Field of Screams Zombie Fun Run

Recap: The Zombie Fun Run

This past weekend proved that Field of Screams in Mountville PA really knows how to put the fun in a fundraiser. The first (and hopefully annual) Zombie Fun Run was a well attended 5K adventure run featuring obstacles, mud, water, zombies, and more, all set right in the middle of the Field of Screams haunted attraction.

The fun was not strictly reserved for runners though, those not up for the human atheletic challenge were also able to participate as zombies with professional zombie transformations provided by Field of Screams, or just attend as spectators. It was admittedly a bit cold due to the seasonal November weather, however my best estimate is that several hundred runners took the challenge, and a few even survived. All runners regardless of infection or survival status recieved a medal at the end, as well as a event t-shirt with free custom on site screen printing avaliable, a really clever way to give participants a survivor or infected shirt without having a surplus or deficit of one or another.

Best of all, the event benefitted the PA Breast Cancer Coalition with a portion of each runner registration being donated to the charity. In total $3,500 was raised by the undead, nearly dead, and not quite, but soon to be undead participants.PA Breast Cancer Coalition at Field of Screams Zombie Fun Run

Z.O.R.T.13 was on hand to ensure the zombies didn’t wander off or harass the spectators… too much.

ZORT 13 at Field of Screams Zombie Fun Run

As a special treat for spectators and participants before and after the run, the Field of Screams midway was in full operation, with the band Dive Bomb playing on stage, twisted carnival games, a photobooth, actors working the crowd, as well as a very well attended centrally located fire pit.

Dive Bomb at Field of Screams Zombie Fun Run

All in all this was a very fun and well run event, I wish I could have ran the course but my ankle is still on the mend from another 5K zombie mud run, with any luck I will have my turn in 2014. All accounts from runners I spoke with were overwhelmingly positive, as they were impressed by the course obstacles, how tenacious the zombies were, as well as the trademark over the top twist that Field of Screams put on the race.

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