Story last updated at 11/7/2012 - 1:11 pm
Zombies invaded the city of Craig on Saturday, Oct. 27, searching for fresh victims. The fourth annual Halloween Fun Run, organized by the Prince of Wales Runners Club, was transformed as zombie volunteers hid along the three kilometer course. Runners and walkers attached belts and flags, usually seen in flag football games, and tried to negotiate the course without losing their "lives," er, flags, to the "mindless marauding zombies." Fifteen walking dead waited along the course for the right moment to attack one of the runners and walkers. Returning to the start/finish line at Annie Betty's Coffeehouse with no flags meant that runners/walkers had not survived and therefore couldn't receive a race time. It was all in fun though.
Fifty-two adults and children, many in costume, braved the low-30's temperatures and registered to run or walk the scenic waterfront course and brave zombie attacks. At the end of the event, it was hard to figure out who had more fun, the participants or the zombies. The Prince of Wales Runners Club gives special thanks to the three make-up artists, who did a great job "creating" zombies.
The Prince of Wales Runners Club puts on seven fun runs/walks a year, from Valentines Day to Christmas. The next one is the Turkey Trot. Its big event is the Prince of Wales Island Marathon and Half Marathon attacks 300 runners from all over the United States, and takes place each Memorial Day weekend. Registration and news about the new course for the 14th Annual Marathon can be found at http://www.powmarathon.org/wp/