If you’re like most people these days and obsessed with zombies, you might want to visit Littlestown High School this weekend.
The senior class will be holding a zombie run Saturday morning. More specifically, there will be an obstacle course throughout the high school and onto school grounds. And of course, around every corner will be a zombie – well, a high school senior – ready to catch you.
The idea started a couple months ago, according to senior adviser and English teacher Jennifer Yutzy. The Littlestown High School senior class wanted to give back to a charity. After many discussions, students finally agreed on giving to the 9/11 Memorial Fund.
On May 24, the Littlestown High School senior class plans to visit New York City. First, the class will be visiting NBC’s Today Show, and then they will go to the 9/11 memorial and present a check to the charity.
The class is hoping to raise about $2,000, Yutzy said. The money raised from the zombie run will help a bit with expenses to New York City, but for the most part, it will all go toward the 9/11 Memorial Fund.
After the students present their check, they will have a few hours to spend in the city before coming back to Littlestown that day.
Registration is $10. For that $10, participants will be able to run in the obstacle course and have three belts (or “lives,” in Zombies-talk). Those who want to purchase more “lives” can buy more belts for $5. The same rules that apply in flag football apply to the zombie run. And participants must be 11 years old or older.
The senior class will also be selling baked goods and other souvenirs, like T-shirts that say, “I survived the Littlestown Zombie Run.”
So far, about 50 people have registered, and there are about 40 zombies. Those who are planning to attend Saturday’s zombie run, which starts at 10 a.m., should wear old clothes, Yutzy said. They will get dirty.
So, how did students decide on a zombie run as a way to raise money?
“We have a lot of kids who like “The Walking Dead,” I guess,” Yutzy said.