By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – A United Way fundraiser came to life as zombies chased dozens of participants through haunted terrain at McMaze.
The first annual Zombie 5K Run had fundraisers being chased through trails, a haunted bus and house, corn fields and plenty other spooky places loaded with fake dead bodies.
Team Zombilicious was ready to face the walking dead.
“It was scary because we didn’t know what to expect and it being some of our first times doing a 5k run,” said Team Z member Lindsay Wells.
Her team raised $600 at the price of a few scares and grey hairs. Jumping in mud pits. Climbing hay bales onto tractor trailers. It was all part of the experience.
“It was great. We all loved it. The obstacles were challenging,” said Wells. “We were feeling the adrenalin. The zombies did scare us at some of the spots.”
Running solo or in teams of five, upwards of 100 people joined in the charitable effort with a devilish twist to pledge funds for the United Way S,D&G chapter.
Kim Lauzon, acting executive director for the local United Way told Seaway News that she hopes that the Zombie Run catches on and becomes one of the United Way’s signature events.
The event, in partnership with McMaze (17049 Willy Alan Rd., St Andrew’s West), had many dedicated volunteers who played dead, provided make-up and did costumes at the fundraiser. Lola’s Pub & Grub also played a big part in the event.
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