YOUTH COSTUME PARTY- @ The Cellar- 8pm-11pm, $5.00
1pm Trick or Treating Downtown
2pm Children’s Costume Contest at the Bolling Wilson Hotel- PRE-REGISTER AT THE HOTEL
3:15pm Zombie Parade on Main Street
4pm Zombie Run on Main Street, Register to be at 2:30 in Wither’s Park
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 2:30 PM IN WITHER’S PARK
8pm Zombie Bash Costume Party at The Cellar- 21 and Older
Hurry downtown in your best Halloween costume and enter the Bolling Wilson Hotel children costume contest and trick or treating with downtown merchants then stay for the main event, the Zombie Run. Runners dressed in Halloween costumes will run through a quarantine area in Downtown racing against zombies looking for “fast food.” After the race zombies and runners will come together for an Apocalypse adult costume after party.
Registration/check in for both runners and zombies begins at 2:30 in Withers Park (Corner Monroe and 4th Street). Registration tables will be in front of the grandstand seating.
Once registered, Runners and Zombies will be encouraged to walk to the corner of Main Street and Tazewell Street for the “Thriller” Flash Mob at 3:15.
Zombies will take their places along Main Street (between 4th Street and 1st Street is the Zombie Zone) immediately following the Flash Mob.
Runners will return to Withers Field to the Starting Line for a 4pm start.
From the starting line, make one lap around Withers Field. You may participate in the obstacles SAFELY or you may choose to avoid them. Exit Withers Field and cross the parking lot along the Heritage Walk route.
Cross Monroe Street at the cross walk and proceed toward Main Street through the alley, along the Heritage Walk.
At Main Street, take a right turn and head West. STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STREET AND OFF THE SIDEWALK.
Proceed to 10th Street and cross over to the opposite side of the street, turning around and heading back East on Main Street. Continue on Main Street all the way to its intersection with 3rd Street.
At the intersection of Main and 3rd Street, cross over to the opposite side of the street and return West on Main Street to the intersection of Main Street and Tazewell Street. Turn right onto Tazewell Street and the finish line will be straight ahead.
*** Any runner finishing with flags will have his/her name entered in a drawing to win prizes. The more flags you have at finish, the more times your name goes into the drawing.
Once all runners have completed the course, zombies and runners should gather at the corner of Main Street and Tazewell Street for costume judging and awards.
Registration the day of the event is $30 and a T-shirt is not guaranteed. Zombie registration is Free.
Runners will have a limited number of flags that prevent them from being infected by the un-dead plague and must avoid the lurching zombies’ attempts to take all your flags. The route through Downtown is beset by zombie hoards and lone zombies roaming in search of brains. Each runner will be entered in a prize drawing; any flags a runner has left at the finish line can be turned in for additional entries. All proceeds support the Downtown Wytheville, Inc.
ZOMBIE PARADE: This year there will be a Zombie Parade starting at 3:15 pm in the intersection of Main St. and 5th St. Zombies will march to the Bolling Wilson Hotel where they will join spectators in a “Thriller” Flash Mob dance (check out YouTube for instructional videos). After the parade, Zombies will be guided to their location on the run route. Zombies must go to their assigned locations to participate in the run.
DAY OF THE RUN: Day of the event registration is available, but we cannot guarantee a t-shirt or flag belt. Sign in for runners and zombies begins at 2:30 pm. Runners and Zombie registration will be in Wither’s Park located on Monroe Street.
Both runners and Zombies need to pick up shirts, belts and packets from 4:30 pm-7 pm on Friday, October 20th at the Cellar, located behind the Farmer’s Market on Spring Street.
The run starts at 4:00 p.m. at Wither’s Park on Saturday.
The run/walk/obstacle course is a potentially hazardous activity and you could be seriously injured.
Runners will have flags attached to their clothing and “Zombie participants” may try to remove them (similar to “flag football”). No physical contact between zombies and runners is allowed except when a zombie is trying to take a runners flag.
The following activities are prohibited and can result in my immediate expulsion from the event:
Violations of these rules are determined by race personnel and their decision to withdraw a participant is final. No refunds are issued under these circumstances.
Zombies– Please arrive at Wither’s Park by 2:30 pm for instructions. Please come dressed and ready in Zombie gear.
Zombie Rules are as follows: