Zombie Run returning to raise funds for youth recreation

Fun, physical, and ghoulishly entertaining all at the same time, this year’s Zombie Run, sponsored by Best Body Fitness

Fun, physical, and ghoulishly entertaining all at the same time, this year’s Zombie Run, sponsored by Best Body Fitness, promises to “an absolute blast,” according to event director Scott McDermott.

The Oct. 18 event will see runners take to a three-kilometre obstacle course, where they’ll face not only a variety of challenging obstructions, but also a swarm of ‘zombies’ trying to hinder their progress.

The event is now in its third year, and is held annually as a fundraiser for local high school sports teams. This year’s proceeds will go to five different groups — a local ringette team and a Scouting group among them.

“We always have teachers that are always going to volleyball tournaments and basketball tournaments and the kids all have to pay for it now,” said McDermott. “It’s not like the old days.”

More than $5,000 has been raised since the event began, and McDermott is hoping for a solid turnout again this year to help increase that number even further.

In doing so, he’s trying to garner as many participants and volunteers as possible for the event, which he says is more fun than challenging.

“The obstacles are more fun than hard, and if you don’t want to do one, you just go around it,” he said.

Obstacles, he added, could require participants to do something as simple as jumping over hay bales, or to take part in more challenging tasks such as crossing a wobbly bridge over water.

An after party at Chef’s could feature further fundraising entertainment, although details of that had yet to be confirmed by press time.

The run will take place on Oct. 18 at Top O’ The Hill Golf Course beginning at noon.

Information on registering for the event as either a ‘zombie,’ a runner or a volunteer is available online at www.sylvanzombierun.com. More information is also available by contacting McDermott at info@bestbodyfitness.com.


Just Posted

Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstorm captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

Sylvan Lake fiddler says performing at Canada Games an amazing experience

Brianna Lizotte performed with three drummers during a segment of the Opening Ceremonies

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake Atom C Lakers end season on low note

The Lakers played their final home game of the season, Feb. 16.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Ponoka host to Bayer Crop Science seed innovations trade show

The company held a trade show with seed crop science industry partners at the ag event centre

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dies at 77

Tork, Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Michael Nesmith formed the made-for-television rock band

Lacombe welcomes ‘Napalm Girl’ to discuss journey from hatred to forgiveness

Latest Herr Lecture to feature Kim Phuc Phan Thi at LMC

Millennial men least likely to have a family doctor: Statistics Canada

Report found more women have primary care physicians, compared with men

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Boxers claim two silver medals for Alberta in wild night

Cole Brander of Edmonton fought for the gold medal against Avery Martin-Duval of Quebec

Most Read