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The Zombie Run In New Orleans To Benefit Both National and Local Charities

The Zombie Run in New Orleans

On Sunday, June 23, scenic City Park will be transformed into a “post-apocalyptic playground” for New Orleans‘ first The Zombie Run. Starting at 7 a.m., the 5k run/escape will feature, among other obstacles, a flipped tanker truck, face mask distributing military personnel, circling helicopters, and, of course, lots of brain-craving zombies.

A portion of event proceeds will benefit both Active Heroes, which supports military members and veterans through “financial support and community reintegration,” and Rebuilding Together, a local non-profit that is dedicated to improving New Orleanians’ quality of life through “home repair and revitalization.”

All race participants will receive an event t-shirt and water bottle, as well as admittance to the Quarantine Party, which will be held immediately after the run.

The Zombie Run in New Orleans

The Zombie Run (Photo Courtesy of: activeheroes.org)

To learn more about the New Orleans’ event, as well as typical suggestions and expectations for The Zombie Run, visit the organization’s website and FAQ page.

Will you survive a post-apocalyptic zombie attack? Lace up your shoes, plan an escape strategy, and get ready to run!

WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 7 a.m.

New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124


Individual: $50/participant
Team: $45/participant  (4 member minimum)
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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