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Hundreds Set For Zombie Run

Thursday October 17 2013

Hundreds set for Zombie Run Barnsley Hundreds set for Zombie Run Barnsley

BRAVE souls taking part in Zombie Run Barnsley have been warned they will enter a terrifying post-apocalyptic world.

After signing up to the event, the runners were given instructions from 'HMRC Department of Pensions and Zombies' to meet at evacuation point Worsbrough Mill on October 19 - a class one secure military site.

It's here they will receive further details on evacuation from the zombie apocolypse.

'Corporal' Katie Cartwright, who is Barnsley Hospital Charity's fundraising manager, explains what they can expect.

"On arriving at the site, runners will be greeted by fully kitted-up military personnel," she said.

"Surrounded by emergency vehicles, from fire outfits to full army-rigged trucks and armoured vehicles, the runners will enter a fantasy world from the minute they step on site."

Known as the 'evacuees', the runners will be ushered by zombie squad personnel while SWAT teams keep an anxious eye out for any rogue zombies who may have found their way onto the secure site.

Once they have been called, the runners will take their places at the starting point where they will prepare to run for their lives.

"However, just as everything seems like it's under control, reports will come in of a breach of the defences," said Katie.

Before runners' eyes a battle between the zombie squad and the living dead will unfold. Amid the organised chaos, the 'evacuees' will be told to run.

Participants will be taken on a 5k route across rugged terrain, from river crosses to swamp trails to forest and farmland. On the way they will encounter a number of obstacles such as bridges, tunnels, a 'flesh' store, a zombie pit and a refugee camp.

Not only will they have the obstacles to face but the course will also be littered with the living dead!

All runners will have a utility belt attached with three lives on it. It will be the zombies' role to try and take the lives from them.

Katie, 32, says the aim of is not to get achieve a personal best time but to reach the other side - alive.

"At its heart Zombie Run Barnsley is a way for local people to support their local hospital," she said.

"We've been overwhelmed with the support we have had for this event, with more than 500 runners, more than 100 volunteer zombies and 50 event volunteers signed up already."

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Reply Posted by dedatoodd on Thursday October 17 2013 at 14:18
Damn! missed this being advertised, would have had a go!

Reply Posted by as well on Saturday October 19 2013 at 08:54
LOL, you must be the most uneducated person on WAB,before leaving utter crap,learn to spell 1st,please explain what the post you have left,got to do with foodbanks,MAN WITH THE CAPS LOCK,sadly can,t turn them off,

Reply Posted by me too on Saturday October 19 2013 at 10:24
LOL,me too are sick of your rubbish spelling and choice of words,you make Barnsley folk sound so dense,

Reply Posted by as well. on Saturday October 19 2013 at 12:41
LOL,hes back,cant even spell zombies..ZOOBIES,YOU ILLITERATE CAPS LOCK FOOL,

Reply Posted by as well on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:35
LOL go and look some more words up in the dictionary,because all your posts are something an adolescent would write..CAPS LOCK,

Reply Posted by Bean on Thursday October 17 2013 at 14:27
I'll be there !!!! DEAD excited ;) x

Reply Posted by Rich on Thursday October 17 2013 at 14:51

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Thursday October 17 2013 at 14:43
barnsley is full of real life zombies who dont need or have to dress up.you can see them everyday in barnsley,they walk around in a daze mumbling some secret language that only can understand.if you want to see the living dead then come to barnsley any day of the week and you wont be disapointed.

Reply Posted by shaggy on Friday October 18 2013 at 14:19
Hhahahah, a wa gunna se if the want zombies n that, wark darn wellington street on a setdi neet.

Reply Posted by teebs on Thursday October 17 2013 at 16:31
Ill be there all zombie up muhahahaha

Reply Posted by Jane haines on Thursday October 17 2013 at 21:11
I can't wait!!! I'm going to scream the whole 5km

Reply Posted by PoG on Thursday October 17 2013 at 22:08
What time does it start please?

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:40
This sounds like a real fun event. They should have offered a 10k race though.

Reply Posted by Mum of three on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:59
Omg! I so wana do this and I hav heard nothing about this up until now! So gutted!!

Reply Posted by chris on Friday October 18 2013 at 18:06
So wished id heard about this.would have been them there. :((

Reply Posted by bethy on Friday October 18 2013 at 18:06
Does any know if you can just go and watch?

Reply Posted by niki on Friday October 18 2013 at 18:27
Cant wait to take part in this as a zombie :)

Reply Posted by mark on Friday October 18 2013 at 18:54
I hope you can go and watch ,Im off to take some photos..This is a really good theme. I love anything zombie

Reply Posted by what? on Friday October 18 2013 at 19:00
Im not too happy that it says £25 for entry

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Saturday October 19 2013 at 02:27
@what - there are race fees love. I did the Herts 10k last week and that was £17. I did Moor Park in Watford two weeks before and that was £16. If you can afford it please pay it. At the end you will have had the time of your life! Personally I think they should have a 10K option. Good luck to everybody doing it.

Reply Posted by mr khan on Saturday October 26 2013 at 14:41
oh yes plente pleased to be taking part in this fun,mrs khan is being born looking like zombie.we are havin most wonderful zombie party.mr khan serving barnsley people for the last 40 years.

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday October 26 2013 at 14:47
mr khan sounds good to me.i got to to stocked up on kestrel as im leading the zombies in the race.