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Zombies

Running for their lives

’Tis the season to flee zombies: 1,500 race 5 kilometers, evading the undead

 A zombie wanders about the race course in attempt to steal the flags of runners participating in the 2nd Annual rUNDEAD 5k, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics on Sunday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
A zombie wanders about the race course in attempt to steal the flags of runners participating in the 2nd Annual rUNDEAD 5k, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics on Sunday.
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Sometimes you have to ride the wave of zombie popularity. That’s what Neal Johnson, president and CEO of Special Olympics New York, plans to do with the group’s zombie run fundraisers, which attracted more than 1,500 participants to the Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday morning. When the idea for a zombie run was first pitched to him, he admitted he was skeptical about its chance for success. A zombie run has competitors trying to ...

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