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Zombies coming to Hector
Zombies coming to Hector

HECTOR, Ark. (CASA) – CASA of the 5th Judicial District will host its second annual 5k obstacle course Saturday September 13th at 9 a.m. in Hector. The event will feature live music, food and some motivation to run….. zombies! There will be obstacles throughout the course sponsored by Lee’s Trash, Dardanelle Tire, CSI, Appleton Salvage, and more.

“It is a day with a little something for everyone with the added benefit of helping kids in foster care. If you are not a runner you can sign up as a zombie and try to take the runners “life flags” all while enjoying great food and music from Some Guy Named Robb and entertainment from Michael Doc Davis and Sharpe Dunaway,” said Genney Baker, CASA Director

Participants ages 14 and up can sign up online at www.arkansaszombiechallenge.com       

as either a zombie for $15 or as a runner for $35, if you register by August 26th you will be guaranteed an event shirt. Those wishing to volunteer can also sign up on the website for free and must be 18 and up. Runners will receive “life flags” that Velcro to a belt worn around the waist. Zombies will be positioned all over the course in several “infected zones” and will attempt to take the runners life flags. A runner must finish the course with at least one “life flag” to finish in top standings and gain any awards.

Trophies and awards will be given to runners with top finishes, to zombies for most creative costume/makeup and runners will be able to vote for the most challenging, thematic obstacle with award going to the Obstacle sponsor.

The Arkansas Zombie Challenge is the main fund-raising event to support CASA of Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties.

CASA of the 5th Judicial District was organized in 2000 through an initiation of Judge Ken Coker, 5th Judicial District and Tech Professor Marti Wilkerson. CASA volunteers advocate for the children throughout the court process. CASA’s goal is to have every child in state custody within our district assigned a CASA volunteer advocate.

(Source: CASA)