Rise of the Zombies


Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Van Wert, OH

About This Activity

Calling all zombies!! The 1st Annual Rise of the Zombies 5K and 1/2 mile Family Fun Run will be hosted by the Van Wert County Hospital Employee Wellness Committee on Saturday October 18th, 2014. Join us for a fun-filled evening including a 1/2 mile Family Fun Run along the reservoir and through the Heistand Woods or the competitive 5K around the reservoir and through the Heistand Woods...all while running with and being chased by ZOMBIES!! Many great sponsors for this event include: Van Wert County Hospital, Vancrest Healthcare Centers, Therapy Solutions, The Dannon Company, Inc, US Foods, Inc, and Piazza Produce.

Awards for the 5K will include the top two males and females in the following age brackets: 19 and below, 20-35, 36-50, 50 and above. All Family Fun Run participants will receive a participant medal and a small goodie bag of candy!!

In keeping with the Halloween theme, costumes are not only optional, but are welcomed and encouraged!! All proceeds for this event will be given to the local DARE organization to help support their anti-bullying initiative, Project Rachel.

Event details and schedule

Event Date: Saturday Oct. 18, 2014

Event Time: Kids/Family Fun Run starting at 5:30; Competitive 5K starting at 6:00

         Registration/Sign-in beginning at 5:00

Parking: Free - located in east employee parking lot at the hospital or the Heistand woods parking lot

What to Wear: Attire appropriate for weather; Costumes are optional and encouraged!!

Post race snacks include: Water, yogurt, trail mix, pistachios, and fruit. Water stations will be provided during the 5K at the 1 mile and 2 mile markers.

Potential weather cancelation includes weather that endangers participants' safety i.e. - Lightning, tornado, flooding. In lieu of cancelation, event will be held on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

No refunds will be given in the event that the race is canceled due to inclimate weather. No refund for cancelation.

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