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Thousands Raised In Town's Zombie Run

Monday October 28 2013

Photo by Brett at Candy Media Photo by Brett at Candy Media

OVER £20,000 was raised when scores of blood-thirsty zombies were chasing people around Worsbrough Mill last week!

The undead descended on the park to pursue those taking part in the Barnsley Hospital Charity Zombie Run.

More than 560 people raced through the post-apocalyptic assault course as fast as their legs could take them, with the terrifying zombies hot on their heels.

The event was completed with military personnel in full-on SWAT gear carrying machine guns, guiding the hundreds of 'evacuee' runners through the 5km course.

Each runner wore a utility belt which had three 'lives' attached to it. Those who made it to the end of the race and reached the 'quarantine' area with at least one intact were deemed to have survived the course.

Katie Cartwright, fundraising manager for the charity, said the idea for the event came from her own love for TV show The Walking Dead.

"We've raised nearly £20,000 in one day and couldn't be more thrilled with the way in which people have got into the event," Katie said.

"We've had some really imaginative costumes and it's great to see people having such a good time while raising funds for such as important charity."

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Reply Posted by Wayne Hanson on Monday October 28 2013 at 15:20
£20,000 - Thats great, but I bet there is more next year

Reply Posted by LOL on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 13:50
Ah and no meck-up required.

Reply Posted by bobby on Monday October 28 2013 at 15:31
Anyone looking for a good scare look up Yorkshire scream park Wakefield. Its not charity,but it looks ace.

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Monday October 28 2013 at 23:54
I normally run 10K races. I am from Barnsley but live in London. I hope this event is on next year cos I will not be missing it. Sounds brill.

Reply Posted by TO KILKENNY on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 00:44
I wish you,d run 100miles and keep going,sick of listening to you London crap,,,

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 08:28
@To Kilkenny - I am sorry you are so thick. Aw jealous cos I made the break and moved out of Barnsley? You are probably one of those sad people who think 'tarn' is the best place in the UK.

Reply Posted by BarnsleyHospitalCharity on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 09:09
The event will definitely be retuning next year with more zombies and bigger obstacles!
Thank you to everyone who was involved this year! We were overwhelmed with the generosity of you all and the support you showed to our charity.
All money raised will support local care at Barnsley Hospital so thank you x

ipso Regulated