Sunday, December 2, 2012
Photos: Shambling undead spook joggers at DFW Zombie Run in Fort Worth
There was even a 2-year-old zombie.
FORT WORTH Volunteers covered in fake blood and scabs hid behind bushes in the trails of Gateway Park in Fort Worth Saturday morning, ready to scare the bejeezus out of runners carefully guarding their flags at the DFW Zombie Run.
Runners started with four flags, and by the end of the race, if they had flags remaining, they were considered "alive" and eligible for prizes, like a TV or Kindle Fire. Runners who still had flags were subjected to scares and taunts from the zombies lurking around the park until they reached the finish line.
Organizers expected about 100 people, but 400 registered, said organizer Clarissa Lott. A portion of proceeds will go toward Tarrant Area Food Bank and Austism Speaks.
"We're trying to scare some people and do some good at the same time," Lott said.