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Zombie Run to invade Mt. Pleasant on Friday the 13th

Sep. 3, 2013 - CMU students and the Mt. Pleasant community are invited to run for their lives at the inaugural Zombie Run on September 13. The Zombie Run is a .8 mile fun run developed by the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Events Committee where participants can run or walk down Main Street from the Central Michigan University campus to Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

By using the popular zombie theme, the Zombie Run 2013 will create an atmosphere where volunteers take on the persona of people-hungry corpses. Racers must run to safety, while escaping an imaginatively harrowing barrage of apocalyptic undead. During the race, volunteers concealed as zombies will attempt to steal the racers’ health flags. The racers’ goal is to have one or more flags remaining at the end of the race.

This untimed race will start on the corner of Bellows and Main at 6 p.m. Racers are asked to arrive at 5 p.m. to receive racer bibs and belts. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 4:30 p.m. The race will end downtown at the corner of Main and Broadway where racers, volunteers, ¬†and members of the community can compete in a food eating contest and enjoy a specialty “zombie hot dog,” courtesy of Dog Central.

Members of the community are invited to register as racers or volunteer as zombies at The first 100 racers to register will receive a free t-shirt. Racers and volunteers should wear their own costumes and Art Reach of Mid Michigan will be on-site to assist with make-up. Anyone interested in helping with registration, road closures or other areas can call Angel Swaynie at 989-779-5349 or email her. Additionally, Main Street will be closed from Bellows to Broadway from 5:45 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. Alternate driving routes of University and Washington are suggested while the race is taking place.

Proceeds from the race, along with donations, will benefit the Child and Family Enrichment program, whose core purpose is to support the healthy development of children and families. Learn more about this organization at.