The inaugural Running Dead event will be held by JCI Vernon at Polson Park Saturday.

Zombies rally for youth

JCI Vernon will host Running Dead event in Polson Park Saturday to raise funds for the Teen Junction Youth Centre

Zombies are taking over Polson Park.

JCI Vernon will host the Running Dead event in the park Saturday to raise funds for the Teen Junction Youth Centre.

“We are very excited to bring the Zombie Run to Vernon. It will add a new event to our community,” said Ute Zeeh, event co-chairperson.

The event will not only allow participants to walk or run for their ‘lives’, using a removable flag belt, similar to flag football, but it allows for attendees to wear their regular running gear, or dress like a zombie. Face painting for children, as well as massages  by donation will occur on site.

Breakfast sandwiches and coffee or hot chocolate will also be free to participants.

The event is sponsored by Graydon Security Systems and Capri Insurance.

“We are happy to support the Teen Junction Youth Centre, and we hope this will be a successful first year for this fundraiser,” said Brandon Thacker, event co-chairperson.

Registration runs from 10 to 11 a.m., with zombie zumba warm-up at 10:30 a.m. and the zombies being released at 11 a.m.


Registration is $30 for one adult, 12 and up, $60 for two adults, 12 and up, and $70 for two adults and up to two kids. For additional children, it is $5 for those five and under and $10 for those five to 11. To register or for information, visit



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