on site. It’s going to be a spooktacular event for all! Costumes are encouraged.
Runners, the object of the race is to finish with flags intact and as fast as possible; flags will be provided. There will be zombies all along the course, so you’ll have to keep an eye out. Once all of your flags are gone, you are considered “infected,” but this by no means diminishes your ability to finish and win the timed portion of the race.
Zombies, fast or slow, we need you! The object of the zombie chase is to capture flags. Please, make sure your costume and make up stays on YOU! We do not want spraying blood or body parts falling off and endangering the runners. And PLEASE, no grabbing, biting, tripping or anything else that could endanger the runners or zombies!
To become a volunteer or a sponsor, contact Cindy Lavender-Bowe at 304-647-6783 or . For updates, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/UnitedWayGreenbrier.
United Way of the Greenbrier Valley is working to “advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health.” These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.
We invite you to be a part of this initiative. We invite you to “Live United.” By working together, we believe we can inspire hope, create opportunities, and change lives within our local communities. This is what it means to “Live United.”