Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Run from the Zombies! (Or With Them) - October 2013 Event - Nonfiction

Mark your calendar for October 19, 2013. What's more fun than a 5K run? How about a 5K Zombie Run? Runners will wear flag belts and try to make it to the town square while being pursued by the undead who are trying to snatch their flags (and brains). You can register as a runner for $45 or as a zombie for $20. For more info visit the website Dawn Of the Lititz Dead...... or their Facebook Page

The run is taking place in the town of Lititz (recently voted coolest small town in America) located in beautiful Lancaster County, PA, USA. Sponsors include internationally known Clair Global which handles sound, lighting and staging for major concerts and had its beginnings in Lititz and Tait Towers, designers of cutting edge staging and lighting effects.

The run will follow a course thru town; there will be obstacles like blockades and old cars as well as zombies. Runners will compete in heats of 50. The actual run is from 10 AM till 2 PM followed by a street fair.

Tired and thirsty after that run? There will be food stands and a designated area for beer and wine. Or stop in at the Bull's Head Pub for cask conditioned ale and sausage rolls.

Need knew threads? There are plenty of boutiques along main street, as well as Uncle Funky's Thrift and Vintage.

If werewolves are more your thing...well, I can't help you there. But if WOLVES are your thing, then check out the Wolf Sanctuary of PA in Lititz. October 19th and 20th are included in Wolf Awareness Week. Check out their site for events. There's also a Bed and Breakfast on site, but limited space of course so book NOW!

Lancaster is widely known for its vibrant Pennsylvania Dutch communities and family entertainment sites as well as its burgeoning art scene. Make a weekend of it; survive the Zombie Run on Saturday Oct. 19 and then spend Sunday at the nearby Strasburg Steam Railroad which has scheduled a Great Train Robbery. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will be open and provides entertainment for the whole family, or see the Woman In Black at the Fulton Theater , built in 1852 and considered the oldest continuously operating theatre in the nation. (Order tickets ahead of time.)

There's also plenty of outlet shopping, hotels, restaurants, museums, and art galleries in nearby Lancaster. (Most are 30-40 minutes or less from Lititz.) You might also choose one of the many attractions spotlighting the Amish community. To plan your trip, please visit the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Site. One reminder: businesses owned or run by members of the Anabaptist sects - Amish and Mennonite - are usually closed on Sundays.

I haven't made up my mind as to whether I'll be a runner or a zombie, but since I tend to be rather slow...I guess the choice is obvious.

This exciting ad was brought to you by the Flash Fiction Blog. If you're new here, please feel free to peruse the site, where you'll find short stories, non-fiction articles and microfiction (but, sadly, no zombie stories). Don't see a comment box? Try refreshing the page. There seems to be an issue with comments appearing for some, but not others, and I have yet to find a solution. Sometimes refreshing does work.


  1. Arrrghhh..Urgghhhhh....Ummmmmmm....

  2. They have a huge Zombie Walk in Brisbane every year. Quite disturbing if you're not prepared and run into it along the street.

  3. ha. this sounds like it would be a fun trip....brainz...zmiles.

  4. That sounds fun! I'd be a zombie.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse