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zombie run 2013

EVENT: Run of the Living Dead-Zombie 5k Run/Walk: 1/2 Marathon and a Zombie 5k
WHERE: Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia
WHEN: October 26, 2013 at 9am

United Way of the Greenbrier Valley’s: “Run of the Living Dead-Zombie 5k Run/Walk”. Run United is shaking up the traditional 5k up with everyone’s favorite ghouls, ZOMBIES!

This is a family friendly event with children’s activities and vendors. It’s going to be a spooktacular event for all! Costumes are encouraged!

This event benefits United Way of Greenbrier Valley.

The Run United 1/2 Marathon is a 13.1-mile scenic course through Lewisburg’s Historic District and rolling hill countryside. Run United starts and ends in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia, named America’s Coolest Small Town. The course is run on paved roads.
Map of 1/2 marathon route:

“Run of the Living Dead”, Greenbrier Valley’s inaugural Zombie 5K, is sure to be a blast!
Disclaimer: You do not have to participate in the zombies chasing you, although that will make it more fun and add to the over all challenge of the run!

RUNNERS: You will be provided three flags attached, one on each hip and one on your back. They should be visible at all times. Don’t cheat yourself out of the fun! The object of the race for runners is to finish with their flags intact and as fast as possible. There will be zombies all along the course, so 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: *There is a need fast and slow zombies!
The object of the zombies is to capture as many flags from the runners as possible. NO picking flags up off of the ground. You will be disqualified. Weapons, real or fake are not permitted. 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. We will have runners who are not participating in the zombie portion of the event. Those runners will be clearly marked. Please be respectful.
And PLEASE, no grabbing, biting, tripping or anything else that could endanger the runners or zombies!

Entry Fees:
1/2 Marathon price increase dates:
Early Bird – $60 May 16th through August 15, 2013
$70 August 16th through October 24th
$85 day of race, October 26, 2013

Pre-Registration for all runners closes on October 24, 2013.

***NOTE: When registering as a Zombie, please select Zombie 5k. When registering as a runner, please select 5k.

5K price increase dates:
Racers: $20 May 16th through October 24th, 2013
$25 day of race, October 26, 2013

Zombies: $10 through October 20th. $15 Day of race.

Age Groups:
For half marathon:
Ten year span 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

For Zombie 5k:
12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Each half marathon participant will receive a performance tee and finishers medal. Top male and female in each age group also get a trophy.

Each 5k runner will receive a tee shirt and top finishers in each age group a medal.
Preregistered Zombies will receive a tee shirt.
Medal awarded for best make-up/costume.

More Information:
When registering as a Zombie, please select Zombie 5k.
When registering as a runner, please select 5k.

Contact Information:
Cindy Lavender-Bowe

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HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.