Zombies versus runners April 13 in Potsdam, to benefit Special Olympics
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:30 am

POTSDAM -- Participants will run for their lives April 13 to escape the zombie apocalypse at Clarkson University, and to benefit Special Olympics New York.

The rUNDEAD is a 5k run through Clarkson’s campus in which runners will start off with a flag belt and three flags representing their lifelines. “Zombies” will be stationed throughout the course attempting to take the flags one at a time. Once a runner loses all three flags, they are “dead” and the zombies have won. While those runners can still finish the race, they will not be eligible for awards or prizes. Or you can register to be a zombie.

People may register online as an individual or a team in advance for $25 per person or sign up that day for $30. Each runner will receive d an official rUNDEAD race day t-shirt.

Registration and more info is at www.therundead.org/NorthCountry.

Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. at Chel Arena, with the waves of the race starting at 10:30.

Businesses can become sponsors and there are opportunities for people to be involved in this new event. Contact Brian McDonald at (518)388-0790 ext. 108 or bmcdonald@nyso.org.