Sunday morning runners dodge zombies in south Langley park

Zombies don’t run

The ones purists are familiar with from the George E. Romero films, aren’t capable of running.

Intead, they shamble, lurch, and limp.

And they groan a lot while they’re doing it.

So it only made sense that, rather than joining the roughly 150 runners at the start line at Campbell Valley Regional Park for the Vancouver Zombie Fun Run early Sunday morning, the nine folks who volunteered to play the role of the “undead” stationed themselves at strategic points along the route and lunged at participants as they jogged past.

The one rule that all of the volunteer zombies had to follow was simple – they could approach the runners, but under no circumstance were they allowed to they touch them.

Participants knew what was waiting for them along the trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park during the Vancouver Zombie Run early Sunday morning. Even so, they instinctively ducked and cringed when a hungry chef jumped in front of them. – Troy Landreville

Race director and Langley resident Gary Jones said since this was the inaugural year for this 10-km run, he expected a few hiccups.

“All in all participants had fun with a few scares along the way,” Jones said. “For some participants, this was their first ever race so they were inspired to run when they would normally not.”

Campbell Valley park was chosen as the location because of its scenic nature and the fact it allowed for a 10-km route.

Jones said Sunday’s run followed the same model of other runs put on by Wet Coast Events which are all about “affordable, fun and memorable events that can be enjoyed by walkers and runners of all ages.”

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