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Get Your Zombie On with Audubon YMCA

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Come one zombie, come all to the second annual Zombie Run and Walk 5K with the Audubon YMCA. Credits: Daniel Hollister
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From “The Walking Dead” on AMC, to the countless blockbuster movies like “Warm Bodies” or “Zombieland,” most Lower Providence Township residents know that zombies are all the rage in pop culture right now.

Those at the Audubon YMCA are no different. They too wanted to get into the “undead” fun. The local organization will soon host its second annual Zombie Run and Walk.

“Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, and stay active with your family and friends,” said Beth Ann Mazza, marketing coordinator for the Audubon branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley chain of YMCA locations.

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Those that attend are invited to dress in full zombie gear. For any that might rather don a princess dress than a gory mask, that’s OK too.

“Whether you run or walk, come dressed as your favorite zombie or in your favorite costume,” said Mazza.

No matter how you come, the YMCA’s local branch hopes you will attend. Pre-registration can be done online by visiting the run’s website here. Alternatively, you may drop off an entry form to the Audubon Y, located at 2460 Boulevard of the Generals, in West Norriton.

The day is designed to include all ages.

“There will be a make-up artist on site to enhance your costuming and zombie experience,” said Mazza. “There is a trick-or-treat trail for the children.”

The cost for participation is $35 per family, or $20 for a single adult. A child’s single ticket, for those ages 5 to 18, is $10, while those age 4 and under are free.

Open to the public, the 5K family fun event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The creepy crawly event will be held at the Lower Perkiomen Park, located at 101 New Mill Road in Oaks. Check-in will begin at Pavilion One.

For more information on the event, call the Audubon YMCA at 610-539-0900.

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