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October 21, 2013

Undead to overrun France Park for students

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"It sounds pretty cool," he said. "I can't wait to see it."

It's a marathon, not a sprint — at least for most of it. Zombies will be instructed to do their best to steal each runner's two "lives," or white flags runners will have strapped to themselves. The zombie with the most stolen flags will win a prize, Fisher said, as would the best-looking zombie.

Prizes will also be awarded in different categories for the runners, he added.

Beach expected some spectators for the 5K, as well.

"Even if people aren't racers, I think it'll be a great event for people to come out to," he said, "even more so than the triathlons and trail runs. I think it'll be one of the better spectator events out at the park."

Local businesses have welcomed the chance to support the zombie run, said Fisher, and its goal of establishing a scholarship fund for Cass County high schoolers.

"We have quite a few gift cards we've received," Fisher said.

Sponsorships for the run have also gone well, he added. "That helped us out a lot."

Eventually, the Loganland Leadership Academy graduates intend to raise about $12,000 to fund a $500 annual scholarship open to seniors in one of the four Cass County high schools — Logansport, Southeastern, Pioneer and Caston.

Fisher doesn't expect to raise all of that this year, but the group is already interested in bringing the cardio-heavy zombie event back next year.

The zombie run starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with registration and zombie face-painting beginning at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, visit the event's Facebook page or call Brya Danely at 574-702-1999, Jacob Fisher at 765-409-4565, or Brooke Stotler at 574-601-6814.

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