Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014 on 7:08 pm

Zombies to run amok in Huddersfield’s Beaumont Park this Sunday

Huddersfield Zombie Run

The evil dead will be chasing the living at Beaumont Park in Huddersfield this Sunday.

Hosted by the Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table and inspired by post-apocalyptic zombie films and games, a 4k fun-run will be held in aid of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as well as other local causes.

Volunteering students from the University of Huddersfield will play the zombies, who will behave in different ways.

Some will be slow, crawling and lumbering, while some of the more energetic ones will run after participants.

Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table spokesman Andrew Sparks told the Yorkshire Standard: “This Mother’s Day, Beaumont Park will be filled with a horde of the undead, each of them angry, ravenous and out for blood.

“All your favourites will be there, from your traditional shambling zombies to the more modern style fast rage-virus style zombies.”

Runners will begin with a downhill run into Dungeon Wood and will run through a terrain of sharp inclines, wooded areas, tunnels, open parkland and even a dismantled Victorian railway station.

Each competitor will have three tags secured to their back with Velcro, but zombies will be on the lookout to get them. Runners who complete the course with at least one tag intact will survive ‘uninfected’.

Mr Sparks added: “The more runners we have, the more the zombies will get confused and quite frankly, we’re starting to have trouble with restraining them.

“There’ll be prizes for the bravest runners and at noon, there will be a shorter race for the kids with more sympathetic zombies (still in full makeup, just a warning) and a kids costume competition.

“We look forward to mercilessly devouring you all!”

For more information about the Huddersfield Zombie Run 2014, please visit www.huddersfieldstateofdecay.org.uk.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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