If you're getting tired of the same old 5K runs, there's a simple solution to spice things up: adding zombies to the mix. Hamlin Beach State Park (1 Camp Road) will be holding the Zombie 5K Run & Walk this Saturday, October 12.
Runners in the race will go about the usual business, but with the added twist of zombie runners trying to get them. Runners receive three Velcro life tags to begin the race, and the zombie runners will attempt to steal them throughout the race. Runners must maintain at least one of their life tags to be eligible for post-race prizes, and zombies must get as many life tags as they can to attempt to win prizes as well. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Race begins at 9 a.m. sharp, with registration running 7-8:45 a.m. Participation costs $18-$25. Visit pcr-timing.com/2013.html for more info, or call 967-4601.